Len Wood is President of Len Wood & Associates, a leading training and consulting firm to local government specializing in public management, budgeting and financial issues. Len Wood spent over twenty-three years in local government, fourteen of which were as City Manager in the Cities of Rancho Palos Verdes and Claremont, California. Len has also served as a professor at the Graduate Center of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona. He has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from California State University at Long Beach. Len is the author of four other local government books, the Commissioner's Little Handbook, the Little Budget Book, Elected Official's Little Handbook and Local Government Dollars and Sense.
Team building and goals setting sessions for city councils and management teams is one of our specialties. Call us for a description of our approach and references.
Len Wood also provides advisory board and commission training for groups varying from 5 to 100. Ask us about our Assessing Commissioner Effectiveness Survey--a 100 question survey that helps identify commission strengths and weaknesses such as teamwork, conflict management, staff support, rapport with the community and chairperson leadership.
Contract Services Include:
Organizational and Management Studies
Contract Feasibility Studies
Performance Evaluation Facilitator
Fiscal Condition Evaluations
Performance Measure Development
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