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Executive Master of Public Administration Program News: application deadline Aug 10

In this era of reduced government budgets and heightened citizen expectations, you and your colleagues in Oregon’s public and non-profit sectors face enormous challenges. That’s why we wanted to make sure you were aware of Portland State University’s Executive Master in Public Administration (EMPA) program, and how it might help you improve the organization for which you work -- as well as advance your own professional career.


Several of you have already been helping us to spread this message in your organizations, and many of you may already be familiar with other PSU programs that provide advanced training and leadership skills. However, we wanted to reinforce that our EMPA program is the only graduate degree program of its kind located in the Oregon/SW Washington area. Offered through PSU’s newly-created Center for Public Service and its Executive Leadership Institute within the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, the EMPA program is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity for devoted mid-career leaders.


The EMPA is especially designed for ambitious and forward-looking public servants and non-profit managers with 10+ years of relevant experience, who are ready to assume new leadership responsibilities in both their workplace and their community. As an advanced degree program, the EMPA is crafted around your status as a full-time employee. Classes are primarily taught on Saturdays, allowing most participants to complete the program in two years. To assist participants through our challenging-but-rewarding classes, the EMPA program has dedicated personalized staff to assist you, track your progress, and respond to your questions in a timely manner.


Who might benefit from this program? Those who desire to become more effective in their current positions. Those who want to better prepare themselves for assuming roles of greater responsibility, immediately or in the future. Or, those who are looking to switch venues and who value additional, formal training to help ensure a successful career transition.


The deadline for the EMPA cohort that begins this September is August 10, 2010. To download an application, or learn more about the program (including details about classes, schedules, tuition, and financial aid) please visit the EMPA website at www.pdx.edu/eli/empa. Or, feel free to call our program coordinator, Yachi Iisako at 503-725-5165, or e-mail [email protected]


-- Yachiyo Iisako Program Coordinator, Executive MPA Executive Leadership Institute Mark O. Hatfield School of Government Portland State University


503.725.5165 (ph) 503.725.5111 (fax) Email: [email protected] Web: www.pdx.edu/eli/empa


Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University Tel: (503) 725-8221 Fax: (503) 725-8045 [email protected] www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events