Provides the tools to build your successful career in public and nonprofit management.
Classes are offered in New Brunswick by Rutgers CELG in collaboration with the Rutgers Department of Public Policy and Administration (RU-Camden).
The program provides a fast-paced learning environment in an exceptional format.
Questions? For more information, contact Cathy Marshal 732-932-3640 x641.
Fall 2019 Registration is OPEN
Please note that Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been approved by the NJ Dept. of Community Affairs
The Mini-Master of Public Administration TM (Mini-MPA TM) has been approved by the New Jersey State approved agency for veterans training.
Visit the Rutgers Veterans site here and click on "Getting Started" to begin the application process
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.
The five-day program includes an examination of critically important topics for public managers. Seminars provide 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.
Please note that the order of topics and instructors is subject to change
October 3, 2019
Leadership/Organizational Strategy. 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. 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 afternoon session address skills and knowledge required for managing within and across organizations.
October 10, 2019
Strategic Communications/Managing People. 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. In the afternoon, the course focus shifts to the management of public organizations and the people in them. Led by a seasoned Municipal Manager, students will use real world examples and illustrations to discuss methods of managing in the public sphere.
October 17, 2019
Performance Management/Change Management. 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. 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.
October 24, 2019
Financial Management/Constituent Relations. Money 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, an experienced political strategist leads a seminar on constituent relations and methods to ensure that public is kept informed of the organizations' progress.
October 31, 2019
Negotiating to Resolution/Realities of Management. In the public sphere, how we resolve conflicts matters. The morning seminar is led by a practicing attorney with a background in public sector negotiations. 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 #14614 ): CMFO/CCFO: Office Management and Ancillary Subjects – 3.0 hours; Ethics - 3.0 hours; CTC: General/Secondary – 3.0 hours; Ethics - 3.0 hours; CPWM: Management – 3.0 hours; Ethics – 3.0 hours; RMC: Professional Development – 3.0 hours; Ethics - 3.0 hours; and QPA: Office Admin./General Duties – 3.0 hours; Ethics - 3.0 hours.
CEUs (Course #14615): CMFO/CCFO: Office Management and Ancillary Subjects – 3.0 hours; Information Technology – 3.0 hours; CTC: General/Secondary – 3.0 hours; Information Technology – 3.0 hours; CPWM: Management – 3.0 hours; Information Technology – 3.0 hours; RMC: Professional Development – 3.0 hours; Information Technology – 3.0 hours; and QPA: Office Admin./General Duties – 3.0 hours; Information Technology – 3.0 hours.
CEUs (Course #14616): CMFO/CCFO: Office Management and Ancillary Subjects - 3.0 hours; Ethics - 3.0 hours; CTC: General/Secondary - 3.0 hours; Ethics - 3.0 hours; CPWM: Management - 3.0 hours; Ethics - 3.0 hours; RMC: Professional Development - 3.0 hours; Ethics - 3.0 hours; and QPA: Office Admin./General Duties - 3.0 hours; Ethics - 3.0 hours.
CEUs (Course #14617): CMFO/CCFO: Financial and Debt Management - 3.0 hours; Office Management and Ancillary Subjects - 3.0 hours; CTC: General/Secondary - 6.0 hours; CPWM: Management - 3.0 hours; Government - 3.0 hours; RMC: Finance - 3.0 hours; Professional Development - 3.0 hours; and QPA: Office Admin./General Duties - 6.0 hours.
CEUs (Course #14618): CMFO/CCFO: Office Management and Ancillary Subjects – 3.0 hours; Ethics – 3.0 hours; CTC: General/Secondary – 3.0 hours; Ethics – 3.0 hours; CPWM: Management – 3.0 hours; Ethics – 3.0 hours; RMC: Professional Development – 3.0 hours; Ethics – 3.0 hours; and QPA: Office Admin./General Duties – 3.0 hours; Ethics – 3.0 hours.
The fee for this program, including all materials, breakfast and lunch, is $2,500. Discounts are available:
- Two or more registrations from the same organization 10%.
- NJMMA member municipalities 15%
- Attendees of Rutgers Spring 2019 conferences 15%
- Uniformed Officers 15%
Fall 2019 registration now open.
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Class Cancellation 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. Students 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).
CELG will refund the full course fees minus a $50 charge for processing to students who notify CELG of their intent to withdraw from a class in writing at least ten (10) business days before the class is scheduled to start. Failure to notify CELG within that time period will result in forfeiture of all fees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Group discounts are available. Email email@example.com or call 732-932-6998, ext. 603, for more information. The Mini-MPA can also be offered at your location for groups of ten to twenty students.
Participants should possess an undergraduate degree and/or have 5+ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.