MORPC has formed education partnerships to encourage public sector service professionals to obtain additional degrees and build competences.
Franklin University Partnership
MORPC-member government employees can receive 20% tuition discounts on undergraduate and master degrees, 10% discount on doctoral online programs, and free books for many degrees.
More information on the partnership is available in this one-page fact sheet or by going to franklin.edu/MORPC. Those interested can contact Brian Petereit, Partnership Account Manager, at 614.947.6840 or Brian.Petereit@franklin.edu.
The Ohio State University – John Glenn College of Public Affairs Benefit
MORPC has partnered with the Glenn College at OSU to offer a 20% discount on the Management Advancement for the Public Service (MAPS)
These courses provide professional training in leadership, personal development, diversity and inclusion, program management, and more. These short, intensive classes are offered online or on campus. They are specifically designed for public and nonprofit employees at all career levels.
To register for a course, see the partner flyer or course description calendar. You will be asked to enter membership code 605022 to receive the MORPC partner price of $225 per course – a 20% savings. More information on MAPS is available here.
Ohio University Partnership
MORPC and the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service have partnered to encourage more public-sector professionals to pursue a graduate degree, while also providing students with practical experience in local government.
Employees who work for a MORPC-member government are eligible to receive a $1,000 incentive scholarship for their second academic term when pursuing Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) and online MPA programs, as well as the online Master of Sustainability, Security, and Resilience (MSSR) Program.
More information on the partnership is available at onlinemasters.ohio.edu/MORPC. Those interested can contact Joe Wakeman, Manager of Enrollment and Student Success, at 740.593.2133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio University also offers its Governing Essentials for Local Elected Officials training series, from which elected officials in MORPC-member communities can benefit. Register for the Spring 2022 cycle, and contact GVAcademy@ohio.edu with questions.
Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals (APBP) – 2022 Webinar Series
The 2022 APBP webinar series has been announced and is now available! Check out the list below, or visit the new APBP Education Center to see the details of each monthly webinar. MORPC will be hosting group viewings of these webinars throughout 2022. If you are unable to join us for the group viewings, you can find webinar pricing information for individuals or company group access here.
All APBP webinars begin at 3 p.m. ET on the third Wednesday of each month, unless there is a conflict with a major holiday/observance. Monthly webinars are eligible for 1.0 hour of AICP Certification Maintenance credit.
2022 Webinar list
February 16, 2022 | Accommodating Active Transportation Through Work Zones
March 16, 2022 | Webinar title, description and more info coming soon!
April 20, 2022 | Transforming the Experience for People on Bikes
May 18, 2022 | Introducing the Safer Streets Priority Finder
June 15, 2022 | Bicycling & Walking in American Communities of Fewer Than 10,000 People
July 20, 2022 | New Pedestrian Treatments for High-Speed, High-Volume, Multi-lane Roadways
August 17, 2022 | Data Don’t Drive: The Limitations of Crash Data
September 21, 2022 | Youth voices: Partnering with youth as community members and advocates
October 19, 2022 | Assessment of Bicycle Detection Confirmation and Countdown Devices
November 16, 2022 | Webinar title, description and more info coming soon!
December 14, 2022 | Schools Streets: Testing Car-free Zones Around Schools
Contact Lauren Cardoni at email@example.com if you are interested in attending the MORPC group viewings of the 2022 APBP webinars.