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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

Budgeting Basics for Public Managers

Wed.-Thu., May 13-14, 2015

Building Critical Thinking Skills in Today's Public Manager

Wed., March 18, 2015

Communication DOs and DON'Ts for Public Managers

Wed., Feb. 18, 2015

Creating and Innovating Through Change Within the Public Sector

Wed., Jan. 21, 2015

Ethics, Values and the Public Manager

Wed., Mar. 4, 2015

Information Management Within the Public Sector

Wed., Sept. 9, 2015

Leadership for Public Administrators

Wed., Apr. 15, 2015

Wed., Oct. 21, 2015

Motivating Employees in the Public Sector: Getting More Done With Less

Wed., Feb. 4, 2015

Negotiation Skills for Public Managers: 'Winning' Without Creating 'Losers'

Wed., Apr. 1, 2015

Personnel Management Overview

Wed.-Thu., Jan. 7-8, 2015

Presenting Yourself to One or Many

Wed., May 27, 2015

Strategies to Defuse Explosive Situations

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

Stress, Health and Productivity

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

Supervision Practices

Wed.-Thu., June 24-25, 2015

Workplace Dispute Resolution

Wed., June 10, 2015

  Dates To Be Announced  
Controlling the Time Robbers in the Public Sector
Developing and Managing Effective Teams Within the Public Sector
Effectively Managing Within a Multi-Generational Public Sector Workplace
Emotional Intelligence and Communication Skills for Public Managers
Employment Law for Public Managers
How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Public Meeting
Lead Your Employees to Award-Winning Customer Service Within the Public Sector
Media Relations Within the Public Sector
Productivity & Quality Improvement
Social Media in the Public Sector: Explore the Possibilities
The Art of Delegation New Class
The Neutral Zone Process
  Public Administration Program Calendar
  Governmental Affairs Consortium
Governmental Training
  Straddling the Digital Divide
Article by Professor, Mordecai Lee, Ph. D.
For more information, contact:
Shirley J. Burks (Bufford), Program Director,, 414-227-3157


Public Admin. Spring 2015
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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