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Rutgers’ Mini-MPA Gets Stamp of Approval From International Municipal Clerks Group

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Municipal clerks who earn a certificate in Rutgers’ Mini-Master in Public Administration (Mini-MPAtm), program can now receive continuing education credits from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), the leading professional association serving the needs of municipal clerks and allied professionals in cities and towns worldwide.

The IILC joins the N.J. Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs in awarding professional continuing education credits to public employees who complete the Mini-MPAtm, a 30-hour intensive program for individuals in the public, private or nonprofit sectors.  The IILC will award five Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) Experience points or five Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) Advanced Education points to those who successfully complete the program.

The Mini-MPAtm is offered by Rutgers’ Center for Executive Leadership in Government at its headquarters at 303 George St. in New Brunswick, N.J.

The program designed for people with a college degree and/or significant managerial experience in the public, private or nonprofit sectors.

It is taught by experienced Rutgers faculty and practitioners. Seminar topics include: “Setting the Agenda and Advancing Policy,” “Managing Public Organizations,” Managing People in Organizations,” “Leadership and Team Development,” and “Communication Skills for Public Managers.” Seminars also focus on public law, ethical issues, budgeting, and financial management.

The next Mini-MPAtm will begin Friday, April 5, and will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on five consecutive Fridays through May 3. The fee for this program, including all materials, as well as breakfast and lunch, is $2,500.

Recently dislocated workers may eligible to receive Individual Training Account  (ITA) grants. To determine eligibility, contact your local Workforce Investment Board or County One-Stop Center, and ask for the Mini-MPA™.

For more information and online registration, go to, or call 732-932-6998, ext. 603, or send email to

CELG is a unit of the Center for Government Services at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. It provides research, education and training to local government officials consistent with its mission to strengthen the leadership capacity of individuals and organizations responsible for delivering public

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