Mini-MPA™ Offered in New Brunswick by CELG with Rutgers-Camden Department of Public Policy & Administration

 Rutgers Mini-MPA    

Provides the tools to build your successful career in public and nonprofit management.

 

Classes are offered in New Brunswick by Rutgers CELG and Rutgers Department of Public Policy and Administration (RU-Camden).   Alumni offer that the program provides a fast-paced learning environment in an exceptional format.

Spring Registration Now Open.  Questions?  For more information, contact Cathy Marshal  732-932-3640 x641.

Spring 2016 program dates:  April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 13.

 

Please note that Continuing Education Units (CEUs)  have been approved by the NJ Dept. of Community Affairs

Designed for experienced managers in the public and nonprofit sectors, the Mini-Master of Public Administration™ (Mini-MPA™) certificate program ​is an accelerated, 30-hour program led by Rutgers faculty and experienced practitioners. Successful course completion is accepted for three graduate credits toward the MPA degree, by the Rutgers-Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Courses take place on five days, and include an examination of critically important topics for public managers.  Courses provides participants with new skills, new ideas, and new ways of thinking about how they manage their work and teams. 

The format is designed to allow for maximum interaction between faculty and participants, with limited class sizes and weekly luncheon discussions.  Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for up to three credits toward the Rutgers-Camden Executive MPA program.  

Want to learn more?  Read student feedback on the program.

Program Details

Spring 2016 Curriculum

Please note that the order of topics and instructors is subject to change 

April 15

Strategic Communications and Change Management.  The morning will be spent honing Strategic Communication skills and learning how to identify and optimize your own communication style. The instructor is both an experienced academic, and a respected expert in communications and social media.  The afternoon session dives into managing change and team building - led by an experienced public sector consultant to help you develop skills to optimize organizational behavior and performance.

April 22

Performance Management and Managing Public Organizations. One of the key skills for the executive is to be able to determine how the organization's goals will be conceptualized and what measurement systems will be used. Combining performance measurement with skills for management requires insights to people and how we behave.  In the afternoon the course focus shifts to the management of public organizations and the people in them.  Led by an experienced Municipal Manager, students will use real world examples and illustrations to discuss methods of managing in the public sphere.   

April 29

Emotional Intelligence  and Negotiations for Conflict Resolution.  Leading is more than adapting your personal style to situations. Managers must combine personal leadership and organizational leadership to accomplish goals in the public sector.  A leadership expert provides both theory and practical knowledge for managers who must lead in uncertain times.  In the public sphere, how we resolve conflicts also matters.  The afternoon session is conducted by a practicing attorney with a background in public sector negotiations.

 May 6

Financial Management and Constituent RelationsMoney and how it is spent – this is where you see the priorities of any group. A university professor who happens to be a financial wizard facilitates a discussion of government bodies and their budgets.  From there, a seasoned political strategist leads a seminar on constituent relations and methods to ensure that public is kept informed of the organizations' progress.  

May 13

Intergovernmental-Management and Ethical Dilemmas.    The public sector poses new challenges for even experienced managers.  Funding and resources are coordinated across political jurisdictions (municipal, county, state, federal) and funding sources.  The morning session address skills and knowledge required for managing within and across organizations.   The afternoon session is taught by an experienced public manager with academic credentials to help you develop a better understanding of the complex relationships between decision making, actions and public management ethics.

 

Five days of Approved seminars results in the following CEUs:

CEUs (Course #13155): CMFO/CCFO - Office Management and Ancillary Subjects - 3.0 contact hours and Ethics - 3.0 contact hours; CTC - General/Secondary - 3.0 contact hours and Ethics - 3.0 contact hours; CPWM - Management - 3.0 contact hours and Ethics - 3.0 contact hours; RMC - Professional Development - 3.0 contact hours and Ethics - 3.0 contact hours; and QPA - Office Admin./General Duties - 3.0 contact hours and Ethics - 3.0 contact hours

CEUs (Course #13156): CMFO/CCFO - Financial and Debt Management - 3.0 contact hours and Office Management and Ancillary Subjects - 3.0 contact hours; CTC - General/Secondary - 6.0 contact hours; CPWM - Management - 3.0 contact hours and Government - 3.0 contact hours; RMC - Finance - 3.0 contact hours and Professional Development - 3.0 contact hours; and QPA - Office Admin./General Duties - 6.0 contact hours

CEUs (Course #13159): CMFO/CCFO - Office Management and Ancillary Subjects - 3.0 contact hours and Information Technology - 3.0 contact hours; CTC - General Secondary - 3.0 contact hours and Information Technology - 3.0 contact hours; CPWM - Management - 3.0 contact hours and Information Technology - 3.0 contact hours; RMC - Professional Development - 3.0 contact hours and Information Technology - 3.0 contact hours; and QPA - Office Admin./General Duties - 3.0 contact hours and Information Technology - 3.0 contact hours

CEUs (Course #13160): CMFO/CCFO - Office Management and Ancillary Subjects - 6.0 contact hours; CPWM - Management - 6.0 contact hours; RMC - Professional Development - 6.0 hours; and QPA - Office Admin./General Duties - 6.0 contact hoursCEUs (Course #13158): CMFO/CCFO - Office Management and Ancillary Subjects - 6.0 contact hours; CTC - General/Secondary - 6.0 contact hours; CPWM - Management - 6.0 contact hours; RMC - Professional Development - 6.0 contact hours; and QPA - Office Admin./General Duties - 6.0 contact hours

 

Learn more about the core modules and the faculty.

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Fees and Registration

The fee for this program, including all materials, breakfast and lunch, is $2,500.  Discounts are available for two or more registrations from the same organization.  Download registration form.

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Class Cancelation Policy

The Center reserves the right to cancel any course or seminar.  CELG will notify all students enrolled in a course that has been canceled and the information will be posted on the CELG website.  Student will be given a choice of receiving a full refund for courses canceled by CELG or exercising the option to enroll in the same course on a different date (if one is available).

Withdrawal Policy
CELG will refund the full course fees minus a $25 charge for processing to students who notify CELG of their intent to withdraw from a class in writing at least five business days before the class is scheduled to start.  Failure to notify CELG within that time period will result in forfeiture of all fees.

Recently dislocated workers may be eligible to receive Individual Training Account (ITA) grants. To determine eligibility, contact your local Workforce Investment Board or County One-Stop Center, and ask for the Mini-MPA™.

To register with a Purchase Order  please use the registration form or for questions contact our registration team by phone:
Cathy Marshall 732-932-3640 x641  or email mini-mpa@docs.rutgers.edu

Group discounts are available. Email mini-mpa@docs.rutgers.edu or call 732-932-6998, ext. 603, for more information.  

Enrollment Requirements and Credits

Participants should possess an undergraduate degree and/or have 10+ years of managerial experience in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors. 

Participants must complete all seminars to earn the Mini-MPA™ Certificate from Rutgers University.  Email celg@docs.rutgers.edu or call 732-932-6998, ext. 603, for more information.

ATTENTION MUNICIPAL CLERKS:  The IIMC Education Department has approved the Rutgers University Mini-MPA™ Program for 5 CMC Experience points or 5 MMC Advanced Education points.

Program Location

Classes will be held at 303 George St., 6th Floor, in New Brunswick. The state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with smart technology. View directions and maps.

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