Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC)

APAC offers management training for public sector professionals including current and future leaders of government agencies and nonprofit organizations. To accomplish this, APAC hires talented instructors who are content experts. They train using best practices in adult learning and develop curriculum that relates to public service management needs. APAC programs are in-depth and aim to develop the practical skills required of public sector professionals.

APAC also develops and adapts training programs to meet the needs of organizations and agencies. Options include creating a new program specifically for an agency, adding topics to current programs, holding programs in additional locations, and more.

APAC Programs Open for Registration

Planning Official Trainings

Planning Official Trainings are for Arkansas Planning Commissions and individuals that work with those Commissions. Attendees include Planning Commissioners, Board of Zoning Adjustment members, Mayors, Fire Chiefs, city planners, and anyone else that wants to learn more about the work of Arkansas Planning Commissions.

The Fall 2022-Spring 2023 series of courses is open for registration. Register online by following this link.

These courses will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm between August 2022 and February 2023. Each course will cost $65 per person. The dates for these courses are:

  • Course 1: Planning Overview – Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Course 2: Planning Commissions & Boards of Zoning Adjustment – Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Course 3: Zoning & Rezoning – Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Course 4: Subdivisions – Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Course 5: Conditional Uses, Development Review, & Variances – Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Course 6: Advanced Planning Tools – Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are welcome to take one course, a few of the courses, or all six courses. Those who complete all six courses and a capstone become Certified Arkansas Planning Officials.

Certified Public Manager® Program

The Arkansas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program strengthens Arkansas by developing skilled leaders in public service, fostering collaboration, and encouraging innovation through action. The two-year management development program, accredited by the National CPM Consortium, is open to public sector professionals serving in government (federal, state, county, and city) and nonprofit organizations.

We are now accepting applicants for the 2022 CPM program cohort! Apply here by following this link. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the application closes on Friday, July 29. Trainings will begin in late August. More information is available on the CPM Program page.

Registration for additional Fall 2022 programs will be opening soon. Join our mailing list to receive registration materials as soon as they become available.

Hiring Contract Instructors for 2022-2023

APAC instructors are OUTSTANDING! They are knowledgeable, engaging, and experienced. We are hiring a few more to add additional variety to our program offerings. Our contract instructors typically teach between 7 and 14 hours each year. We pay $85 per hour of instruction provided.

If you are interested in teaching training programs related to management and leadership in the public sector, follow this link to learn more and apply today.

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.

About APAC

APAC is dedicated to improving the quality of public services in Arkansas. This work is accomplished through management training for public and nonprofit agencies and organizations. APAC is a cooperative program of the University of Arkansas Little Rock (UA Little Rock), the University of Arkansas (UA), and Arkansas State University (ASU).

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