Management Support Services

Progressive government officials use our management support services for difficult or unusual situations, for special projects, and to support critical missions or collaborative initiatives such as departmental consolidation or merging. Our staff can provide new ideas and an independent, objective perspective.  The Kent State University Center for Public Administration and Public Policy can provide this professional, critical thinking approach backed by staff experience and established research networks throughout the country.
Collaboration Assistance and Facilitation
The Center prides itself on finding innovative solutions to improve the operations of government and non profits.  Our knowledge base stems from an array of research into both existing and proposed collaborations, focusing on best practices in conjunction with the potential challenges.   If you are considering participating in a collaboration to consolidate a function or merge a department(s) then consider using CPAPP to research and/or facilitate your collaborative work.
Our Approach and Methodology
We commence with a comprehensive on site review, followed by the development of recommendations tailored to your organization's needs. We then present these findings, instruct staff on recommendations, and we may also assist with with collaborative implementation to ensure a successful resolution.
Our Strengths
Our staff is able to leverage Kent State's network of professionals and resources to find objective, applied research driven solutions to critical issues. We are affiliated with professional associations which open up a myriad of research potential for our clients.