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2020 MPA Winter Workshops

Come join our 2020 MPA Winter Workshops. Take advantage of these opportunities to enhance your graduate education. Detailed information about the workshops can be found below.

Name of Facilitator Topic of workshop Date Time Room
Ned Benton Capstone Workshop Jan. 9th. Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Blazina-Mantovani MPAQE Intensive Writing Workshop Jan. 13th. Monday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Blazina-Mantovani MPAQE Intensive Writing Workshop Jan. 14th. Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Blazina-Mantovani MPAQE Intensive Writing Workshop Jan. 15th. Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Blazina-Mantovani MPAQE Intensive Writing Workshop Jan. 16th. Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Minyoung Ku and Henry Smart An Introduction to Simulation-Based Decision Making Jan. 21st. Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. L2.72.06
Iralma Pozo Becoming a CPA- 150 Hour Rule and Beyond Jan. 22nd. Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Minyoung Ku and Henry Smart Techniques and Tools for Simulation-Based Decision Making Jan. 23rd. Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. L2.72.06

Winter 2020 Free MPA Workshops

Students show up for the MPA workshops in the rooms given below.  There is no need to Register for the workshops ahead of time; just show up.

CAPSTONE Preparation Workshop:

Date: January 9th. Thursday

Room: NB 1.100

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Description: Get a head start on your Capstone project by attending this orientation to the course.  This workshop is recommended for students taking the Capstone in the next academic year.

Instructor: Dr. Ned Benton

 

MPAQE Preparation Workshops:

Description:  The MPAQE Workshops will explain the grading instrument, allow students to assess previous exams and scores, and prepare them for the exam.  These workshops are for students who have failed the MPAQE when taken in PAD 700, and also for students who need to take the exam for the first time.  At the end of these workshops, the MPAQE will be administered, so there will be an opportunity to pass the test.

It is beneficial for students to attend all four of these intensive MPAQE writing workshops.  Attending these workshops will definitely prepare you better to pass the MPAQE.

All of these workshops will be held in NB 1.100 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Following is the schedule:

Monday, Jan. 13th. Intensive writing workshop-I

Tuesday, Jan. 14th. Intensive writing workshop-II

Wednesday, Jan. 15th.  Intensive writing workshop-III

Thursday, Jan. 16th. Intensive writing workshop–IV

Instructor: Prof. Angelica Blazina-Mantovani

An Introduction to Simulation-Based Decision Making 

Date: Tuesday, January 21st.

Room: NB 1.100

Time: from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Use this link to RSVPhttps://bit.ly/2ujE4ss

Description: This workshop is designed to provide students with an introduction to Policy Decision-Making with the Aid of Computer Simulations. Advanced technologies such as high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and big data are changing the policymaking landscape by promoting better-informed decision-making. Computer simulation models are one of the new technologies that are available for decision-makers in the public and non-profit sectors. In this workshop, students will learn the on-going changes in public policy decision-making and gain a basic understanding of how computer simulation models can help decision-makers in the public and non-profit sectors solve “wicked” problems in diverse policy domains, from disaster management to public health, to global warming. The showcase of simulation-based decision making will also take place during the workshop.

Instructors:  Prof. Minyoung Ku and Prof. Henry Smart

Becoming a CPA– 150 Hour Rule and Beyond

Date: Wednesday, January 22nd.

Room: NB 1.100

Time: from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Description: In this workshop, students will learn the requirements for becoming a CPA in New York State. There are some myths floating around about what the 150-Semester Hour Pathway to becoming a CPA is.

What students will learn in this workshop:

  • Demystifying the 150-hour rule
  • Planning your education to prepare for the future of work while meeting educational requirements to become a CPA
  • Funding your way to become a CPA

This workshop will be interactive. Students will be given a few scenarios similar to actual students in the Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics program (FEFF) and be guided to come up with a plan to make the student meet the requirements.

A tip sheet will be provided to students so that they can make their own decisions along with their education and career journey.

Instructor: Prof. Iralma Pozo, CPA and Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics program (FEFF) instructor.

Techniques and Tools for Simulation-Based Decision Making

Date: Thursday, January 23rd.

Room: NB 1.100

Time: from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Use this link to RSVPhttps://bit.ly/2ujE4ss

Description: This workshop is designed to provide students with an introduction to some of the tools and techniques used to simulate solutions to wicked problems. Students will receive hands-on experience with established computer simulation models that are used by practitioners to make a public policy decision in the real world. Example models will be used to demonstrate how technology can be used to project policy outcomes that derive from hypotheticals. Through the lab exercise, students will also learn how policy decision-makers can benefit from computer simulations to account for the known elements of a public problem.

Instructors: Prof. Minyoung Ku and Prof. Henry Smart