Schedule and Topics

2021 Program Topics and Schedule

Orientation: December 16, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)
Weekly Retreats 
All retreats have morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and afternoon sessions from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All retreat sessions are held via Zoom. 
 
Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
January 11 – 15, 2021
  • Understanding Your Leadership style
  • Personality Style and Effectiveness
  • Building and Leading Teams
  • Personal Productivity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Delegation and Coaching
  • Capstone project work session
Leadership Lunch 1: The Leadership Journey (Panel Discussion)
February 18, 2021
 
Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management & Lean Management 
March 15-19, 2021
  • Strategic Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Project Management
  • Lean Process
  • Capstone project work session
Leadership Lunch 2: Managing Multiple Priorities (Discussion)
April 15, 2021
 
Retreat Week 3: Managing Public Resources 
May 10-14, 2021
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managing and Promoting Diversity
  • Public Sector Budgeting
  • Contracting and Procurement
  • Grants Management
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Innovation in the Public sector
  • Capstone project work session
Leadership Lunch 3: Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership (Panel Discussion)
June 17, 2021
 
Retreat Week 4: Data-based Decision Making
July 12 – 16, 2021
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Data-based Decision Making
  • Program Evaluation
  • Data Analysis
  • Presenting Data
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • Professional Writing Refresher
  • Capstone project work session
Leadership Lunch 4: Managing Media Interviews (Presentation & Discussion)

Retreat Week 5: External Management: Communication & Legislative Process 
September 20 – 24, 2021
  • Conflict Management
  • Administrative and Nonprofit Law Overview
  • Legislative Process
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Public Sector Ethics – Legal Requirements
  • Appropriate and Effective Social Media
  • Presentation Skills
  • Capstone project work session
Graduation & Capstone Presentations 
October 15, 2021
Graduation and capstone presentations will be held via Zoom.
In addition to the in-person retreats, participants are required to:
  • Complete pre- and post-session work (about 10 hours per retreat)
  • Complete a capstone project related to their organization (about 80 hours)
  • Participate in capstone conference calls between sessions (approximately 1 per month)