Institute Summary

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UMaine’s Institute on Public Management provides an overview of public management and Leadership in the areas of regional economic and workforce development; financial management in public and non-profit organizations; environmental policy management, and planning and the global knowledge economy. The Institute emphasizes active learning that integrates the use of data, scientific methods of inquiry, and the use of technology. Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a Land and Sea Grant institution and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. Our vibrant and dynamic University serves the residents of Maine, the nation, and the world through our acclaimed programs in teaching, research, and outreach.

Our Public Management Institute is supported by the Office of International Programs; the Cooperative Extension; the Office of Organizational Effectiveness; the Office of Sustainability; the Graduate School; the Honors College; and faculty from the School of Economics, the School of Policy and International Affairs, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, the Foster Center for Student Innovation, the Climate Change Institute, the School of Marine Sciences, the William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service, the Intensive English Institute, and the Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain. Site visits will include our Capital city (Augusta, ME) where we will discuss management of public infrastructure with utility regulators and legislative leaders.