Welcome to the course site for the 2014 Executive Leadership Institute session at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham NC.  This program is sponsored by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA).  It will take place Thursday January 16 – Saturday January 18, 2014.  The workshop is hosted by the Duke Environmental Leadership Program.

Duke University’s theme is Community Sustainability.  As stated by the NFBPA in past years, “As sustainability and related issues are more relevant than ever, public administrators are asked to ‘go green’ and ‘become sustainable’ without a clear definition or road map to guide them.”  The workshop’s goal is to help define sustainability in terms and actions that are relevant to public administrators on a national level.  Furthermore we seek to provide practical skills and insights to help inspire participants to implement sustainability projects of their own.