Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC)

APAC offers management training for public sector professionals. In order to accomplish this, APAC has a team of talented instructors who are content experts. They train using best practices in adult learning and develop curriculum that relates to public service management needs.

The following programs are open for registration:

Meeting Facilitation Workshop (November 17 & 18, 2021)

This workshop focuses on planning and facilitating effective meeting. You will learn how to set clear meeting goals and develop agendas to meet those goals. You will also practice techniques to accomplish common meeting tasks such as brainstorming, prioritizing, and action planning. Skills that can be used in both online and in-person meetings will be taught.

Marie Lindquist is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium.

November 17, 2021 and November 18, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day

Monday, November 1, 2021

$225 ($100 for CPM Program Graduates)


Program Evaluation Workshop (December 8 & 9, 2021)

This workshop will introduce participants to the basic concepts and techniques of program evaluation. Learn to develop program logic models, choose appropriate evaluation and sampling designs, and collect relevant program data.

Dr. Lindsay Ruhr is Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. 

December 8, 2021 and December 9, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day

Monday, November 22, 2021

$225 ($100 for CPM Program Graduates)


Spring 2022 Certified Group Facilitator Program


The Certified Group Facilitator (CGF) program develops skilled facilitators who work in the public sector. These facilitators help groups, teams, and communities make good decisions, resolve conflict, solve problems, and meet goals. When groups have a skilled facilitator, their decisions are more inclusive, better informed, and more effective.

The CGF program provides extensive training and significant opportunities to practice. Participants in the program will:

  • Learn how to help groups achieve their goals.
  • Plan facilitated meetings.
  • Experience and practice facilitation skills.
  • Discover ways to manage difficult group participants.
  • Start a personal portfolio of facilitation resources.

The Spring 2022 program includes both in-person and live online facilitation training. Participants will have the opportunity to learn facilitation techniques that work in both environments. The program requires approximately 60 hours of time between January and May 2022 including:

  • IN-PERSON TRAINING: A three-day, in-person training will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas, on January 25-27, 2022 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day.
  • LIVE ONLINE TRAINING: Six trainings will be held via Zoom. They will be on Thursdays from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. The dates for these trainings include:
    • January 13 and 20, 2022
    • February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2022
  • ASSIGNMENTS: Assignments will be completed before the first training and between each training session. Each assignment will typically take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete.
  • CAPSTONE FACILITATION: Participants will complete the certification by planning and implementing a capstone facilitation either live online or in-person. The capstone provides the opportunity to apply and practice.

The $900 program fee includes all training materials, instruction, mentoring, and support.

APAC Program Descriptions

To meet your needs, APAC offers a variety of certificate and training programs.

APAC can also work with you to develop training and certificate programs to meet an agency’s or organization’s needs.

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