Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative
The Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative provides high-quality, low-cost training and professional development to individuals working the state's public and nonprofit sectors. A collaboration between UConn's Department of Public Policy and our Connecticut partners, the program provides a shared learning environment that strengthens ties between public sector and nonprofit professionals.
Please note, all participants must be fully vaccinated to attend the in-person workshops. Proof of vaccination will be requested. All participants will also be required to wear a mask covering.
Upcoming Workshop Schedule
About the Program
The success of any nonprofit or government organization is contingent on its mission, vision, governance, ability to run quality programs and most importantly on its ability to raise funds. Organizations with the knowledge, skills and expertise to seek out and successfully win grants are more likely to thrive in this increasingly competitive funding environment. This session will help you better understand how to identify grant opportunities and develop winning proposals. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice grant-writing skills based on practical examples from their organizations or experiences.
What will you learn?
This session will provide vital information about how to approach grant writing in today’s competitive environment. You will gain an understanding of how to research and identify appropriate grant opportunities, develop strategies for approaching the grant writing process, and learn how to develop compelling responses to each component of the proposal. We will use real-life examples to help you practice proposal writing for your organizations so that you will be better prepared to deliver compelling and winning proposals.
About the Program
A challenging and rapidly-changing environment has become the norm -- and with it, the need for resilient leaders and adaptive leadership. Adaptive leadership is a practical and empowering framework to mobilize teams during challenging times. It considers the range of external contexts and conditions that influence an organization and employs principles like emotional intelligence and organizational learning and collaboration to address them. During this interactive seminar, participants will explore the traits and practices of adaptive and resilient leaders, elements of adaptive leadership including distinguishing technical problems from adaptive challenges, outside-in thinking, engaging stakeholders, and fostering psychological safety and a culture of learning to both innovate and address risk.
At any given moment our brains are receiving 11 million pieces of information. Yet, we can only consciously process about 40 of those pieces. To make sense of the rest, we rely on our subconscious to filter information. Our brain does this using generalizations, beliefs, and stereotypes. This approach to processing information and making decisions can lead to biases we may not be even aware of. These unconscious biases are normal and in many cases they are useful. However, they can cause people to overlook great ideas and ignore an individual’s potential. They can also result in microaggressions. Microaggressions are everyday slights, indignities, put-downs, and insults that demean or offend others. They are often fueled by our unconscious bias, which means we may not even be aware of them and how they lead to exclusionary behavior.
Who Should Take This Course
Individuals that desire to make better decisions by becoming aware of their own biases, responding to microaggressions, and learning practical techniques to operate in a more inclusive manner.
What You’ll Get
During this workshop, you will:
- Decode unconscious biases by discussing the impacts of our thinking and decision making;
- Learn about the neurological roots of unconscious bias and how it systematically influences our thoughts, perceptions, interactions, and decisions;
- Discover the impact on biases and microaggressions in the workplace;
- Develop skills for recognizing unconscious biases and microaggressions when they appear and learn to apply strategies for intentionally managing and addressing them more effectively; and
- Create a personal and meaningful personal accountability plan for managing moments of bias and addressing microaggressions when they occur.
What You’ll Do
Module 1: Introduction to Unconscious Bias
- Decoding unconscious bias The neurological roots of bias
Module 2: The Impact of Unconscious Bias
- Impact on our actions, opportunities, confidence, and ability to be ourselves.
Module 3: Strategies for Disrupting Bias
- Explore triggers
- Manage the mindset
- Rethink the people
- Revise the process
Module 4: Defining Microaggressions
Module 5: Addressing Microaggressions
Practical Performance Evaluation for Practitioners and Funders
With Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Evaluation and Impact Consultant, 35-plus years of experience in state and nonprofit leadership, and author of Stop Spinning Your Wheels: Using Results Based Accountability to Steer Your Agency to Success
Friday, November 12, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (with 30 minute break)
Hartford Times Building, UConn Hartford Campus
In this class you will strengthen your capacity to:
- Use appropriate program evaluation, performance evaluation, and program monitoring in your work
- Identify and apply outcome-focused program design to your programs
- Develop strategies to engage staff and providers in your evaluation efforts
About the Program
Setting up and sustaining a performance management systems for organizations in the public and nonprofit sectors can be challenging. To help get a successful result, we will consider among other elements suggest a way to look at audiences for performance management information, offer possible shortcuts to getting to a viable launch of a system and carefully consider the use of the information the is to be generated.
This half-day seminar will offer seven main suggestions for launching and maintaining a performance measurement system:
- Situation assessment
- Identify motivations for the performance management system
- Plan a sequence of steps to establish and expand a performance management system
- Use effective program interventions that are strategically organized
- Use or adapt existing performance management system frameworks
- Partner with residents and other stakeholders to the performance management system
- Leverage advanced information technology tools in the performance management system
The approach will be interactive and participants are invited to bring a current or proposed performance management system for an organization along to the discussion.
The presenter has extensive experience in performance management at state and nonprofit levels, has authored books and chapters on the topic, and has taught a graduate course in the field.
Additional workshops will be shared very soon!
|Attendee||Full Day Class||Half Day Class|
|Members and Grantees of Partner Organizations||$199||$99|
|UConn Department of Public Policy Alumni||$149||$69|
|UConn Department of Public Policy Current Students||$0||$0|
Location and Parking
In-person workshops are held at:
University of Connecticut Hartford Campus
Hartford Times Building
10 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Please use the HTB entrance located on Front Street, across from Barnes & Noble. Follow posted signs to the program.
Connecticut Convention Center Parking Garage
100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103