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We serve business and government to improve the lives of Tennesseans. We envision Tennessee as a global leader with thriving business and industry, efficient and effective government, and vibrant communities. At the Institute for Public Service we value people, diversity, relationships, integrity, and excellence.


Center for Industrial
Services (CIS)
  County Technical
Assistance Service (CTAS)
  Law Enforcement
Innovation Center (LEIC)
Municipal Technical
Advisory Service (MTAS)
  Naifeh Center for Effective
Leadership (NCEL)
  Tennessee Language Center (TLC)


Extreme Ownership and BE ONE UT

By Kelley McNeal, CTAS Jocko Willink and Leif Babin draw powerful leadership principles from their experiences as U.S. Navy SEALs...
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One Foot in Front of the Other

By Eric Spencer, MTAS I’m an outdoors guy and an avid backpacker.  I love spending time on the trail.  As...
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Good Leadership Makes A Difference!

By Dr. Herb Byrd III Last month’s LEAD! article was inspired by a visit Resa and I made between Christmas...
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Fifth Cohort Selected for UT Executive Leadership Institute

Twenty-four executives from campuses and institutes across the University of Tennessee System were chosen to make up the 2024 class...
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SMART Partners with Gibson Gives

The Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource of Tennessee (SMART), a program of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service...
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LEIC Helps State Facilitate Violent Crime Intervention Grants

Tennessee’s violent crime rate ranks as one of the highest in the nation.  Fortunately, Governor Bill Lee is taking action,...
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TLC Offers Video Interpreting to Clients

Video remote interpreting, or VRI, is becoming increasingly popular due to its multiple benefits. VRI allows the interpreter to interact...
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CIS Delivers Skills for Success Training for Tennessee Inmates

Inmates in several West Tennessee correctional facilities now have skills for a productive life outside of prison, thanks in part...
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