KU Public Management Center
Public Service Lies at the Heart of Democracy
KU Public Management Center is the professional development arm of the KU School of Public Affairs and Administration. Our programs connect faculty research with best-practices in adult-learning techniques to deliver premier leadership training. Together, we equip practitioners and partner with communities to cultivate excellence in public service professionals and strengthen communities.
Certified Public Manager Program (CPM)
The Heartland Certified Public Manager Program (CPM) is a nationally accredited management program and certification in which participants develop and strengthen their management skills through our competency based curriculum.
Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA)
The Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) is a talent management program targeted to promising, non-supervisory/non-managerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and organizations.
Law Enforcement Leadership Academy (LELA)
The Law Enforcement Leadership Academy (LELA) provides high quality leadership development and promotes professionalism throughout the law enforcement community in Kansas.
Supervisory Leadership Training
This course is designed to make sure participants gain enhanced skills and new strategies to manage staff effectively whether they're new to a supervisory role or have held those responsibilities for years.
The PMC is the home of the Kansas City/County Managers Conference and the Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference. We are proud of the programs we offer for those in public service in Kansas and the KC Metro area.
We can come to you! We offer on-site team building, facilitate difficult conversations, take you through a strategic planning process, and more!
From in-house retreats, to team building, to trainings that do a deep dive into a single challenge, we can provide half, full, or multiple day trainings to an entire staff or a specific department.