UT Institute for Public Service

Lost and Found

CTAS Criminal Justice Consultant Derrick Woods used drones to locate a missing teenager.

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Participants in the fifth cohort of the Executive Leadership Institute gather for their first meeting.

ELI Kicks off with Orientation Session

The Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership held an orientation session for the fifth cohort of the Executive Leadership Institute.

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Certified Learning

The Naifeh Center's Tennessee Certified Public Manager program allows graduates to earn graduate school credits.

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LEIC instructor Dereck Stewart speaks to UT Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief of Operations Mike Richardson.

LEIC to Extend Cultural Competency Training

A program that started on UT’s undergraduate campuses will go nationwide, thanks to a grant the Law Enforcement Innovation Center…

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Jonathan Stewart

Hopeless No More

American job center helps build new lives.

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CIS Training Consultant Keith Groves, far right, led some of the manufacturing skills training in the Dyer County jail.

CIS Takes Manufacturing Skills Training to Jails

The TDLWD Office of Reentry partnered with the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board, the Southwest Tennessee Workforce Agency and CIS to…

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Attendees take notes during a classroom lecture at the Memphis Police Department Leadership Academy.

LEIC Takes Leadership Training to Memphis PD

Earlier this year, University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center partnered with the Memphis Police Department (MPD) to establish the…

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Narcan kit with all its contents.

Searching for Chocolate Chips

A new program will allow those dealing with drug addiction to test street drugs for the presence of the powerful…

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Employees from the Tennessee Department of Correction participated in the first course for public information officers held in November 2022.

LEIC Develops Public Information Officer Certification

Employees from the Tennessee Department of Correction participated in the first course for public information officers held in November 2022.

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An illustration of a tornado made of drugs, spinning through a small town.

Disease Realities

Tennessee is in the throes of a substance abuse epidemic. It’s time for us all to get SMART.

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UT President Randy Boyd reads You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime to children during a Money Week class about financial literacy. Photo By Sam Thomas

UT Tackles Challenges

The UT System, with its statewide presence, people, expertise, resources and influence, is uniquely positioned to tackle grand challenges.

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CTAS Hosts Orientation for Newly Elected County Officials

Close to 800 newly elected county officials gathered in Franklin in August to ready themselves to take office.

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Maya Campbell, Spanish instructor

From Tunes to Letters

The Tennessee Language Center uses music, literature and calligraphy to help students learn.

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SMART Hosts Summit

Since moving to IPS, the Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource for Tennessee (SMART) Initiative has broadened in scope to engage…

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Ah-Ha Moments

A CIS resource consultant had a light bulb turn on, or maybe off, when he realized the amount of energy…

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TGPI participants take part in a teambuilding exercise during a session at UT Martin.

Institute Strengthens Leadership Skills of State Employees

The Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership with the Tennessee Department of Human Resources create their newest program, the Tennessee Government…

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The Parthenon in Nashville

TLC Provides Translation for Parthenon Visitors

Parthenon officials strive to make its audio tour accessible to all visitors.

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participants in masks and blindfolds assist each other in completing tasks in a leadership training activity

A Calling as Public Servants

The Naifeh Center and Tennessee Human Resources partnership helps guide state employees.

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A group of professionals stand under balloons in front of the IPS agency logos

IPS Celebrates 50 Years

The Institute for Public Service celebrated 50 years of history in August at its annual conference.

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Bringing Broadband

CIS and the state Department of Economic Development partner to benefit rural counties.

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rows of tables and chairs in the new IPS training suite

IPS Opens New Training Space in Nashville

IPS now has a new state-of-the-art training suite in Middle Tennessee.

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Not Lost in Translation

The Tennessee Language Center seeks to improve hospital patient experiences by training interpreters to interpret for those who do not…

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Police officers complete a training exercise

Law Enforcement Innovation Center Rolls Out Cultural Competency Training

LEIC began training UT police officers in its Cultural Competency program, developed in partnership with the Museum of Tolerance in…

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