August 5, 2008
The New York City Managerial Employees Association in cooperation with DCAS’ Citywide Training Center is presenting an exciting educational opportunity for selected MEA members. We are offering undergraduate and graduate courses through the City University of New York’s Murphy Institute.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy provides students with a solid background in government, the policy-making process, and public administration. To earn the Certificate, eligible members must hold a high school diploma or GED and complete four courses, for a total of sixteen credits.
The initial course in this series is Public Administration (4 Credits). This course will examine the growth, structure, role, and methods of local and federal bureaucracies and their impact on American government and society. It will introduce students to the subject of bureaucracy in American government and will survey the major areas of study in Public Administration, including the context of public administration, the meaning of federalism, and intergovernmental relations. In addition, the course will address organizational theory and behavior, decision-making, leadership, policy implementation, budgeting, personnel management, performance management, legal and regulatory constraints, ethics and accountability. Students will become knowledgeable about the roles and functions of public agencies and will acquire a grasp of current issues and controversies concerning public bureaucracies and public policy.
There are limited slots available for this course which is held on Tuesdays beginning September 2, 2008 from 6:15 – 9:35 PM at the Murphy Institute 25 West 23rd Street, 19th floor. The tuition for this course is $680. Upon successful completion of the course, MEA will reimburse selected members in the amount of $340 or half the cost.
The Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy, Level 1 will provide students with a deeper understanding of such topics as public management, the administrative decision-making process, diversity, training and staff development, and union-management relations. To earn the Certificate, eligible members must hold a bachelor’s degree and complete four out of five courses, for a total of twelve credits.
The initial course in this series is Public Administration (3 Credits). This course will examine critical issues confronting government and public administration. Readings and discussions will cover a broad range of topics and will include comparisons of public and private bureaucracies as well as proposals for “reinventing” government. Students will analyze theoretical questions of public administration and will address the real-world experience of public sector employees, both managers and staff. Students will evaluate academic literature on current and future trends in public-sector labor relations, including material on performance management and the Government Performance Results Act as well as “post-bureaucratic” models of the public-sector workplace. In this process, students will examine such key managerial issues as evaluation of employee performance, motivation of employees, organizational justice, diversity management, training and staff-development, union-management relations, and collective bargaining. The course will conclude with a participatory workshop on managing in the public sector, in which students will draw on both their practical experience and the scholarly literature discussed in the course
There are limited slots available for this course which is held on Wednesdays beginning August 27, 2008 from 6:15 – 8:45 PM at the Murphy Institute 25 West 23rd Street, 19th floor. The tuition for this course is $810. Upon successful completion of the course, MEA will reimburse the member in the amount of $405 or half the cost.
Interested members should contact Sadie Culler at the MEA Office, 212-964-0035 for further information and application forms. Ms. Culler must receive applications by the close of business Wednesday August 13, 2008.