Program Dates – Class of 2020 Government and Nonprofit Professionals


Class of 2020
Application Deadline – September 30, 2019
Payment Deadline – November 29, 2019
Orientation – January 10, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Retreat Week 1: Leadership Style and Personal Productivity
February 3 – 7, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily)

  • Understanding your Leadership style
  • Personality Style and Effectiveness
  • Personal Productivity
  • Managing multiple priorities
  • Delegation and coaching
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Capstone project work session

 

Retreat Week 2: Strategic Management & Lean Management
April 27 – May 1, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily)

  • Strategic Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Project Management
  • Lean Process
  • Capstone project work session

 

Retreat Week 3: Managing Public Resources
June 8 – 12, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily)

  • Managing others
  • Public Sector Budgeting
  • Procurement
  • Grants management
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Innovation in the Public sector
  • Capstone project work session

 

Retreat Week 4: Data-based Decision Making
July 27 – 31, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily)

  • Critical thinking & Problem Solving
  • Data based decision making
  • Program evaluation
  • Capstone project work session

 

Retreat Week 5: External Management: Communication & Legislative Process
September 21 – 25, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily)

  • Administrative Law Overview
  • Public Sector Ethics – Legal Requirements
  • Appropriate and Effective Social Media
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Capstone project work session

 

Graduation & Capstone Presentations
October 30, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
All retreat sessions are held at the University of Baltimore from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Retreats are non-residential.
In addition to the in-person retreats, participants are required to:

  • Complete pre- and post-session work (about 10 hours per retreat)
  • Complete a capstone project related to their organization (about 80 hours)
  • Participate in capstone conference calls between sessions (approximately 1 per month)

 

There may be additional, optional field trips during the program year.