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Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership

The Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership provides public officials and community leaders with the tools and skills needed to make informed decisions and manage responsive organizations effectively.

Cynthia Elder

Assistant Director, Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership

The Institute's custom programs enable state and local leaders to access university-level education in innovative leadership practices while engaging in robust discussion with their peers.

The Institute offers a variety of conferences, workshops, and specialized programs in the areas of:

  • Leadership

  • Negotiation, conflict resolution and compromise

  • Transitioning from campaigning to governing

  • Ethics and accountability

  • Fiscal policies

  • Crisis management and decision-making

  • Public engagement

The Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership is supported by a gift from Hassenfeld Family Initiatives.

The Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership draws on the renowned expertise of Bryant University faculty as well as outside experts who serve as speakers, panelists and presenters.

Staff

  • Gary Sasse, Executive Director

  • Cynthia Elder, Assistant Director

  • Melissa Prosky, Ph.D., Case Study Writer

Faculty

  • "Rhode Island Credit Union Crisis." Melissa S. Prosky, Ph.D., Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership. ©

  • "One Town, One Budget: How Mansfield, Mass. Managed School Funding During a Time of Economic Crisis." Melissa S. Prosky, Ph.D., Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership. © 2017

  • "Response to School Resource Officer Crisis at Tolman High School." Melissa S. Prosky, Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership. ©2016

To request a free download of a case study, contact Cindy Elder at celder1@bryant.edu.