The Public Policy Leadership Series

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Successful communities and regions have leaders who understand the tenets of sound public policy. The Public Policy Leadership (PPL) Series - "People" Series, for short - educates community leaders interested in serving in public office on the tenets of good public policy and governance. 

PPL is a partnership between the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and the Leadership Foundation of Greater Las Vegas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to developing educated and capable community leaders. The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs is dedicated to personal and academic development, the advancement of a wide range of disciplines, and the improvement of public policy and professional practices.

Purpose

The Series will appeal to individuals who hold (or want to hold) elected office or hold leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors and want to engage in public policy and be effective change-makers. The Series will help educate participants on how to develop sound public policy, better understand functions and structure of government in Nevada and its funding sources and mechanisms, and learn best practices in public policy development.

Two Programs 

Public Policy Leadership Series – GENERAL GOVERNMENT

This course will help educate participants on how to develop sound public policy, better understand functions and structure of government in Nevada and its funding sources and mechanisms, and learn best practices in public policy development. It is designed to appeal to individuals who hold (or want to hold) elected office or hold leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors and want to engage in public policy and be effective changemakers.

For more information on the curriculum, click here.

Public Policy Leadership Series - EDUCATION

This course will help prepare participants on the types of responsibilities associated with serving on boards of education, such as understanding the role of a school board member, education budgets and funding sources, labor contracts and human capital issues, evaluating education policies, and evaluating policies and issues impacting student achievement.

For more information on the curriculum, click here.

Schedule and Tuition

The Series will take place one evening per week for 2.5 hours per session. The Fall 2017 General Government Series begins September 12, 2017 and meets for six consecutive Tuesday evenings. The Education Series begins September 13, 2017 and meets for six consecutive Wednesday evenings. Classes will take place from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Tuition cost of each program will be $750. Applications will be made through the Leadership Foundation of Greater Las Vegas for selection into the class cohorts. Applications can downloaded below, and submitted directly to cara@leadership.vegas. Application deadline is September 6, 2017.

Questions

For questions and additional information on the PPL Series, please contact Cara Clarke, Executive Director of the Leadership Foundation of Greater Las Vegas, at 702.586.3832 or cara@leadership.vegas

Community Advisory Committee - General Government

  • Bob Brown, Opportunity Village
  • Tim Cashman, Las Vegas Harley Davidson
  • Denice Miller, MGM Resorts International
  • Paul Moradkhan, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Alisa Nave-Worth, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Erin McMullen, Boyd Gaming
  • Gail Tuzzolo, Nevada State AFL-CIO
  • Julie Wilcox, Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Richard Worthington, The Molasky Group of Companies

Community Advisory Committee - Education

  • Stavan Corbett, The Public Education Foundation
  • John Guedry, Bank of Nevada
  • Brent Husson, Nevada Succeeds
  • Jan Jones, Caesars Entertainment
  • Kristin Koca, Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Apply Today

Click here to download the 2017 application. Completed applications should be submitted directly to cara@leadership.vegas by September 11, 2017.

 

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