MiniMPA 2012-2013 Class – From left, front row, Tom Struble, Sedgwick County; Kim Pennington, Sedgwick County; Donald McElroy, City of Goddard; Iris DePriest; Jess McNeely, City of Wichita; Katie Miller, Wichita State University; Amy Eicher, Sedgwick County; Vonda Bankston, The Arc of Sedgwick County. Second row, Dan Wegner, Sedgwick County; Aletra Peeples, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas; Gregory Harlan, Sedgwick County; Jeana Morgan, City of Haysville; Tonya Buckingham, Sedgwick County Register of Deeds; Vallery Fields, City of Wichita; Sharon Dickgrafe, City of Wichita. Row three, Brice Burlie, City of Hutchinson; Yolanda Chavez, City of Wichita; Russ Kessler, City of Haysville; Jeremy Gibbs, Sedgwick County; Matthew Roberts, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas; James Ging, City of Winfield. Fourth row, John Turner, City of Wichita; Van Williams, City of Wichita; Aaron Henning, Public Works Department; Curtis Zieman, City of El Dorado; Tim Skomal, City of South Hutchinson; Mark Thompson, City of South Hutchinson; Jeffrey Roberson, City of Hutchinson. Not pictured, Sherdeill Breathett, Sr., Sedgwick County.
The MiniMPAsm is an executive development program targeted to public and nonprofit sector professionals who are moving into positions of responsibility, specialists seeking broader exposure, and experienced managers seeking a refresher in the latest concepts. The program provides executive development in public administration and is taught by Hugo Wall School faculty. Over the fall and spring semesters, participants devote sixteen Friday mornings to sessions covering public policy, public finance, and public management. While the MiniMPA is not part of the MPA degree program, participants may elect to earn academic credit while completing the program.
For more information contact Gayle Martin at (316) 978-6541.
The MiniMPA provides executive development in public administration in a 16-week format. Participants meet on Friday mornings from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Fall and following Spring. Faculty from Wichita State University's Master of Public Administration degree program and guest practitioners use case studies, lectures, simulations, and problem-solving exercises for you to build on your current skills to succeed within your organization. Outside reading assignments complement an interactive classroom environment.
Who Should Attend?
$800 per person. The fee includes all course materials, parking, and breakfast at each of the 16 sessions. Class size is limited. Prospective participants are encouraged to include a letter of support from their supervisor with their application. Each participant who completes at least 13 of the 16 sessions will receive a framed certificate.
Optional academic credit is available to participants who wish to enroll for three credit hours at an additional cost based on Wichita State University tuition and fees. Academic credit will require written assignments in addition to the participation in the MiniMPA workshops. For more information, contact Gayle Martin at 316-978-6541.
Enrollment in the MiniMPA is limited and subject to admission requirements. Contact Gayle Martin for more information.
The Sedgwick Master Classroom located on the main campus of Wichita State University in Lindquist Hall (the six-story dark brick building next to the Heskett Center). Map to Lindquist Hall.