2018 SEDI Registration

SEDI Registration

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Once you fill out ALL fields (includes checkboxes), you should see a "success" page. If you do not see this page, please resubmit the form (checking for errors), or contact Frank Riley at frank@sig.msstate.edu, and we will provide you with a .pdf to submit your application.

Thank you!


Frank Riley

Research Associate
Stennis Institute

Applications are due March 9, 2018


Disclaimer:  Various agencies may pre-select nominees for SEDI.  The Stennis Institute is not responsible for unauthorized submissions.


The sole purpose of requesting this information is to help enrich your leadership experience by having an ethically, culturally, age and gender diverse group of participants.

Participants are eligible for up to 3 hours of continuing education credit in Public Policy Administration. To receive these credit hours, you must pay an additional fee.  Do you wish to receive continuing education credit?

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Tuition for SEDI 2018 is $1,400 and includes all program sessions, instructional materials, accommodations, and meals. Unless prior arrangement has been made, fees are due in full by the first day of the program. Checks and vouchers should be made payable to the Stennis Institute.


Once submitted, please send a CURRENT RESUME to Frank Riley, at frank@sig.msstate.edu.


Cancellations made on or after the cancellation deadline of April 24  are subject to a 25% assessment fee. No refunds will be given on or after the opening day of the State Executive Development Institute. Substitutions can be made at any time prior to the opening day.

The State Executive Development Institute (SEDI) is an annual educational workshop offered by the Stennis Institute. SEDI is designed to prepare mid to upper-level state and local government executives to be more effective leaders. A broad range of topics are presented by government officials, researchers, and instructors in order to provide participants a well-rounded and applicable curriculum. The SEDI curriculum includes cutting-edge management theory, organizational development concepts and techniques, administrative and applied management techniques, and a variety of other related and timely topics.

Held on the campus of Mississippi State University, SEDI brings many of the unique resources found on the university campus to the program. SEDI meets requirements of the Mississippi State Personnel Board Certified Public Manager Program, and participants may also receive three (3) graduate level hours in Public Policy Administration at Mississippi State University upon completion of the program.

A maximum of 25 participants are chosen to attend SEDI each year, based on applicants’ professional experience and responsibilities.

Contact Frank Riley


Frank Riley

Research Associate