Murfreesboro official completes leadership training


KNOXVILLE – Shannon Logan, an official with the city of Murfreesboro, was among 42 county and municipal government leaders who successfully completed in November the Local Government Leadership Program hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service’s Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership.

UT faculty and private consultants led the three-day, invitation-only program that focused on personal leadership, stress management and ethics, and improving government effectiveness and efficiency.

“LGLP gives elected and appointed government officials the opportunity to examine the best practices in leadership and to learn from their colleagues and counterparts across the state,” said Tom Kohntopp, manager of the Naifeh Center. “By coming together, we find that common issues face officials in East, Middle and West Tennessee. LGLP participants share ideas, and their conversations and advice can lead to new solutions for their communities.”

For more than four decades, IPS has offered leadership programs that promote effective government through creative leadership, managerial effectiveness, professional skills enhancement and lifelong development for leaders and their organizations.