Natural resource management requires knowledge of policy issues, economics and human valuation as much as it requires knowledge of specific natural resources. What are the complex policy factors involved in natural resource management? What is the basic role of economics in the management of natural resources? How are human value systems that underlie policy making and economics integrated into policy decisions?
The Center for Public Service at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government helps public safety professionals acquire and hone the skills required to meet the challenges of contemporary leadership in public organizations. We prepare leaders who can address changing public expectations, overcome constrained resources, and withstand increased scrutiny of their decisions and actions. This core leadership development course is targeted to newly promoted mid-level managers.
The EMPA's week-long National and International Field Experience courses can be incredibly eye opening for new and veteran leaders alike. For the National Field Experience, students have an opportunity to go to Washington D.C. to visit the sources of national policy with live case studies. Over the course of a week, students meet with national agency representatives, members of Congress and their staff, the President's staff, and lobbyists and issue advocates.
Our Executive MPA is a selective program where you will take classes with a cohort of other seasoned and talented peers. While rigorous, the program requires 45 quarter hours of credit rather than the 60 hours required by our conventional MPA degree. It is designed to be completed in 24 months and to meet the unique needs of busy public-sector professionals.
The Hatfield Resident Fellowship targets postgraduate master and Ph.D. students with a strong scholarship record and confirmed interest in public service and leadership.
The Fellowship is an academically rigorous, project-oriented, educational experience designed to provide each Fellow with an opportunity to acquire leadership skills with a public service agency in Oregon. In this light, the program is not an internship or an employment placement procedure.