February Events 2022

Join the Department of Public Policy (DPP) this month for a variety of events!


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Wednesday, February 3rd

at 3pm in HTB 216

Doe Hentschel

Doe Hentschel

Andre Santiago

Andre Santiago

PSELC: Leading Positive Organizational Culture

With Dr. Doe Hentschel, Leadership Preceptor, and Andre Santiago, Vice President for Programs, Leadership Greater Hartford

Friday, February 4th
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (with 30 minute break)
Live virtual session.

Register Online

About the Event

Course Overview

The global pandemic has exposed tremendous shortcomings in the workplace while creating new opportunities for positive transformation. New ways to interact and communicate with internal and external constituencies had to be invented. And as the possibility of returning to a pre-pandemic workplace approached, it became obvious that some of the changes we were forced to institute may have had the unintended consequence of enhancing our organizational cultures.  This workshop will provide an understanding of the foundations for a positive organizational culture. Drawing extensively on the award-winning book The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle, the workshop will focus on “building ownership, providing support, and aligning group energy toward the arduous, error-filled, ultimately fulfilling journey of making something new.”

Who Should Take This Course

Individuals at all levels play a vital role in either creating, sustaining or changing the culture of an organization. If you want to learn more about healthy and vibrant organizational cultures, as well as strategies and best practices to achieve them, this workshop is for you.

What You’ll Get

During this workshop, you will understand:

  • The importance of having a healthy organizational culture.
  • Definitions and assessments about organizational culture.
  • The dimensions of workplace ”safety.”
  • Trust-building and its importance in workplace relationships
  • Procedures to ensure the continuity and long-term success of an organization's culture.

What You’ll Do

Drawing on Daniel Coyle’s award-winning book, The Culture Code, the workshop identifies the key elements of successful organizational cultures:

  • Build safety; people feel they belong and are valued
  • Share vulnerability: shared risk builds trust and drives collaboration
  • Establish purpose: embrace shared goals and values

Through interactive and experiential group activities and conversations, self and organizational assessments, participants will expand their understanding of how to influence positive change within their organizations.

Sarah Croucher

Sarah Croucher

ABCs of Public Testimony

With Sarah Croucher, Ph.D.

Tuesday, February 8th

Virtually from 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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About the Event

Sarah Croucher, Ph.D., has a career spanning higher education and public policy. She spent several years as the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, a reproductive rights political advocacy group centered on state-level policy. She is currently Director of Academic Policy and Faculty Affairs at UConn and holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the Department of Public Policy (DPP).

This hands-on workshop aims to provide a brief introduction to effective public testimony. We will cover the basic building blocks of testimony and discuss how different frames of communication can create impact. After the workshop, participants will be able to utilize a variety of approaches to craft powerful three-minute public hearing presentations.

A view of the UConn Hartford campus on Aug. 22, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Events for IPP Candidates

CCD Resume Review, February 7th through 18th: with Aaliyah Castleberry, Career Development

Interview Workshop (IPP candidates), February 11th from 12:30pm-3pm: with Ann Alzapiedi

For more information please check your email.

Dr. Andrea M. Headley

Dr. Andrea Headley

Timothy Fisher

Timothy Fisher

Race & Equity Dialogue: Organizational Culture and Police Use of Force – A Conversation

Wednesday, February 16th
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Live Virtual Event for the DPP alumni, students and faculty

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Learn More About Our Speakers

Dr. Andrea M. Headley, Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a Visiting Scholar of Race, Policing and Crime at the National Police Foundation

Timothy Fisher, Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law

UConn Hartford campus on September 5, 2017. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

UConn Hartford

Upcoming Information Sessions

Program(s) of Interest Location Date Time (Eastern) Registration 
MPA, MPP & Fast-Track (4+1) to MPA or MPP Virtual
Thursday, February 3rd 4:00 - 4:30pm Register Here to Attend
MPA, MPP & Fast-Track (4+1) to MPA or MPP Virtual
Wednesday, February 9th 4:00 - 4:30pm Register Here to Attend
MPA, MPP & Fast-Track (4+1) to MPA or MPP Virtual
Thursday, February 10th 12:00 - 12:30pm Register Here to Attend
Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR)
Graduate Certificate in Survey Research
Wednesday, February 23rd 12:00 - 12:30pm Register Here to Attend
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