Workshops & Custom Courses

KU Public Management Center

Tailoring Success

The KU Public Management Center provides the organizations of Kansas and its public sector professionals with tools for achieving and managing successful work environments. Depending on your needs, our courses are available in Customized or Open Enrollment formats.

Custom Courses Open Enrollment Workshops
  • Designed to meet the needs of specific organizations, departments, or units
  • Can range from part-day to multi-day according to your group's needs
  • We'll be happy to provide these courses at the location of your choice (with a minimum number of people).
  • Open to any individuals and provide a training setting that brings together participants from multiple public service agencies
  • We generally offer these at the PMC in Topeka or in the Kansas City metro area, including the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
  • Upcoming workshops can be found on our calendar.

Custom Course Contact:
Noel Rasor
noel@ku.edu
785-864-6864

Open Enrollment Contact:
Alecia Gray
agray@ku.edu
785-864-6864

Topics

One of our most popular courses is our Supervisory Leadership Training course - click below to read more:

 

Other recent examples of our Open Enrollment and Customized Courses include:

  • Accountability
  • Building a Strengths-Based Workplace
  • Business Etiquette
  • Business Writing
  • Coaching and Motivation
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Customer Service in the Public Sector
  • Decision Making in Tough Times
  • Delegation
  • Dynamics of Conflict
  • Effective Workplace Communication
  • Efficiency, Adaptation, and Trust
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Engagement
  • Ethics
  • Generations in the Workplace
  • Handling Difficult Conversations
  • Human Resources Policies for Supervisors
  • Introduction to Budget
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership and Learning Organizations
  • Leadership Styles
  • Leading Diverse Teams
  • Making Your Life Work: Organizing & Balancing Work & Home
  • Managing Up
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Networking Skills
  • Performance Management and Evaluation
  • Strategic Budgeting
  • Strengths Deployment Inventory
  • StrengthsFinder: Putting Your Strengths to Work
  • Succession Planning
  • Teamwork in Organizations
  • Tools to Understand and Overcome Resistance to Change
  • Transitions and Change
  • Working Effectively with Elected Officials

Courses are offered when minimum enrollment numbers are met. All courses are also available on a contract basis or as a conference or retreat speech.


Program Accessibility: We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please call 785-864-6864 to discuss your needs at least two weeks before the start of the program if possible.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Before applying for an open enrollment course, please make sure that you understand our cancellation and refund policy.


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.