Schedule and Topics

2023 Program Topics and Schedule

Orientation: September 12, 2022 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 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
October 17-21, 2022
• Understanding Your Leadership style
• Personality Style and Effectiveness
• Personal Productivity
• Managing Multiple Priorities
• Delegation and Coaching
• Ethical Dilemmas
• Capstone Project Work Session

Leadership Lunch 1 – The Leadership Journey
November 17, 2022

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management & Lean Management
December 12-16, 2022
• Strategic Management
• Performance Measurement
• Project Management
• Lean Process
• Capstone Project Work Session

Leadership Lunch 2 – Managing Multiple Priorities Discussion
January 19, 2023

Retreat Week 3: Data-Based Decision Making
February 13-17, 2023
• Critical thinking & Problem Solving
• Data-based Decision Making
• Program Evaluation
• Capstone Project Work Session

Leadership Lunch 3 – Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership
March 16, 2023

Retreat Week 4: Managing Public Resources
April 10-14, 2023
• Managing Others
• Public Sector Budgeting
• Procurement
• Grants Management
• Intergovernmental Relations
• Innovation in the Public Sector
• Capstone Project Work Session

Leadership Lunch 4 – Managing Media Interviews
May 18, 2023

Retreat Week 5: External Management: Communication & Legislative Process
June 5-9, 2023
• Administrative Law Overview
• Public Sector Ethics – Legal Requirements
• Appropriate and Effective Social Media
• Effective Presentation Skills
• Capstone Project Work Session

Graduation & Capstone Presentations
June 30, 2023
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)