PSI Professional Development Series

Organizational Leadership I - New This Fall and Virtual Instruction!

Targeted for managers and above working in local government. You will explore how to transform and move your organization forward. Learn to set strategic goals for your organization while motivating individuals within the group to successfully carry out assignments in service to those goals. As organization leaders you will learn best practices for communicating during crises and effective strategies for succession planning. You will learn to integrate a practical financial framework to sustain your organization.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 to Oct. 27
8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
BSPSI-0900-100, Covid price of $299
  • Oct, 6 - Strategic Planning
  • Oct. 13 - Crisis Communication
  • Oct. 20 - Finances - from State to Local Government
  • Oct. 27 - Succession Planning

Engaging Employees I - Virtual Instructor-led program

Public focus on government effectiveness has placed public sector leaders under enormous pressure to maintain and improve performance, while simultaneously doing more with less. You will be provided tools and resources to improve workforce commitment and develop a culture of inclusion and collaboration. You will share best practices, improve performance, and develop core skills needed to address the change in the public sector.

Thursday, Sept. 3 to Oct. 1
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (*new time)
BSPSI-0700-100, $495

  • Sept. 3 - Employee Engagement
  • Sept. 10 - Today's Local Government
  • Sept. 17 - Managing Priorities and Time
  • Sept. 24 - Behavioral Styles in the Workplace
  • Oct. 1 - Effective Communication Skills

Leading Teams I - Virtual Instructor-led program

Targeted for those supervisors, team leads, managers and newly developing leaders and those that aspire to lead others in the future.  Employees often get promoted into a managerial role but rarely receive the appropriate training. When you align people and create an organization, where everyone works together in partnership for a common goal or direction, that organization becomes successful.  Inspire others to make a real difference at your workplace and to work toward a shared vision of positive change.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 to Oct. 7
8 to 11:30 a.m. (*new time)
BSPSI-0800-100, $495

  • Sept. 16 - Transformational Leadership
  • Sept. 23 - Planning & Executing Effective Meetings
  • Sept. 30 - Influencing Others
  • Oct. 7 - Ethics and Accountability

PSI - Project Management One Day Course - Virtual Instructor-led course

Regardless of job title, we're all project managers. Take the next step for your municipality and your career to improve your ability to lead and deliver projects. Join us for this one-day, hands-on, interactive session to increase your ability to lead and deliver projects. You'll learn key principles that will help you deliver your projects, including leading factors for project success and failure. You'll learn how to develop plans to help you and your team stay on track as well as how to respond when (not if) changes occur. You'll get a better understanding of what agile project management is (and isn't) and why it's relevant to more than just systems projects. You'll walk away with practical techniques to identify and manage risks so you can spend less time reacting to problems and more time avoiding them in the first pace.

Friday, Sept. 11
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
BSPSI-0850-001, $225

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 about the Public Service Institute, contact Jenifer Walsh  (630) 942-3045

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Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

All COD facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at at any time.

Please note: all programming for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 will be online (some exceptions apply).