The School's Office of Conferences and Training provides continuing education opportunities through various seminars, institutes, and conferences, many of which are planned and conducted in collaboration with governmental agencies and professional organizations of public officials. The Office also assists faculty in the development and organization of conferences, seminars, and public policy forums related to research and academic interests as well as issues of concern to members of the public. Educational events cover areas such as governmental accounting, public finance, public purchasing, management and leadership development, ethics in government, orientations for newly elected and appointed state and local public officials, and other areas of public policy interest. Biennially, the School cosponsors the Pre-Session Legislative Conference with the Texas State Legislature.
In addition, the Office of Conferences & Training is available to assist in all phases of conference planning and implementation This includes program planning; conference brochure design & production; registration (including collection of fees); production of nametags, participant lists, conference materials; arranging travel & accommodations for speakers; arranging for meeting space, sleeping room, refreshments, and entertainment; and publication of conference proceedings.