MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson was recently honored by the National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE) and NACo for graduating from the Certified County Association Executive Program (CCAEP).
CCAEP is a structured continuing education curriculum for the professional development of executive directors of county state associations. The program is designed to comprehensively train county association leaders to be knowledgeable of leadership and association challenges and better prepare them to find ways to address emerging issues. The Program is sponsored and credentialed by the NCCAE and Cornell University with the support of the NACo.
“The County Certification Program’s curriculum is designed to equip association directors with the tools they need to address the increasing demands and challenges of civic leadership today,” said NCCAE President Larry Dix, Executive Director of the Nebraska Association of County Officials.
Matt Chase, Executive Director of the NACo, added: “The NCCAE program enhances the leadership abilities of these executive directors and gives them the knowledge to serve their members more effectively.”
The CCAEP has a core curriculum including budgeting, human resource management, effective board relations, succession planning, advocacy, media relations and leadership skills and strategies. These are supplemented with electives, training sessions and continuing education courses designed to assist association leaders in serving their constituents their members to the best of their ability.