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Public Administration


UWM School of Continuing Education Governmental Affairs Department offers support to public and nonprofit sector managers. We partner with individuals and organizations involved in the governmental process to achieve their goals of improving policies, services and operations.

Certificate in Public Administration
  Course Series  
Certified Public Manager Program in Milwaukee
Professional Judicial Assistant Certificate Available Online
Project Management

Building Critical Thinking Skills in Today's Public Manager

Wed., March 18, 2015

Controlling the Time Robbers in the Public Sector

Wed., May 28

Wed., May 28

Emotional Intelligence and Communication Skills for Public Managers New Class

Wed., May 14

Employment Law for Public Managers

Wed., Aug. 13

Ethics, Values and the Public Manager

Wed., Sept. 24

How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Public Meeting

Wed., Apr. 30

Information Management Within the Public Sector

Wed., Sept. 10

Lead Your Employees to Award-Winning Customer Service Within the Public Sector

Wed., July 30

Leadership for Public Administrators

Wed., Oct. 22

Wed., Apr. 15, 2015

Media Relations Within the Public Sector

Wed., Oct. 8

Productivity & Quality Improvement

Wed., July 16

Strategies to Defuse Explosive Situations

Course Accessible: July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 Available Online

Course Accessible: July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 Available Online

Stress, Health and Productivity

Course Accessible: July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 Available Online

Course Accessible: July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 Available Online

Supervision Practices

Wed.-Thu., June 25-26

Workplace Dispute Resolution

Wed., June 11

  Dates To Be Announced  
Budgeting Basics for Public Managers
Collaboration within the Public Sector
Communication DOs and DON'Ts for Public Managers
Creating and Innovating Through Change Within the Public Sector
Developing Public and Private Relations
Developing and Managing Effective Teams Within the Public Sector
Effectively Managing Within a Multi-Generational Public Sector Workplace
How to Assess and Improve Your Public Agency's Performance: The Balanced Scorecard
Increase Your Public Agency's Funding Through Grant Research & Proposal Writing
Legislative Relations Within the Public Sector
Motivating Employees in the Public Sector: Getting More Done With Less
Negotiation Skills for Public Managers: 'Winning' Without Creating 'Losers'
Performance Coaching for Public Managers
Personnel Management Overview
Presenting Yourself to One or Many
Problem Analysis & Problem Solving for Public Managers
Social Media in the Public Sector: Explore the Possibilities
Strategic Planning for Public Administrators
The Impact of Inclusion Strategies for Public Managers
The Public Management Profession and Environment
  April - November 2014 Calendar
Public Administration Participant Program Calendar
  Governmental Affairs Consortium
Governmental Training
  Straddling the Digital Divide
Article by Professor, Mordecai Lee, Ph. D.
For more information, contact:
Shirley J. Bufford, Program Director,, 414-227-3157


Public Admin. Summer 2014
Certificate Brochure

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Straddling the Digital Divide:
Keeping a Foot in Each World
Mordecai Lee Ph. D., Professor, Department of Governmental Affairs, explores the future of online education in the article, "We can earn a degree without ever stepping in a classroom, but should we?"

--In the October, 2005, issue of


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