Jim Stephens currently serves as senior public service associate in the Director's
Office. His work includes training efforts in the International division and other
Institute of Government special projects.
Jim directed the Institute of Government's Governmental Training, Education and Development
Division (GTED) beginning in 2002. In that capacity, he managed the GTED faculty and
staff whose responsibilities included providing a myriad of learning and training
programs to elected and appointed officials in Georgia.
Before coming to the University of Georgia, Jim directed the Program for Rehabilitation
Leadership in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University,
where he was a regional and national resource to state government executives in the
areas of leadership and organizational development. Jim is a skilled trainer and facilitator
who has worked with federal, state, and local government leaders and has published
writings in the public administration and human resource development fields.
Jim started his career in the North Carolina state government as a front line human
services delivery professional and supervisor, and he managed one of the largest human
resource development programs in the North Carolina state government.
M.P.A., Georgia State University; M.Ed. University of North Carolina; B.A. Psychology/Sociology,
Appalachian State University