Public Service Training Institute (PSTI)

About PSTI and the Leadership Excellence and Development Program at College of DuPage

COD's PSTI is to develop partnerships with local government entities and employees to identify challenges and provide comprehensive training and professional development for their ongoing success.

Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Program

The LEAD program is a professional development program offered as part of PSTI College of DuPage. The program focuses on key topics and best practices in public service. The LEAD Program is comprised of the following series:

• Engaging Employees
• Leading Teams
• Leadership Excellence

What can PSTI do for Elected Officials?

Please take our PSTI Elected Officials survey!
At the end of the survey, you will receive complimentary access to our first presentation in the Elected Officials Training Series: "10 Best Legal Practices for Elected Officials."


 Future LEAD Sessions

Leading Teams

All managers can benefit from additional training to be successful in their roles. This series is tailored for managers and supervisors in local government, with a focus on how to lead a department or team.

Wednesday, Sept. 19 to Oct. 10, 2018
8 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
$475 per person. Refreshments are provided.
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

Fall 2018 Leading Teams Series
Sept.19 - Excellence in Supervision
Sept. 26 – Labor Relations
Oct. 3 – Ethics and Accountability
Oct. 10 – Influencing at all levels

Engaging Employees 

Public focus on government effectiveness has placed public sector leaders under enormous pressure to maintain and improve performance, while simultaneously doing more with less. One proven response to this challenge is to improve employee engagement. When public sector employees are engaged and perform well, government effectiveness increases.

Fall 2018 Engaging Employees Series

Oct. 11 - Employee Engagement
Oct. 18 - Today's Local Government
Oct. 25 - Behavioral Styles in the Workplace
Nov. 1 - Managing Priorities and Time
Nov. 9 - Effective Communication Skills

Spring 2019 Engaging Employees Plus
April 4 - Customer Engagement
April 11 - Impactful Presence
April 18 - Conflict Resolution
April 25 - Generational Worksforce
May 2 - Positive Culture

LEAD Makes a Difference
"I feel it is important to realize the different personalities there are in a workplace! And how to make them work together."
-John Izewski, Village Arborist, Village of Bensenville

"I would recommend this program to others, it taught me a lot about myself and how I can better lead."
-Jonathan Muir, Street Supervisor, City of Wheaton

"There aren't a plethora of training opportunities, specific to management in the public sector, so I found this very useful and would recommend to colleagues."
-Mary Mitros, Stormwater Communications Supervisor, DuPage County.

"The more you learn about yourself and interacting with others – the more productive you can be."
-Bernie Saban, Utility Analyst, City of Naperville

Registration Options
To register by phone, please call (630) 942-2208. If your organization would like to be invoiced, please complete this form.

For more information:
Barbara DiMonte
(630) 942-2524



Contact Information

Business Solutions
College of DuPage Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2770
Fax: (630) 942-3785

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

  2018 College of DuPage