Open Enrollment Workshops

Our Open Enrollment Workshops are open to any public service individual and are provided in a training setting that brings together participants from multiple public service agencies. We generally offer these in Topeka or the Kansas City metro area, including the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

Upcoming workshops can be found on our calendar.

Newest Offering: Certificate in Public Engagement

If you are struggling to make your public meetings more productive or want to move beyond the public meeting to engage with your community in more thoughtful ways, sign up for our Certificate in Public Engagement.

The curriculum is designed for technical professionals, government managers, consultants, and others who seek productive, participative approaches to involve the public.

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Other Topics

One of our most popular courses is our Supervisory Leadership Training course - click below to read more:

Other examples of our Open Enrollment Workshops include:

  • Accountability
  • Building a Strengths-Based Workplace
  • Business Etiquette
  • Business Writing
  • Coaching and Motivation
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Customer Service in the Public Sector
  • Decision Making in Tough Times
  • Delegation
  • Dynamics of Conflict
  • Effective Workplace Communication
  • Efficiency, Adaptation, and Trust
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Engagement
  • Ethics
  • Generations in the Workplace
  • Handling Difficult Conversations
  • Human Resources Policies for Supervisors
  • Introduction to Budget
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership and Learning Organizations
  • Leadership Styles
  • Leading Diverse Teams
  • Making Your Life Work: Organizing & Balancing Work & Home
  • Managing Up
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Networking Skills
  • Performance Management and Evaluation
  • Strategic Budgeting
  • Strengths Deployment Inventory
  • Strengths Finder: Putting Your Strengths to Work
  • Succession Planning
  • Teamwork in Organizations
  • Tools to Understand and Overcome Resistance to Change
  • Transitions and Change
  • Working Effectively with Elected Officials

Courses are offered when minimum enrollment numbers are met. All courses are also available on a contract basis or as a conference or retreat speech.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand that circumstances may arise that make you unable to attend an event/course for which you have registered. You may send someone else in your place*, but you must notify us of that change a minimum of three business days prior to the event/course. There is no fee for this substitution.

If sending someone else isn’t an option, you can cancel your registration up to two weeks prior to the event/course and your registration fee will be refunded, less a $25 per person administrative fee. If you cancel less than two weeks in advance of the event/course, you will be responsible for a $50 per person administrative fee. If you fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment of the administrative fee.

We reserve the right to cancel the event/course and return fees in the event of insufficient registration. The liability of the University of Kansas is limited to the registration fee. The University of Kansas will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to airline cancelation charges or hotel deposits.

*For Law Enforcement Leadership Academy, this substitute must be a sworn officer.

ADA Accessibility

We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please call 785-864-6864 to discuss your needs at least two weeks before the start of the program if possible.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

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