P.O.W.E.R. (Public Officals Workshops: Education and Resources - Part II


Professional development certificate for elected and appointed officials Module 5: Citizen Participation and Public Information (1.5 hours) Module 6: Interviewing and Media Relations (1.5 hours) Module 7: Employment Law: Keeping your Agency out of Court (4 hours)

About the Certified Public Official (CPO) Program
Created by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno in partnership with the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, Nevada Association of Counties and Nevada Association of School Boards, the Certified Public Official (CPO) Program is an in-depth series that provides diverse resources for educational and professional development responsive to the changing needs of elected and appointed officials in public office throughout Nevada.

The CPO Program is designed for:

  • Elected and appointed city, state and county officials
  • Transportation, fire, police and planning commissioners
  • Improvement district and public utility district trustees
  • School board members and school district superintendents

The CPO Program offers a comprehensive set of courses including the introductory Public Officials Workshops: Education and Resources (P.O.W.E.R.) Orientation Program. To earn the CPO designation, participants must complete the P.O.W.E.R. Orientation in addition to 52 hours of courses and conferences, adding to a combined total of approximately 70 contact hours.

Generally, two contact hours are equivalent to one CPO unit. Participants may earn CPO units by attending training offered by the Nevada Association of Counties, Nevada Association of School Boards, Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities (or other nationally affiliated associations), Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Division of Educational Outreach. Participants must submit attendance sheets to the appropriate association after course completion.

No sections of this course are currently being offered.