Public Policy and Management Center

The Public Policy and Management Center (PPMC) at Wichita State University advances public good by strengthening people, organizations and communities. The PPMC provides expertise and support in the following areas:


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Associations and Conferences

The Public Policy and Management Center provides full-service management and logistical support for professional associations in the areas of membership, board support, professional conferences, marketing, website and more. The following is a list of conferences hosted and conducted by the PPMC.

Kansas Government Finance Officers Association Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Conference Kansas Museums Association City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials Association
Training Workshops

The Center provides professional development workshops to government administrators, elected officials, nonprofit organizations and community members on a variety of topics essential to public service. Below are some of the training workshops that we offer on a rotating basis. To get updates about upcoming trainings, subscribe to our training emails.

Grant Writing (101 & 201) Customer Service Training Tips & Tricks
Local Government Management

The Center provides several workshops and series for local government personnel in the areas of both foundational and continued learning. We also work with local government and nonprofit organizations to create customized training programs that can fit their needs and budget.

Local Government Management Series Appointed Board Training Newly Elected Officials Workshop Customized Training
Women in Public Service

Women in Public Service (WPS) is an association of public service professionals created for networking and learning together in topics relevant to women in public service. WPS hosts bi-monthly events throughout the year at central locations in Wichita as well as an annual conference held at WSU main campus.

Women in Public Service WPS We Lead Conference
Engage WSU

Engage WSU is a half-day conference that brings together University, public, nonprofit and community leaders for current research and knowledge exchange in public service. Engage WSU is held on WSU campus in September.

Engage WSU