Master Academy Information

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Master Academy for Civic and Public Affairs

Being held virtually February 22-24, 2023

The UW-Green Bay Virtual Master Academy for Civic and Public Affairs is a series of interactive, live online sessions via Zoom which allow us to provide active learning through the use of breakouts, group work and polling. Participants select and register for their sessions, and UW-Green Bay provides links so that participants can join the cohort live.   
**Note: Courses will NOT be recorded.**
Unique to UW-Green Bay
  • Choose your own classes
  • 1 and 2 day packages available
  • Earn a digital badge*

Tuition and Fees:

  • $289 Two and 1/2 Day Package: Includes instruction and digital materials.
  • $239 Two Day Package: Includes instruction and digital materials. 
  • $149 One Day Package: Includes instruction and digital materials. (Wednesday or Thursday)

Curriculum at a Glance:

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Learning to Lead - Project Management Tools for Non-project Managers, Katie Labedz, Learning to Lean 
  • How Your Interpersonal Dynamics Can Impact Board Relationships, Jim Reseburg, Emergency Planning Solutions, LLC
  • Democracy on the Line - Social Equity in Today's Politically Charged Environment, Dr. Sean McCadless, PhD and Tyrone Dooley, PhD, University of Illinois Springfield
Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Leading with Care in a Tough World, Phil Clampitt, UW-Green Bay
  • Using Design Thinking for Collaborative Problem-Solving, Kris Purzycki, UW-Green Bay
  • Citizen Engagement: Right Brain and the Emotional Draw, Andy Pederson, Village of Bayside
  • Dealing with an Angry Person - Tools to Deescalate, Dr. Ryan Martin, UW-Green Bay
  • Budgeting Without the Numbers, Andy Pederson, Village of Bayside
Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Maximizing Retention Through Resiliency, Dr. David Radosevich, UW-Green Bay
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2023

Registration Closed

Public Official Governance Badge
Earn the 2023 Public Official Governance Badge!

*To earn the 2023 Public Official Governance Badge you must take the two and 1/2 day package and attend all 16 hours of the Academy. 

Add to your credentials and gain a competitive edge
Digital Badges can be placed on a resume or digital platform such as LinkedIn, to show employers you have the critical capabilities and competencies your role — or the role you seek — requires.

Verified Knowledge

Badges are a quick and easy way to share verified knowledge and expertise to employers and supervisors

Digital Access

Badges empower earners with 24/7 digital access on resumes, websites, social media and email signatures

Competitive Advantage

Badges provide a competitive advantage and a way for you to differentiate from other job candidates

Earn up to 16 hours (or 8 points) towards your IIMC - CMC or MMC by attending:

The Master Academy for Civic and Public Affairs training qualifies for IIMC - CMC and MMC points at a rate of 1 point per 2 in-class contact hours. This program is an approved IIMC Institute provider: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 


This Academy has been designed for all public officials. This advanced training qualifies for IIMC, MTAW, WMCA, WCCA, WCTA, WCCCA education hours towards certifications. 


Cancellations and Refunds
There is a $40 nonrefundable processing fee for each registration.
  • On or before February 3, 2023 a full refund minus a $40 Processing Fee will be made
  • After February 3, 2023: No refunds will be given
Handouts will be electronic. Handouts will not be provided to those who cancel.
It is impossible to refund 100% of the registration fee. It is important to note that numerous contractual obligations are incurred long before the event with financial commitment to expenditures that may not be refundable to the University.

Participants are required to have their camera on during these sessions to allow for verified engagement. UW-Green Bay expects that students limit outside distractions, remain in one location for the duration of the session (no driving/errands), and actively participate in group discussions and activities.


Participants must attend the full program. Participants who miss 25% or more of a course and/or do not complete any associated assessments will not receive credit for the course. 


Contact Us

For help with registration

Ericka Rohde-Bloch
University Services Program Associate
(920) 465-2662

For all other program questions

Laura Nolan
Program Manager, Business and Government Outreach
(920) 465-2772