Melissa Harrell completes UT Leadership Program

Oct 08, 2021 at 07:00 am by Cynthialynn Jones

Melissa Harrell
Melissa Harrell

Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk, Melissa Harrell recently completed the Local Government Leadership Program (LGLP) hosted by the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service. Each year, LGLP provides local government leaders with opportunities to connect with each other, expand their leadership capacity, and learn about new and innovative leadership practices and approaches.

The city and county officials who attended this multi-day program in Knoxville were invited by UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) and UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS), sister agencies of the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership. Each attendee received a leadership assessment profile offering insight into their individual leadership styles and approaches. The program also consisted of teambuilding activities and multiple small-group sessions to explore and discuss leadership strategies, best practices, and innovative approaches. Additionally, the program included sessions on ways to build an ethical culture, applying Lean practices in the public sector, and sharing a personal leadership philosophy.

LGLP began over two decades ago with the goal of cultivating proactive government leaders, and is designed to provide these leaders with knowledge and tools to help guide their cities and counties into the future.


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Leadership award?? This is the funniest thing I have ever read. Its going to take a lot more than the completion of some program to teach Melissa Harrell anything about leadership. Someone who cannot run her own department, she struggles with any aspect of the clerks office, She shows favoritism, creates her own little "clicks" and uses people until she has no further use then tosses them away. So good going Melissa Harrell, I'm sure this was a waste of your time and probably tax payer money.
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