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

Be a Success. Register Now!

Registration is now open for Summer and Fall classes.  Learn more and register today at www.lorainccc.edu/reginfo.

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 and spring 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. 

Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for spring semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours

Expect Traffic Delays

Road construction on Abbe Road north of LCCC will resume Monday, April 7. Please expect delays when traveling north from LCCC towards Detroit Road.  
      
Click here for updates and alternate travel routes.

Level Up 2014 Digital Game Development Conference

LCCC will host Level Up 2014 @ LCCC for anyone interested in turning their gaming interest or hobby into a career. 

Friday, May 2
9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Lorain County Community College
Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/levelup.

1098-T Tax Forms

Students will begin receiving 1098-T tax forms via postal mail in the next several days. Click here for more information about the 1098-T forms.

Save Money on Tuition

Register for 13 to 18 credit hours at LCCC and pay for only 13!

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

Mental Health Online Screenings

The Lorain County Board of Mental Health offers a free online screening tool for mental health disorders.

Click here to learn more.