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Donna Warner

Donna Warner

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program

Donna Warner has worked for the last two decades at the School of Government creating and implementing education and training programs for North Carolina local governmental leaders. In conjunction with SOG faculty and others, Donna designs and delivers management and leadership programs for city and county managers, emerging local governmental leaders, chief district judges, MPA students and local elected officials. She helped create several of the School’s leadership programs including the Local Elected Leaders Academy, the Public Executive Leadership Academy, the LGFCU Fellows, and the Chief District Court Judges Leadership Program.

Donna is also a certified facilitator with extensive experience working with boards and groups as well as a Master Trainer in The Leadership Challenge with a solid understanding of the behaviors and practices of exemplary leadership. She also conducts planning and board retreats for multiple North Carolina municipalities and counties, helping boards plan and work together to solve public problems. Donna brings expertise in budget and management analysis, strategic planning, human resource administration, and retreat facilitation.

Donna earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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