Consulting and Special Services

KU Public Management Center

Staff of the KU Public Management Center are available to serve your agency or organization in a variety of consultation and special service categories:

Organizational Development

Services and assistance in analyzing gaps in organization performance, training needs, and workplace performance-improvement alternatives. Training design and development, and development and evaluation.

Management Coaching

Individualized sessions to support managers in developing self-improvement plans. Provided by Jonathan Morris.

Emotional Intelligence

Individual testing and feedback provided by Jonathan Morris and Terri Callahan.

Strategic Planning

A facilitated process to help organizations develop a realistic vision of future growth and development. The Public Management Center offers a broad array of consulting and special services to public agencies and organizations including:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Management Coaching
  • Strategic Planning
  • Employee Surveys and Assessments
  • Succession Planning
  • Systems Approach to Staff Recruitment, Retention and Development
  • Public Meeting/Hearing Facilitation
  • Team-Building
  • Conflict Management and Resolution

Keynote Speaker

Presentations ideal for conferences and organizational retreats. View our list of custom course and open enrollment topics for possible topic ideas or contact us with your idea!


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