Learn the New Skills You Want in the New Year
Author: Center for Public Service
Posted: February 1, 2012

As we turn to winter and look forward to spring, we wanted to highlight many of the amazing programs that will begin soon and have registration dates rapidly approaching.

  • The Executive Master in Public Administration program is currently accepting enrollment to the 2012 cohort. This life-altering experience is a valuable personal investment for current and future public service leaders. The application deadline is April 2.
  • The Next Generation Initiative includes the long-standing summertime Oregon Fellows Program, as well as the brand new Hatfield Resident Fellows Program.  This 12-month commitment to an Oregon public service-focused organization is searching all across the country for the premier master’s and Ph.D. graduates from leading universities. Fellows will receive a stipend as they are immersed in a rigorous academic, project-oriented learning experience, in order to advance their public service careers. 
  • The Public Safety Leadership Program has multiple leadership development sessions coming up over the next three months for managers and leaders at all levels within their organizations. Courses are available with or without graduate credit, and are DPSST-accredited.
  • We are currently accepting applications for the new Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit and Public Management, which draws on a proven cohort model to prepare students for leadership positions in nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Over the course of a year students will be challenged to examine effective strategies to wrestle with the “wicked” problems affecting the nonprofit sector and society at large. 
  • 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? Discuss this and more at the bi-annual Natural Resources Policy, Values and Economics workshop aimed at natural resource professionals working in state, tribal and other federal agencies (April 23-27). 

Click here to check out all of the leadership development programs CPS offers.