Jason Booth

Jason Booth, county administrator, recently completed the inaugural online leadership training course through the National Association of Counties.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jason E. Booth, Knox County administrator, successfully completed the National Association of Counties (NACo) High Performance Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that equips frontline county government professionals with leadership skills to achieve results for county residents.

NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy features a robust curriculum developed by the Professional Development Academy in partnership with Fortune 1000 executives, public sector leaders and world-renowned thought leaders, including Gen. Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.

“The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy provided a unique and challenging professional development experience that will help us better accomplish our goals in Knox County,” said Booth. “The combination of real-time instruction, webinars and working with a cohort of colleagues gave me the chance to learn from experts alongside other county professionals who are facing similar challenges and opportunities.”

The High Performance Leadership Academy focuses on five essential skills: leading, organizing, collaborating, communicating and delivering. It emphasizes real-time instruction, small-group learning and knowledge exchanges.

Matthew Chase, NACo’s executive director, said, “NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy is a groundbreaking program designed to help county professionals achieve their full potential in service to residents. Through this academy, county professionals sharpen leadership skills that are the building blocks of healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.”

More than 150 professionals from more than 100 counties across the country completed NACo’s inaugural High Performance Leadership Academy in December 2018.

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