Public Sector/Government/Military Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Public Sector/Government/Military Leadership

This two course certificate explores the dynamic economic, social, and cultural transformations faced by contemporary leaders in the public sector, government, and military organizations. Part of these challenges come from the need to cope with new forms of competition, market demands, technological innovations, and global economic and terrain shifts. Combining the latest leadership theories with the most effective lessons from the private sector, students will gain theoretical frameworks and practical tools to help effectively improve and enhance their skills to manage complex systems, influence organizational context, engage stakeholders, and shape institutional culture.

The certificate program is comprised of two 11-week courses, totaling 12 graduate-level credits, and are completed entirely online. Upon successful completion of a certificate program, students wishing to enter into our Master of Science in Leadership program will be able to use the certificate courses toward the completion of their master’s degree.

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Theories and Innovative Practices of Public Sector/Government/Military Leadership | OL543 | 6 credit hours
This course addresses the dynamic economic, social, and cultural transformations faced by contemporary leaders in the public sector, government, and military organizations as they strengthen agencies for tomorrow’s challenges. Part of these challenges comes from the need to cope with new forms of competition, market demands, technological innovations, and global economic and terrain shifts. The topics covered include: history and theories of successful public sector/government/military management, contemporary leadership strategies, and innovative responses to public sector challenges in a growing global marketplace.

Influence in the Public Sector/Government/Military: Collaborating Across Organizational Lines | OL553 | 6 credit hours
As budget cuts and funding reductions continue for many public organizations, leadership is charged with finding economical ways to increase the value of services and products by streamlining processes and integrating efforts at macro and micro levels. Through understanding how to manage adaptation to changing environments and successfully dealing with multi-faceted variables using planning and control strategies, students will learn new approaches to leading people. Emphasis is placed on implementing fundamentals of strategic and performance management by leading effective change initiatives within an organization, and fostering teamwork by creating a work culture that values collaboration.

*Certificate costs are not guaranteed and are subject to change. Book charges, shipping and handling costs, and applicable taxes will be billed separately.