Erin Dady, the chief of staff for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, is attending a two-week session for government officials at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Dady is at the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.
Harvard says the program “provides a balance of traditional and hands-on learning experiences to help seasoned public officials meet the changing needs of their constituents and communities.”
The program says those attending will be:
- Challenging assumptions about how to exercise leadership in the public sector.
- Developing new conceptual frameworks for addressing policy issues.
- Examining innovative partnerships and new models of collaborative governance.
- Exploring the relationship between citizens and their government.
- Understanding the behavioral dimensions of decision-making.
- Exchanging ideas with experienced faculty and a diverse group of colleagues.
Dady has worked for Coleman since 2006, serving as director of marketing when the Republican National Convention was here in 2008.
She was promoted to chief of staff in 2010, replacing Sara Grewing, who is now the St. Paul city attorney.