Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC)

Our programs are specifically designed to build the management skills of current and future public sector professionals including government employees (federal, state, county, and local), elected officials, and non-profit professionals.

Registration Now Open for Spring 2021 Professional Development Workshops

Storytelling: May 5, 2021

Steve Jobs once said “The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller.” Through this day-long workshop, participants will learn tools to harness that power. You will learn the components that make up an effective and impactful story.  Then, provided with prompts, you will craft your own personal narrative. The day will culminate in story sharing, accolades, and feedback.

Instructor: Hilary Trudell, founder of The Yarn storytelling initiative, is a facilitator, producer and educator with extensive experience in the fields of public service and the arts.

7 hours; $125

Register online by Monday, April 19, 2021.

Presentation Skills: May 19-20, 2021

This workshop will help you take the panic out of public speaking. You will have the opportunity to practice strategies related to anxiety management, intentional organization of information, and building meaningful, engaging connections with listeners.

Instructor: Dr. Kristen McIntyre is a Professor of Applied Communication at UA Little Rock.

14 hours; $225

Register online by Monday, May 3, 2021.

Crisis Communication: June 3-4, 2021

Effective leaders transcend the challenges that exist during an emergency and create new opportunities for innovation by being quick, accurate, and consistent with efforts that address and solve the crisis. In times of great difficulty, effective communication is paramount. This workshop will offer strategies for leaders and teams to adequately plan for emergencies and prepare their organizations for routine and novel crises. This includes learning how to create a crisis communication plan and identifying techniques for improving crisis response.

Instructor: Dr. Malcolm Glover, founder of Glover Global, is a crisis manager, communication analyst, and educator.

14 hours; $225

Register online by Monday, May 17, 2021.

[This workshop was originally scheduled for March 3-4 and was moved to June 3-4]

APAC Program Descriptions

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

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

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