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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 June 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.


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Leadership Strategies to Create Socially Just Organizations and Communities


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Social Media and Self Branding: Intermediate and Advanced


Learn the fundamentals of how to create and execute a successful social media marketing strategy, a strong brand, digital advertising, content marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and more.

Balance Work and Family and Be Positive for Both


Learn tips to strengthen your family and work relationships and balance priorities across both, especially during COVID.

Navigating Complicated Professional Writing Situations


Build strategies for responding ethically to sensitive communication problems and adapt your writing to build trust, resolve misunderstanding, and frame difficult conversations.

Leading Through Times of Transition


Learn tips and strategies that managers can use to lead others during difficult times and give your transformation efforts the best chance to succeed.

Meetings that Work


Learn how to plan for meeting effectiveness, define the scope and desired outcomes of a meeting, and get buy-in for effective participation.

Public Policy Analysis for Practitioners


Learn about methods and theories for developing, designing, implementing, and evaluating public policies.

Excel for Beginners AND Intermediate


Gain experience with Excel operations relevant for beginner-to-intermediate skills, including data entry and data management practices, nested formulas, and table and chart construction and customization.

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“Best online training I have seen — very interactive and meaningful. The whole vibe was wonderful.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Interactive and engaging, which deserves an extra gold star in an online format.”
“What I learned is good for work but also powerful in my personal life.”

For more information

Contact the Glenn College professional development team

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