This tool measures your leadership impacts as a snapshot in time across three broad areas: Self-Awareness, Social-Awareness, and Governance Approaches. The 360-degree assessment collects observations from you as well as from observers that you identify. You may choose to have observers in one or more of the five observation groups: Elected Colleagues, Partisan Staff, Nonpartisan Staff, Constituents, and Other.
ElectedLeaders360! is specifically designed for current elected officials who serve on a policy-making capacity and who are serious about their professional development and growth. This web-based assessment has been designed to address goals and ensure a positive experience for users.
The 59-question survey takes about 15 minutes to complete; fifty-five questions are on a quick-click rating scale and four questions are open-ended. The web-based approach can be completed on desktop or mobile devices.
Each category and question is specifically designed based on extensive research and over 150 years of combined study and practice. Research from prominent thought leaders influenced the questions and results narratives.
Results are personalized based on observer feedback and, if minimum requirements are met, available 30-days from the initial participant welcome email. Final reports include a description of the results and, to increase impacts, reflection questions guide future professional development. It can be saved and printed as a PDF, and viewed online for one-year.
ElectedLeaders360! takes a proactive leadership approach, emphasizing how leaders become catalysts for change as opposed to focusing on positional, relational, or personal power stances.
How ElectedLeaders360! Is Different
Assessment results add layers of self-awareness through three main areas: completing the survey, receiving the results, and being guided through a reflective journey–that’s the really cool part! While most 360 assessments stop at the observer feedback, our approach allows your input one more time before the report is finalized. This gives you the opportunity to share thoughts on your present and future approaches by category.
ElectedLeaders360! is specifically designed for elected leaders in policy-making bodies. It complements our other assessment, LeadershipEnergizes360!, which is geared towards leaders in other capacities. More information can be found at www.leadershipenergies360.com.
This 360 is not intended to up-sell you to other products or services, as some other 360s may attempt. It is designed with three different application approaches in mind: self-study, professional development trainings, and executive coaching.
Executive coaches use it with their clients one-on-one to advance understandings and shift behaviors. Once certified, the executive coach has access to their own account where they can access their clients’ reports.
Organizations use the 360 group accounts to complement in-house trainings.
Individuals take it to grow and learn at their own pace.
Areas of Assessment
Observations are collected across 10 leadership areas in three broad categories
Founders and Faculty
Paul Danczyk, PhD
Paul Danczyk, PhD, is the Leadership Energizes! co-founder and lead architect of the 360 assessments. He is the Director of Executive Education in Sacramento, at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (USC). His professional contributions concentrate on national, state, local and nonprofit leadership and management. Paul is a featured presenter and executive coach, and designs, delivers, and evaluates public-sector executive training programs. He also teaches master-level classes at USC and, previously, at the Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico.
In professional communities, he serves in multiple leadership roles with the American Society for Public Administration at the national, regional, and local levels, including being the member-elected national president from 2019-2020, and was previously appointed by the Amador County Board of Supervisors to serve on the Behavioral Health Advisory Board and served on the Amador Community College Foundation board.
A returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Paul earned a PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh; Master of Public Administration from USC; and BS, Education from Pennsylvania State University. He is a certified executive coach through the International Coaching Federation, trained at the Hudson Institute for Coaching, has a certificate in Mediating Disputes from Harvard Law School, and is certified in the Barrett’s Value Centre tools. Paul enjoys landscaping, creating sculptures, painting, and bee keeping.
Preferred pronouns: he/his/him
Janet Denhardt, DPA
Janet V. Denhardt, DPA, is the Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration and Director of the USC Price School in Sacramento. She was previously Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Dr. Denhardt is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration, the field’s equivalent of the National Academy of Science. She is the 2013 recipient of Charles Levine Award, given by American Society of Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) to recognize a public administration faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in three major areas of the field of teaching, research and service to the wider community.
Dr. Denhardt has published five books, including The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Public Administration: An Action Orientation, and Street Level Leadership. Several of these are in multiple editions and translations. She has also published numerous articles in professional journals, primarily in the areas of citizen engagement, leadership, and governance. She is a native of Seattle, Washington and she earned her doctorate in public administration from the University of Southern California.
Robert Denhardt, PhD
Robert Denhardt is the Leadership Energizes! co-founder, and a Professor and Director of Leadership Programs at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Dr. Denhardt is well-known for his scholarship on the public service, public administration, organizational development, ethics, and leadership.
His major books include The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service, Theories of Public Organization, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Pursuit of Significance, and In the Shadow of Organization, in addition to publishing over 100 articles in professional journals.
Dr. Denhardt has served as president of the American Society for Public Administration and was elected a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration. He was a winner of the Dwight Waldo Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship in Public Administration and the Charles H. Levine Award for teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession.
Dr. Denhardt served as director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University before coming to the University of Southern California and has been a consultant to public and private organizations, including public universities.
Recent publications include:
Nahavandi, A,, Denhardt, R., Denhardt, J., & Aristeguieta, M., Organizational Behavior; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; 2015.
Denhardt, R., Denhardt, J., & Aristeguieta, M., Managing Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, 4th Ed.; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; 2015.
Denhardt, J., & Denhardt, R., The New Public Service, 4th Ed.; New York: Routledge; 2015.
Denhardt, J., & Denhardt, R., The New Public Service Revisited; Public Administration Review, 75(5) :664–672; 2015.
Carol Geffner, PhD
Carol J. Geffner, PhD, is Professor of the Practice of Governance, Management and Policy at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and Director of the Executive Master of Leadership Program. Dr. Geffner is well known for her thought leadership and advisory work with multi-sectorial organizations on improving human and organizational performance and the capacity for sustainable success.
Dr. Geffner is particularly interested in the intersection between organizational performance, management and the discipline of psychology as a basis for her work. She is a nationally recognized speaker and thought leader on organizational change, CEO and executive team leadership and performance, large-scale transformation and application of learning theory to improving operational implementation.
Dr. Geffner has served as president of Newpoint Healthcare Advisors, a national healthcare consulting firm, for the past nine years. During this time, she has worked with nonprofit and for-profit health systems as well as academic medical centers on a broad range of strategy, growth and performance issues related to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In prior executive positions, Dr. Geffner served as Chief Learning Officer and President, Shared Services, for a $1.8 billion integrated newspaper and media-company in which she provided management direction and oversight for purchasing, risk management, marketing and communications and human resources. She was also the executive in charge of Information Technology.
Dr. Geffner has held faculty positions at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatochi Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate School and Chapman University. She has served on the Board of United Way of Orange County and the Ralph Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship at Chapman University.
Dr. Geffner earned a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.
Eleni Mastorakos, MA
Eleni Mastorakos, MA, is the 360 lead administrator, and Program Administrator for the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, Executive Education. In this role, Eleni facilitates specialized leadership development training programs for various populations of working professionals throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
With an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from California State University, Los Angeles, and a BA in English from the University of California Riverside, Eleni has held multiple roles within the field of education. She has been an academic program coordinator, an English writing tutor, and an English as a Second Language Instructor.
With a passion for making a difference in a student’s learning experience, Eleni is dedicated to engaging with lifelong learners and facilitating programs that promote career growth and development.
Frank Zerunyan, JD
Frank Vram Zerunyan, JD is a Professor of the Practice of Governance at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and Director of Executive Education at USC Price Bedrosian Center on Governance and The Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making, an Interdisciplinary Center USC Marshall USC Viterbi and USC Price (DECIDE), as well as Director of ROTC Programs. His key areas of expertise include Local Governments, Public Private Partnerships, Civic and Ethical Leadership, Land Use, Regulation, Negotiation and Executive Education. He teaches graduate courses on Intersectoral Leadership (Collaborative Governance), Business and Public Policy, International Issues in Public Policy, Negotiation, Place Institutions and Governance as well as International Laboratory. Frank also lectures locally and globally to build capacity and foster leadership among public executives worldwide. In his capacity as an honorary instructor colonel in the Armenian Army and Air Force, he lectures, coaches and advises on academic affairs at the Vazgen Sargsyan Military University in Armenia. For his influential work over the past five years in Armenia, he was awarded LL.D. Doctor of Laws – Honoris Causa by the Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia.
Frank is a three term Mayor and still serving Council member in the City of Rolling Hills Estates, California. In his role as a public official, after serving as Chair of the Planning Commission in Rolling Hills Estates, Frank was elected to the City Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015. He previously served and continues to serve on various regional public boards, including law enforcement, sanitation, technology and transit. He has chaired and continues to chair select city government committees in Rolling Hills Estates. Frank’s public service on various local government policy committees extends statewide with the California League of Cities, California Contract Cities Association and Southern California Association of Governments. In 2008, Frank was elected and assumed a leadership role as the 52nd President of California Contracts Cities Association, the second largest municipal organization in the state of California with approximately 70-member cities and 7 million residents.
As a gubernatorial appointee under Governor Schwarzenegger, Frank was a state regulator serving on the Medical Board of California in the Department of Consumer Affairs. He was elected by the Board to serve as its Vice President. After five years of service on the Medical Board, Frank’s term expired in June of 2011. His responsibilities on the Medical Board included the promulgation of regulation, professional discipline and the sixty million plus budget of the Medical Board.
In January of 2013, Frank was appointed to an ad hoc experts committee on capacity building in public administration at the United Nations Division for Public Administration and Development Management in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In that capacity, he lectures and conducts capacity building seminars at UN headquarters in New York as well as at UN Forums around the world. As part of his global academic service focused on governance, Frank was appointed to the Editorial Council of the Public Administration Scientific Journal for the Republic Armenia.
Frank has more than 30 years of comprehensive and multi-sectorial experience as a lawyer, judge pro tem, author, consultant, director, board member, professor and public servant. Frank has been honored as one of Southern California Magazine’s Super Lawyers since 2004, The Legal Network’s Top Lawyers in California, Marquis’ Who’s Who in America and American Law and Government institutions like the California Assembly, the California Senate, the County of Los Angeles and various city governments for his leadership in the public sector. In the not for profit sector, Frank chaired the Daniel Freeman Hospitals Foundation in 2001-02 and oversaw the successful distribution of $8 million in gifts. He has acted as a policy advisor and counsel to the Armenian National Committee of America in Washington DC. Frank also served as chairman of the Board of Governors of the worldwide Armenian Bar Association. As a lawyer, he is licensed to practice law in California, District of Columbia (inactive), Courts of International Trade, Federal Courts in the 9th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Frank earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence (Doctor of Laws) degree from Western State University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Long Beach. He also completed his advanced legal studies in Corporate Taxation at the University of Southern California Law Center (USC Gould). He is a graduate of California League of Cities’ Civic Leadership Institute, an educational forum for the state’s rising leaders.