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
  • Personal Productivity
  • Managing multiple priorities
  • Delegation and coaching
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Capstone project work session
Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management & Lean Management 
March 15-19, 2021
  • Strategic Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Project Management
  • Lean Process
  • Capstone project work session
Retreat Week 3: Managing Public Resources 
May 10-14, 2021
  • Managing others
  • Public Sector Budgeting
  • Procurement
  • Grants management
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Innovation in the Public sector
  • Capstone project work session
Retreat Week 4: Data-based Decision Making
July 12 – 16, 2021
  • Critical thinking & Problem Solving
  • Data based decision making
  • Program evaluation
  • Capstone project work session
Retreat Week 5: External Management: Communication & Legislative Process 
September 20 – 24, 2021
  • Administrative Law Overview
  • Public Sector Ethics – Legal Requirements
  • Appropriate and Effective Social Media
  • Effective 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)