Certified Public Manager Program

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We, at the KU Public Management Center, are honored to be the hosting agency for this annual conference for city and county leaders in Kansas. We partner with the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) Conference Planning Committee and are pleased to present this as their association's spring conference.

Our goal is to provide relevant content for today's public service leaders. In addition to presenting informative and thought-provoking speakers, the conference provides a critical networking opportunity for local government leaders. 

KCCM 2022, EMERGE Conference!

Join us for a two-day Kansas City/County Manager Conference on Thursday, April 28 from 8:30-4:00 PM and Friday, April 29 from 9:00-noon. From keynotes to small breakout discussions, presentations to networking opportunities, we are excited about this year's conference.



Highlights Include
• The history of community policing, how it informs the public's opinion and the legitimacy of your local department, and what changes can be made to be more effective.
• Bringing solar energy to your area - a discussion of practical logistics for offering alternative energy sources in Kansas.
• Is your community prepared for a cyber-attack? Practical, achievable, and accessible things you can do to assess, prepare, and protect your organization.
• KU Research Capsule. Three faculty members discuss their latest research in a speed-round format. Then you have the opportunity share with them the kinds of research you believe would help in the field today. Finally, hear the results of our MPA survey and focus groups regarding the curriculum alumni feel would be helpful to serve local governments today.

We hope you can join us this year. See you on April 28th!


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Today's Public Discourse and its Effect on Democracy's Norms and Values. What Would Bob Kipp Teach Us about Public Service in this Moment? This panel discussion is both a tribute to and reflections on Bob Kipp's service to civic life in Kansas City and his mentorship of countless KU MPA students over several years. Join David Warm, CEO of the Mid-America Regional Council, Jewel Scott, former Director of the Kansas City Civic Council, and Bob Layton, City Manager of Wichita Kansas in a discussion moderated by Rosemary O'Leary, Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor and author of the Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government (the third edition was the 2021 winner of the Best Book in Public Management Award by the Academy of Management). Lunch is Friday from noon-1:30 in the 521 Room in the Oread, tickets are $25.00. Stay for the reception honoring the career of Rosemary O'Leary hosted by the Kansas Chapter of Women Leading Government immediately following! Click below to register for the luncheon ONLY. If you are registering for the conference, use the link above.


This course contains no sessions