Courses

At the core of the KU PMC mission is our support of public service professionals working to improve the quality of our lives in our communities. We bring you this series of webinars during the COVID-19 crisis. We hope the information is useful and connects you with the resources you need to meet the challenges of your communities.


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The Kansas Certified Public ManagerŪ (CPM) program is a professional education opportunity for managers working in government agencies, nonprofits, and organizations that contract to provide public services and meet community needs. CPM is a nationally accredited management program and certification in which participants develop and strengthen their management skills through our competency based curriculum. The program can fill a training gap for staff with significant technical expertise who seek to further their knowledge of current management practices.

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The Emerging Leaders Academy targets promising, non-supervisory/non-managerial staff to help prepare them for leadership roles in their departments and organizations. Participants meet together ten times over five months, with classes designed to help them hone their skills for positions of increasing responsibility while also growing their effectiveness in their current roles. Agencies who invest in sending staff to ELA gain a more prepared and engaged talent pool to draw from for the future, a critical need as many leaders in public service organizations move toward retirement.

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August 26, 2020 to December 16, 2020, Overland Park Police Department (Overland Park, KS)
August 28, 2020 to December 16, 2020, Kansas Health Institue (Topeka, KS)
This program is geared toward current law enforcement commanders to prepare them for senior and executive-level roles. The program is open to sworn, command-level law enforcement leaders throughout Kansas who are tasked with significant management responsibilities.

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This course contains no sessions
This 40-hour program is geared toward frontline and newly promoted supervisors.

LELA Supervisor School is designed to equip frontline supervisors with the concepts and practical tools needed to effectively lead and supervise law enforcement personnel. The curriculum blends the KU Public Management Center's award-winning supervisory leadership training with leading-edge law enforcement training to deliver highly engaging and relevant content that supervisors can put to immediate use in their departments.

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October 12-16, 2020, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (Hutchinson, KS)
This course offers a brief but powerful introduction to tools and perspectives that drive successful leadership in the law enforcement context. It is targeted toward sworn officers who have been newly promoted to a supervisory role, those who are considering applying for promotion, and those who seek to continue to grow their skills in leading others.

Content includes skills development around making a successful transition from peer to boss; decision-making; difficult conversations and resolving conflicts; the difference between leadership and authority (and why it matters); and performance reviews. Additionally, participants will explore the connection between personal strengths and leadership competences and will hear from experienced law enforcement leaders about motivating and leading others in today's law enforcement environment. Each participant will leave with an individual action plan that identifies a path forward in their development as leaders who will contribute to the success of their agencies.

This 2-day course can be taken before another LELA program as an introduction, after another LELA program as a refresher, or as a stand-alone foundation to build leadership competencies.

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September 22-23, 2020, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (Hutchinson, KS)
Individuals often receive training when they first move into a supervisory role. But over time they identify new areas where they'd like to hone their skills as their role evolves, the workforce changes, and new research on effective management practices emerges. Our 3-day course will bring you up to date, offering new skills and strategies to address challenges and bring out the best in your staff. Class size is limited to ensure adequate discussion and individual attention.

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June 23-25, 2020, KU Edwards Campus (Overland Park, KS)
September 1-3, 2020, Kansas Health Institue (Topeka, KS)
December 1-3, 2020, KU Edwards Campus (Overland Park, KS)