What We Do

The Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership provides public officials and community leaders with the tools and skills needed to make informed decisions and manage responsive organizations effectively. Our custom programs enable state and local leaders to access university-level education in innovative leadership practices while engaging in robust discussion with their peers.


The Institute offers a variety of conferences, workships, and specialized programs in the areas of:

  • Leadership
  • Negotiation, conflict resolution and compromise
  • Transitioning from campaigning to governing
  • Ethics and accountability
  • Fiscal policies
  • Crisis management and decision-making
  • Public engagement

We welcome your questions and encourage you to contact us to discuss your current public leadership challenges. We may be able to design a custom program for your municipality, agency or organization, or we may have existing workshops and conferences that would help you secure the tools and skills you need to become an increasingly effective public leader.

Let us know how we can help you build a stronger leadership team in your municipal, community or state organization.

The Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership is supported by a gift from Hassenfeld Family Initiatives.