Instructor: K. Wendy Holden

K. Wendy Holden
Biography: K. Wendy Holden, M.P.A. Wendy Holden is a proven leader with a record of consistently achieving quality results in large, complex organizations. As a business consultant at Flat World, LLC, she uses a wide range of consulting, coaching and management tools, ranging from strategic and business planning to continuous quality improvement. Her public sector career includes serving as the Director of Performance and Accountability, Washington State Department of Health, the Deputy Director, Community, Trade and Economic Development, Deputy Executive Director & Operations Director, Port of Olympia, Deputy Director, Washington State Employment Security Department Director, Washington State Department of General Administration Executive Director, Commission on Efficiency and Accountability and Assistant Director, Management and Productivity, Office of Financial Management. Holden has an M.P.A. from Evans School, University of Washington, a B.A. in General Studies, University of Washington and is a graduate of the State and Local Senior Executive Program, John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.


Classes by this instructor


In this transitional course, we begin to situate the personal leadership journey within larger contexts: Washington state, human resources concerns, and systems thinking.
October 28, 2021 to December 10, 2021, Zoom + Canvas
In this module, students will explore topics related to the larger functioning of public sector organizations: strategic planning, budgeting, leading change, organizational culture, and performance management.
March 10, 2022 to May 19, 2022, Zoom + Canvas
We close out the CPM program by diving into the intricacies of how policy is made and evaluated, engaging with the media, and how we connect with our communities.
May 12, 2022 to June 30, 2022, Zoom + Canvas