In the midst of the pandemic, ICM is breaking new ground by offering its first-ever blended online course. The course, Public Relations, is designed to help court managers communicate effectively with the public, justice partners and judges and court staff.
The format blends synchronous and asynchronous elements; participants will enjoy interactive sessions with faculty and other participants through lecture, discussion, small group exercises and other virtual learning features, such as polling and breakout rooms. The asynchronous aspects to the course include pre-course readings, short assignments in between class sessions, and a post-course written assignment.
The course will be offered on May 6-8 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Tuition is $295 and scholarships are available. See more about scholarships below.
Also, ICM online courses are being offered at a 50% discount throughout 2020 both to make education more accessible during the pandemic and to honor 50 years of the ICM Fellows Program. Scholarships can be applied to these courses as well.
ICM Scholarship Updates:
- Scholarship funds are generously provided by the State Justice Institute.
- When applying for a scholarship, prepayment is not necessary as it was in the past.
- Applicants can apply for funds up to $1,000 to support attendance at multiple courses while funds are available (previously was an award up to $1,000 for one course).
- Unless otherwise noted on the application, scholarship applications may now be submitted in consecutive years while funds remain available, as all three ICM certifications programs (Certified Court Manager, Certified Court Executive, ICM Fellows Program) are multiyear programs.