Public Services Institute

Public Services Institute 

The Public Services Institute
of Lorain County Community College

Your resource for effective governance.

The Public Services Institute and Joint Center for Policy Research are a division of Lorain County Community College providing a link between higher education and governments, non-profit organizations, and civic leadership through education, training and expert facilitation of group and community processes; through research to address issues of importance in Lorain County, Northeast Ohio, and the entire state by using data and information as a part of planning, problem-solving and decision making.

Who can Utilize the Services of the PSI?
Council members, board members, mayors, superintendents, organizational administrators, executive directors and staff members of governmental and non-profit agencies can benefit from the Public Services Institute. When your agency requires external support or resources to resolve communication or organizational problems, we'll link you to the appropriate professional training, experts, facilities and technologies to help solve your problems.

Comprehensive Data, Research and Evaluation Services

to inform your planning, decision-making and problem-solving efforts. 

  • Census and Labor Market Data Analysis
  • Literature Reviews and Environmental Scans
  • Marketing Research
  • Needs Assessments
  • Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Employer Surveys
  • Public Opinion Polling
  • Case Studies
  • Focus Group Discussions
  • Asset Inventories
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Outcome-Based Program Evaluation

Quality Planning and Developmental Services

to enhance organizational effectiveness

  • Visioning and Strategic Planning
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Citizen Engagement and Grass Roots Organizing
  • Leadership Engagement
  • Board Development

Neutral Convening and Facilitation Services

to stimulate intergovernmental relations, regional collaboration, and maximize efficiency among governments

  • Convening Government Leaders Across Jurisdictions
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Conference Coordination

Valuable Educational Seminars and Conferences

to help individuals and communities learn through knowledge building, information sharing, and idea exchange

  • Workshops for Individuals Considering Elected Office
  • Seminars for Newly Elected Officials
  • Noncredit Offerings for Public Sector Workers at all levels

Contact the Public Services Institute

The Public Services Institute
of Lorain County Community College
1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035-1697
Phone: 440-366-4031
Fax: 440-366-4159

 

Announcements

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin March 23.
   
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

Use Caution in Parking Lots

Workers are replacing the light fixtures on campus roads and parking lots. Some roadways and parking spaces will blocked off during this time. Please be very careful and slow down.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014, spring 2015, or fall 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at www.lorainccc.edu/alerts.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.