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MiniMPA 2013-2014 Class – From left, front row, Craig Leu, Sedgwick County; Wes Ellington, Sedgwick County; Amy Smith, City of Derby; Lisa White, City of Wichita; Sara Jantz, Sedgwick County; Brandon Russell, Derby Police Department; John P. Taylor, Hutchinson Police Department.
Second row, Melisa Roesle, Sedgwick County Division of Finance; Michael Elpers, Sedgwick County; Nadine M. Buell, Butler County; Samantha M. Franklin, City of Wichita; Crystal Deselms; Sedgwick County COMCARE; Esmeralda Grajeda, City of Wichita; Paul Misasi, Sedgwick County EMS; .
Row three, Carlos Contreras, Nomar Community Develop Corp.; Stuart Bevis, Wichita Fire Department; Debbie Dennett, City of Winfield; Michael Mayta, City of Wichita; Lisa Hilyard; City of Wichita Public Works; Bethany Kirk, Sedgwick County; Brandi Clarke, Sedgwick County COMCARE; Crystal Noles, Butler County.
Fourth row, Jonathan Long, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas; Robert G. Sharp, Garden Plain Police Department; Richard Powell, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office; Olivia Hensley, City of Wichita; Gavin Seiler, Wichita Police Department; Jeremy Biltz, Sedgwick County DIO-IT.

MiniMPA 2014-2015 Brochure

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.

MiniMPA Overview

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?

  • Managers in public and nonprofit organizations
  • Professionals with specialized experience who are moving into positions of responsibility for managing and delivering public services
  • Specialists seeking broader exposure to public management, public finance, and public policy
  • Experienced managers seeking a refresher in the latest concepts of public management, public finance, and public policy
  • Individuals considering the Master of Public Administration degree

$1020 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.

Academic Credit
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.