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cpacs outreach programs.

An important part of UNO's and CPACS' mission is to actively engage with the community. CPACS does this through a wide array of community and outreach programs and partnerships. Some of them are listed below, along with links to their Web sites for more information.

Aging with Passion & Purpose - a biennial conference on aging

Aviation Institute Special Events - including the Honors Convocation, Golf Classic, Information Fair and Durham Lecture

Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) - a research and community outreach unit of CPACS

Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFM) - a non-credit certificate program that provides in-depth training in vital areas of fundraising

Church Administration Institute - a six-week online series of courses designed to equip participants with an understanding of organizational concepts and practical techniques for managing effectively in the challenging church environment

Consortium for Organizational Research and Evaluation (CORE) - links faculty consultants from CPACS with governmental and nonprofit organizations

CPACS Technology Center - provides computer support for the faculty, staff and students of CPACS, including resources in the CPACS building such as classrooms, collaborating commons and conference rooms

Gandhi Award & Annual Symposium - awarded annually by the School of Work and given to honor individuals and organizations that exemplify Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of nonviolence, selfless service and social action—which are consistent with social work values

Juvenile Justice Institute - works collaboratively with numerous city and county government agencies across the state to address issues surrounding juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice in Nebraska using best practices

London Program - a two-week study-abroad trip to England for students enrolled in an upper-division course

Midlands Superintendents Academy - a training program that provides current and aspiring school superintendents with the skills and knowledge that will help them successfully lead and manage school districts

Nebraska Center for Justice Resarch (NCJR) -created to develop and sustain research capacity internal to the State of Nebraska to assist the Legislature in research, evaluation, and policymaking to reduce recidivism, promote the use of evidence-based practices in corrections, and improve public safety.

Nebraska Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program - a comprehensive management development program specifically for managers in federal, state, and local government and in non-profit organizations, accredited by the National CPM Consortium

Nebraska Municipal Clerk Institute and Academy - an annual continuing education program provided for Nebraska municipal clerks, operated by the School of Public Administration, accredited by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks

NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR - promotes aerospace-related research, education, and public service programs across Nebraska

Nebraska State Data Center (NSDC) - U.S. Census Bureau's initiative providing easy and efficient access to data and information

State Public Policy Initiative - includes reports completed for the Nebraska Legislative Planning Committee and other policy documents

UNO Athletes and Elders: A Community of Interest - a community engagement program which connects UNO athletic team members with elders living in residential facilities 

William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies - an outreach unit of CPACS with a statewide mission to foster creative and critical thinking among labor leaders, potential leaders, and interested members by providing relevant information and training in the skills needed in today’s changing economy and workplace

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