Institute of Government

Service Modules

*Education (examples)
• Leadership and Public Management
• Budget basics: Reading between the lines
• Crafting a neighborhood image
• Continuing education units for required officeholder certification
• Crime and housing: Costly patterns
• Exploring private/public partnerships and bidding process with minority contractors
• Infrastructure: When patching potholes isn’t enough
• Land-use regulations and eminent domain
• Public records: What the law says
• Welfare, social services and the faith-based community
*Topics based on demand

*Training (examples)
• Conflict management: How personality shapes policy
• Creating accountability: Follow the money
• Compromise: Is it a lost art?
• Effective correspondence: Words make a first and lasting impression
• Grant writing: Every dollar counts
• How social media is reshaping civic involvement
• Media relations: You can run but you can’t hide
• Information Technology
• Understanding parliamentary procedure

*Research (examples)
• Organizational structure and content Census data translation
• Compensation comparisons
• Data management
• Mail survey research laboratory
• Census data translation

*Scholars-in-Residence (examples)
•  Includes scholars external to the University with exemplary research and publication credentials and public service professionals with extensive career accomplishments
• Individuals selected for each fall and spring semester of the academic year
• Provides the general public and University communities with in-depth research topics, seminars on current public policy issues, or forms on executive and legislative roles and problem-solving solutions