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MPP and MPA core topics likely to be of most interest to practitioners
Given the professional nature of the MPP and MPA degrees, there should be substantial alignment between the topics and concepts in the Core Curriculum and the content of training courses that public and nonprofit organizations utilize in their professional development programs for analysts and policy-oriented managers.
The first table below lists recent Professional and Executive Education offerings from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto to provide a flavour of the topics that have been of interest to early and mid-career practitioners. The second table is an initial guess at additional topics that would be most useful in 2016 for practitioners working in a national government (Canada), sub-national government (Ontario), large municipality (Toronto), and nonprofit community (large voluntary organizations in Toronto). This list can be refined through consultations with practitioners in those sectors.
Table 1 – Recent professional and executive education offerings
from Toronto SPPG
Professional Education Courses
Our Professional Education modules are ideal for new policy professionals looking to gain a better understanding of the Canadian context of policy as well as practitioner tools for policy analysis. All courses are delivered in 3-hour workshops held at the School of Public Policy & Governance.
Executive Education Courses
Our Executive Education courses are ideal for mid-senior level policy executives looking to deepen their understanding in a specific policy area. All courses are delivered as intensive 1-2 day workshops to client organizations on a customized basis.
accessed 29 March 2016.
Table 2 – Core topics of greatest potential interest to practitioners
(list to be refined in further consultations)
Possible Marketing Title
|Persuading||The Science of Persuasion|
|Speaking to Persuade||Speaking and Presentation Skills for Public Managers|
|The Study of Leadership and Communication||Leadership Theory for Public Managers|
|Indigenous Governance||Indigenous Governance in Canada|
|Municipal Governance||Fundamentals of Municipal Governance|
|Performance Measurement and Performance Management||Performance Measurement in the Public Sector|
|Working with Spreadsheets||Spreadsheet Fundamentals for Public Managers|
|Cost-Benefit Analysis||Cost-Benefit Analysis|
|Project Management||Introduction to Project Management|
|Asymmetric Information, Signaling, and Game Theory||Applying Nudge Theory to Public Management Problems|
Table 3 – Additional core topics of potential interest
|Financial Statements and Accounting Concepts||Online Service Delivery|
Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 24 May 2016.
Image: London School of Executive Training, at http://www.lset.org.uk/courses.html, accessed 29 March 2016.