The Leadership and Public Service master’s degree program at the University of Wisconsin Parkside offers courses in the skills necessary by all professionals to succeed in most career fields.  Foundations of Public Service (MAPS 720) is a required course in this program.

We understand that you want to know what you are investing in when it comes to your education which is why we thought we would share a small sample of the course with you.

Foundations of Public Service Course Competencies

MAPS Short Course Sample
  • Explain & apply key elements of theory and practice important to successful exercise of leadership & management in public service orgs and civil society.
  • Employ key strategies integral to effective practice of leadership and change initiatives, including leading and managing in entrepreneurial and innovative ways.
  • Demonstrate understanding of own capacity to lead effectively in public service settings and capacity to lead change.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead & manage a diverse workforce to achieve inclusion.
  • Recognize & respond to divergent and conflicting needs and interests.
  • Reframe public service contexts using an appreciation of the role of politics and power.


Develop advanced in-demand skills to meet immediate workplace needs. An Applied Professional Studies degree focuses on industry specific skills that employers are looking for today while combining real-world application. We designed the MAPS program for the working professionals - offering a flexible format, online courses, and affordable opportunity to achieve your professional and personal goals that align with potential for career advancement and upskilling needs.

Begin exploring your path in the UW-Parkside Leadership and Public Service degree program. Schedule a phone conference or virtual meeting by emailing or calling Denise.



Denise Olstinske  |  262-595-2162  |

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