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MiniMPA™: Executive Development in Public Administration

Sept. - Nov. 2019 and Jan. - Feb. 2020
Experiential Engineering Building (264)
Friday mornings from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

The MiniMPATM is a 16-week intensive training series for professionals working in the public and nonprofit sectors.  This training series is taught by faculty from the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs and area practitioners. Presentations, case-study discussions, and problem-solving exercises will strengthen your ability to:  

→ understand how to address multifaceted issues with limited resources

→ develop techniques for leading a diverse workforce

→ generate effective communication skills for building trust

→ create collaborative relationships with governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals moving into positions of responsibility for managing and delivering public services
  • Specialists seeking broader exposure to public management, public finance and public policy
  • Experienced managers seeking a refresher in the field of public administration
  • Individuals considering a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree

All sessions are held at Wichita State’s Experiential Engineering Building (EEB) on the new Innovation Campus in room 264. Parking is free at the EEB. Google Map | Campus Map


The cost of the program is $1,050 per person which includes course materials, breakfast at each session and a certificate upon completion of a minimum of 13 sessions. After completing the online application, an invoice will be mailed to the organization address provided. Payment is required no later than Sept. 23, 2019.

Optional Academic Credit
Three credit hours are available at an additional cost based on WSU tuition and fees. Academic credit requires written assignments in addition to participation in the sessions. Contact Melissa Walker for details.


The MiniMPA™ series is facilitated by area practitioners and faculty from Wichita State University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program at the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs.

Cancellations must be made in writing by e-mail, mail or fax. Cancellations received five days prior to the event will receive a 75% refund. Cancellations received fewer than five days prior to the event will not receive a refund. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0205; telephone (316) 978-3186.

Melissa Walker, Interm Director and Associate Professor
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs
(316) 978-6967