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Don Miklus-John Walsh Scholarship
2019 GFOA Leadership Academy at the College of Charleston
May 1, 2019
    College of Charleston Oct 13th-18th

Event Details:

Don Miklus-John Walsh Fellowship

2019 GFOA Leadership Academy at the College of Charleston

(Formerly the Advanced Government Finance Institute)

College of Charleston - October 13-18

 GFOA Leadership Academy Application                                                         

  Leadership Academy Promotion

The Don Miklus-John Walsh Scholarship Fund, funded by GFOA-CT wishes to promote professional development of current, active senior level members of the GFOA-CT, through a fellowship to GFOA’s Leadership Academy. The 2019 Academy will be held at the College of Charleston October 13-18th The event will begin on Sunday afternoon with an opening reception and dinner and concluding on Friday after lunch.


The Academy is limited to 35 participants who are part of senior management within their government (e.g., finance director, assistant finance director, department managers or directors, treasurer).


Attendees will participate in self-assessments and working sessions and hear from industry leaders in a weeklong experience designed to help lift them to the next levels in their public service careers. 

 Topics and sessions include:

·        Self-assessments and other behavioral insights designed to help participants understand how they work—and how they can best contribute to their organizations

·        Leadership skills for the 21st century

  • Characteristics of great organizations


  • You and your organization


  • Values of public service


  • Case study preparation and presentations


  • Leadership discussions and reflections


Unlike previous years, interested applicants must apply directly to GFOA and be accepted into the program. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2019. Applicants selected to participate in the program will be notified by July 31, 2019. GFOA will also notify CTGFOA which individuals have been accepted into the program.


Please note CTGFOA scholarships are limited to one participant.


The Miklus-Walsh Scholarship Fund will pay for the Academy, ($2,100) which includes tuition, meals, books and sponsored activities. Transportation and lodging costs will not be covered. GFOA has reserved rooms at the Embassy Suites in Charleston for $199/night.


Applications for the Academy may be found at www.gfoa.org/leadershipacademy and an online option is available.


Please feel free to contact James Finch at jfinch@branford-ct.gov  if you have any questions.


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