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Management Advancement for the Public Service (MAPS)

Good leaders never stop learning.

For more than 50 years, public and nonprofit professionals have relied on MAPS to become better leaders. Each one-day course is designed to sharpen your skills, prepare you for the next step in your career and nurture your passion for public service.

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Program overview

Program designed for:
  • Public and nonprofit professionals at all career levels
  • Anyone can register — there is no application process
  • Rising leaders who want to nurture a passion for public service
Program highlights:
  • Gain practical management and leadership skills
  • Network with other public and nonprofit professionals
  • Earn continuing education unit (CEU) credits

$275 per course.

Assistance may be available to cover program costs through The Ohio State University or other employer-sponsored professional development programs.

Discounted rates are available if your employer is a MAPS Member.

One-day time commitment.

Active participation required to earn continuing education unit (CEU) credits.

Class size is capped so everyone has an opportunity to participate.

Frequently asked questions

100% online through December 2020. Courses resume on campus in January 2021.

Online: 8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
A virtual course link and password will be emailed in advance.

On campus: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Ohio Union, 1739 High Street, Columbus Ohio 43210
Lunch and parking included.

Employers who purchase 12 or more registrations become a MAPS member and receive a discounted rate of $225 per course.

BECOME A MEMBER

Featured courses

Examining Race and Racism in the United States.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Examine race and racism both historically and contemporarily in the United States, and how to move from “non-racist” to “anti-racist.”

Empowered Women’s Leadership.

LEADERSHIP

Explore topics such as (the myth of) work/life balance, imposter syndrome, self-advocacy and negotiation, effective and authentic leadership techniques, mentorship and dealing with bias.

Social Media and Self-Branding for Beginners.

COMMUNICATION

Learn how to use social media as a business tool to connect with other professionals and develop a consistent professional image on all social media platforms.

Participatory Budgeting.

FINANCE AND BUDGETS

Learn how to gather public input to help make your most difficult financial choices during tough economic times and under conditions of civil unrest.

Grants Plus Fundamentals of Finding and Securing Grants.

BUSINESS AND GRANT WRITING

Learn fundamental skills to find suitable grant opportunities, connect with grant funders and write proposals that will get funded.

Project Management for Researchers.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Understand the anatomy of a project and the tools and activities needed for successful project completion.

Current Trends in Human Resources: Documentation, Communication and Policy

HUMAN RESOURCES

Learn how to create a civil workplace that is free of inappropriate behavior regardless of whether it is a technical or legal violation.

Difficult Conversations, Positive Outcomes.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Learn techniques for more productive communication and problem solving, including a step-by-step approach for holding your toughest conversations with less stress and more success.

Emotional Intelligence: What Makes a Good Leader?

LEADERSHIP

Learn how to “grow” your emotional intelligence, which has proven to be twice as important to job success as IQ and job experience.

Moving Beyond Diversity to Equitable and Inclusive Work Environments

SUPERVISION

Explore your understanding of race and racism, identify your implicit biases and engage in individual and group activities designed to build knowledge and address questions about race and racism that you may be afraid to ask.

Secrets to Powerful Presentations.

COMMUNICATION

Develop your confidence for speaking and presenting, improve your relationship with listeners and enhance the receptivity of your message.

Excel for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.

TECHNOLOGY

Pick the course that gets you to the next level in Excel, whether that’s basic math and charts, sorting and filtering data, or using pivot tables and more advanced functions.

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“Best online training I have seen — very interactive and meaningful. The whole vibe was wonderful.”
Empowered Women’s Leadership

Explore topics such as (the myth of) work/life balance, imposter syndrome, self-advocacy and negotiation, effective and authentic leadership techniques, mentorship and dealing with bias.

“I am young in my career and not currently in a leadership position but want to be. The information and skills I learned will help me jump start being successful and become a motivating leader.”
Emotional Intelligence: What Makes a Good Leader?

Learn how to “grow” your emotional intelligence, which has proven to be twice as important to job success as IQ and job experience.

“I was amazed at how great this was. I really thought this would be a difficult four hours, but it was engaging, and the time flew past.”

Public Information Law

Learn what records citizens are allowed to see, how to provide information to reporters without violating the law and protect your agency from lawsuits.

“Interactive and engaging, which deserves an extra gold star in an online format.”
The Path of Most Resilience

Learn how to turn real work-related obstacles into opportunities, explore ways to navigate through periods of change and discover specific steps to take when change happens.

“What I learned is good for work but also powerful in my personal life.”
Mastering a Multi-Generational Mindset

Learn to recognize generational differences at work and develop strategies that improve generational workplace leadership, communication and mentoring.

For more information

Contact the Glenn College professional development team




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