Center for Excellence in County Leadership
The Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL) program is offered to help county officials develop a professional culture for county government.
The program held annually at the CCAP office in Harrisburg, is a two and a half-day intensive training focused on improving participants' communication, management and leadership skills. Those eligible to participate are CCAP's voting members, including county commissioners or council members, elected executives, chief clerks, county administrators and solicitors of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. Participation is available to one eligible person per county per year, with a maximum of 12 participants per year. Application is required.
The program features the following curriculum:
  • Day One: Styles of Leadership, Managerial Versatility, Leadership Presence
  • Day Two: The Four Conversations: Daily Communication That Gets Results, Crisis Communication, Media Management
  • Day Three: Problem Solving and Decision Making
The 2019 program will be held June 12 - 14 at the CCAP Office in Harrisburg.
The Center for Excellence in County Leadership is produced by:
Vendors are invited to participate as sponsors for the 2019 program by reviewing the sponsorship opportunities (PDF) and completing the sponsorship contract (PDF). The earlier a completed contract is received, the more visibility and duration of exposure for the participating sponsor.
2019 Gold Ribbon Conference Sponsor
2019 Silver Ribbon Conference Sponsors



​2018 CEL Program Brochure (PDF)
The 2019 brochure will be available soon!

2019 CEL Program Application
The application process will open in late October.

Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

Sponsorship Contract (PDF) 

Mandi Glantz
Director of Member and Vendor Relations
Office Phone: (717) 526-1010 x 3339
Direct Phone: (717) 736-4739