- POLICY CLUSTERS
Training sessions presented by Institute of Public Policy help professionals develop strategies and skills needed to lead and inspire others, organize and manage resources, and execute a vision for success. Taught by faculty and professional staff from the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, these highly interactive trainings will provide the knowledge and tools needed to have an immediate and significant impact on an organization.
The Institute can customize the following training topics to fit your organization’s needs:
Leadership and Executive Development - Excellent leadership is necessary for a resilient organizational culture. It requires effective communication, an understanding of employee motivation, the courage to manage conflict, and an ability to establish and share an inspiring vision for the future. This training reviews the key concepts of leadership and emphasizes the skills to effectively lead work teams, employees and other stakeholders.
Strategic Planning - Strategic planning enables organizations to examine both the existing situation as well as the future potential to enable effective action in a changing environment. A well designed planning process helps an organization create a road map that guides the organization in the achievement of its goals, measurement of success, and communication with stakeholders.
Conflict Management - Conflict is typically avoided and experienced as negative. This training focuses on managing conflict as a potential for learning and change. It provides participants key approaches for managing conflict, insight into styles of handling conflict, and ways to enhance conflict resolution.
Building an Effective Team - Now more than ever, organizations across the public, private and nonprofit sectors are being asked to work in teams to achieve common goals. Many people in organizations talk about working in teams, but few understand how to create a successful team experience. This training suggests strategies to promote productive teamwork.
Organizational Learning - Organizational learning is a tool for detecting and correcting errors in the workplace by challenging assumptions and encouraging reflectivity. This training provides an overview of the key concepts of organizational learning and includes a review of common barriers to change and specific strategies for enhancing organizational knowledge.
Performance Measurement - Public and nonprofit organizations must be able to articulate their service delivery success. Many federal, state and local government agencies, as well as foundations, require reporting on outcome measures that show program effectiveness. Discover different options for measuring organizational and program effectiveness and learn how to evaluate the performance of specific programs.
Ethics - Most of us know the difference between right and wrong, but what about the choice between right and right – how do you decide between two competing values, when both are right but each have negative consequences? This session outlines the difference between ethics and values, defines core values, underscores the importance of trust and integrity, and details how to put ethical principles into action.
Managing Change - Change is inevitable in any organization. What varies is how organizational leadership manages change, whether in an anticipatory or a reactionary manner. This session examines the phenomenon of change and focuses on tools for analyzing and managing change.
Communication - Effective communication with your staff, clients and stakeholders is both immensely challenging and vitally important. This session examines typical forms of miscommunication and offers strategies for effective organizational communication both internally and externally.
Volunteer Management - Managing volunteers requires a different set of skills and techniques than those needed for managing employees. This training provides strategies for recruiting, training, and utilizing volunteers in your organization.
Additional training topics may be arranged upon request.
Institute of Public Policy
Phone: (573) 882-1739