SEI is an incomparable experience. We need your support to make SEI a reality for local government leaders who lack the resources to attend. Please click on the link below to make a donation to support a scholarship fund to the Senior Executive Institute. Your contribution is tax deductible. The donations will be managed by a committee of SEI alumni and advisors.
If you prefer to pay by check, make check payable to "SEI Support Fund" and mail it to: SEI Support Fund, ATTN: Melanie Gillies, Center for Public Service, P.O. Box 400206, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4206.
Please contact Mel Gillies at email@example.com with any questions.
Thank you for your commitment to SEI. You make a difference!
"SEI was a transformative experience for me. It connected the dots between my job as a local government manger and the higher moral purpose served by the democratic process. SEI made one of the hardest jobs in the world fun and fulfilling by transforming frustration with a political process into excitement over a governance process. It has helped me empower my departments and staff, not by managing them, but by needing, challenging and trusting them. I still have high expectations, but they are now accompanied by an authentic connection to all of my staff that goes beyond the job. I think I am a far better manager in all capacities because of SEI. This includes enabling our elected body to govern, building community and creating a world class organization.
A true testament to SEI is the number of chief administrative officers who send members of their staff through the program after attending it themselves. I and one of my staff received a partial scholarship to attend SEI which enabled our small organization to reap the program’s leadership benefits. Without the scholarship, a small community would struggle to send staff to such a rewarding program."
C. James Ervin, Town Manager
Town of Rocky Mount, Virginia