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Capstone

Toward the close of their program of study, students complete a capstone project that addresses a contemporary leadership, management, or policy challenge confronting a public or non-profit organization. All students are registered for six hours of course credit. The project requirement provides participants with considerable latitude in the selection of topics. The program actively encourages participants to select problems of immediate relevance to their own professional practice or communities of interest.

Focusing on specific and personal leadership challenges affords participants the opportunity to hone their technical and analytical skills. The reflective practice component encourages participants to draw upon the experiences and information gained across the entire curriculum to craft novel yet practical solutions to these problems that add value to their organizations, communities, and the profession as a whole. Students will be required to present a case problem they developed as the basis of an exercise in administrative problem solving and coaching for their fellow students.

Overview

Current Capstone Projects

2011 Cohort

 

AUTHOR CAPSTONE DOCUMENT ABSTRACT PPT PRESENTATION TITLE
Monique Allen Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon
Bijal Barot Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon Maternity Leave Policies, Labor Markets and Motherhood: A Comparative Analysis between the United States, Canada and Britain
Teri Bowles Acrobat icon
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David Brookins Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon
Carol Bryck Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon Implementation of the Joint Operations Program: Overcoming Political Challenges to Rational Management of Water Resources in the Clackamas River Basin
Bridget Byfield Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon Leading Collaboration in a Community to Address the Shelter Needs of At-risk Youth in Lane County
Ted Ebora Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon
Dale Elder Acrobat icon
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Trevor Evers Acrobat icon

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Washougal Effective Utility
Management Assessment

Jean Fike Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon Watershed Assessments in Oregon; Where We Are, How We Got Here and How We Can Do Better
Crista Gardner Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon  
Kristy Harrison Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon
KaRin Johnson Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon
Kristen Miles Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon To Serve All Students: The Case for Race Equity Professional Development for Public School District Central Office Staff
Angela Mitchell Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon A Strengths Based Leadership Approach to Building Patient-Centered Medical Home Teams
Alisha Morton Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Hidden Epidemic
Kevin Perkins Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon Searching for Equity: Redefining the Federal Forest Payment System 
Matt Smith Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon  
Holly Thompson Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon An Assessment of the City of Beaverton's Readiness for Cultural Inclusion Initiatives 
Shannon Wilson Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon Increasing the Resiliency of Community Development Corporations in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Area: A Path Forward 

Past Capstone Projects

2008 Cohort

Author Capstone Document Abstract PPT Presentation Title
Grisha Alpernas Acrobat icon Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon Increasing the Efficiency of Street Lighting in Sandy
Gus Burril Acrobat icon Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon City of Madras Transportation Funding Initiative
Laurel Butman Acrobat icon
Powerpoint icon Community Needs for Hatfield School Executive Offerings
Frederic Charlton
Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon Identifying Leadership Competencies for First-Level Supervisors
Jeannie Davis Acrobat icon Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon Oregon Law Library New Funding Model
Scott Fellman
Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon Impact of Civilian Oversignt on Community Trustin the Eugene Police Department
Joseph Harris     Powerpoint icon  
Carolyn Heniges
Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon Strategies to Influence Political Decision-Making: A Case Study at Clark County
Ken Horn Acrobat icon
Powerpoint icon Org Safety Culture of CCFD1
Christine Larsen

Powerpoint icon Facilitating the Conscience Emergence of Integral Leadership: Strategically Navigating Our Interconnected, Living World
Ann McLaughlin Acrobat icon Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon Oregon Univ System Public Corporation Model
Annie Neal Acrobat icon Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon Leadership Tools for Public Sector Professionals
Michael Turnbull Acrobat icon Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon Virtualworking Executives and Employees
Scott Weninger Acrobat icon Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon Open Burning Rule Making and Toolkit
Tyler Whitmire
Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon City of Fairview: Website Upgrade
Joann Zimmer Acrobat icon Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon A New Approach to Homelessness

2009 Cohort

Author Capstone Document Abstract PPT Presentation capstone video Title

Will Bauscher

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An Analysis of Social Media Policy Development within Oregon's Fire Service COmmunity
Meg Byrtek
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Leverage Points for Sustainability" A Case Study in Organizational Performance
Chris Gibson
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Using SERVQUAL to Assess the Customer Satisfaction Level of the Oregon HIDTA ISC Analytical Unit
Kathy Glanville
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The Role of Technology in Building Leadership Capacity for Public Service
Colleen Miller Acrobat icon Acrobat icon Powerpoint icon The EMployers Transition: Responsibility and Understanding
Mark Sirois
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Study of Manufactured Home Parks in Selected Areas of Clackamas County, OR
Teresa Benett  Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon   Trial Court Administrator, OR Judicial Dept/15th Judicial District - Coos and Curry Circuit Courts
Debbie Ellis  Acrobat icon   Powerpoint icon   Project Director, Education Northwest

 2010 Cohort

Author Capstone Document Abstract PPT Presentation capstone video Title

Wendi Babst

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Lieutenant, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Rachael Banks


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Program Director, Multnomah County Health Department

 Jeannine Beatrice


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System Project Manager, Addiction & Mental Health, Oregon Health Authority 

 David Gassaway

 
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Regional Planner/Emergency Management Coordinator, Washington County 

 Chris Geiger

 
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 Captain/Paramedic, Clackamas County Fire District #1

 Rocky Houston

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State Trails Coordinator, Oreogn Parks and Recreation Department 

 Meta Loftsgaarden

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Deputy Director, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board 

Kim Adamson     Powerpoint icon   General Manager,Beacon Hill Water & Sewer District
Jeff Rasmussen

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  Powerpoint icon   Jefferson County, County Administrative Officer
Elizabeth Woody


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      Program Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust
Stephen McMurtrey     Powerpoint icon   Affordable Housing Developer, Northwest Housing Alternatives