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CCAP Center for Excellence in County Leadership logoThe Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), focuses on fostering individual growth through interactive and immersive training aimed at improving participants’ communication, decision-making, and leadership skills. CEL includes intense workshops in leadership styles, managerial versatility, interpersonal dynamics, crisis communication, media management, daily problem-solving, decision-making, and other areas of focus. For more information about the CEL program please review our 2024 brochure

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Congratulations to the CEL Class of 2023!

First Row L-R 

Nicole Hemminger, County Administrator, Blair County; John Alunni, Human Services Administrator, Wyoming County; Bryan Sheaffer, Deputy Director of Elections and Voter Registration, York County; Rebekah Hubbard, Chief Clerk, Susquehanna County  

Second Row L-R 

Erik Walschburger, Deputy County Administrator, Chester County; Kirk Stoner, Director of Planning, Cumberland County; Brian Snyder, Community Planner, Pike County; Cody Kauffman, First Assistant County Solicitor, Berks County

Not Pictured: Tricia Durbin, Commissioner, Warren County

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Since 1986, Dering has supported leaders at every level—individuals, teams and organizations—across many sectors and industries to realize the full potential of their people’s talents and aspirations.

Thank You to our 2023 Center for Excellence in County Leadership Program Sponsors

A Special Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

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PA Counties Risk Pool - PCoRP provides property, liability, automobile and other related insurance coverages, loss control, claims services and training to Pennsylvania counties and county related entities.

Silver Ribbon Sponsors

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