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Earn an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership

public leadership iconPrograms within the public leadership concentration help to advance leadership excellence in the public sector.                                                                         

To earn your Executive Certificate complete three programs from the below list in six years. You apply for each program, many available online, separately and complete them at your own pace over the six years. A $500 discount will be applied to the final program.

Create your own learning experience:

Behavioral Insights and Public Policy
Art and Practice of Leadership
Creating Collaborative Solutions 
Creating Public Value
Crisis Leadership in Higher Education
Delivering Public Services: Efficiency, Equity, and Quality
Digital Transformation in Government
Driving Government Performance
Emerging Leaders
Global Change Agents
Implementing Public Policy
Leadership and Character in Uncertain Times
Leadership, Organizing, and Action
Leading through the Changing Media Landscape
Leading Smart Policy Design
Leadership in the 21st Century
Leadership Decision Making
Leadership in Crises
Leading Nonviolent Movements 
Leading Successful Programs: Using Evidence to Assess Effectiveness
Moral Leadership in an Imperfect World
Negotiation Strategies: Building Agreement Across Boundaries (formerly Mastering Negotiation)
Nonprofit Management and Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Success
Persuasive Communication: Narrative, Evidence, and Impact
Promoting Racial Equity in the Workplace
Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling, and Action
Recovering the Public in Public Value
Strategic Leadership: Enhancing Your Personal Effectiveness
Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies
Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations
Women and Power
Women Leading Change

Alumni from our multi-week leadership programs, including Leaders in Development, Senior Executive Fellows , Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Senior Executives in State & Local Government: Leading Resilient Communities, Senior Managers in Government, and Senior Executives in National and International Security , may also receive an Executive Certificate by completing two additional programs in the Public Leadership track within six years.

The discount will be calculated based on the lowest tuition and will be applied to the final program.

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