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