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Leadership for the Government Executive

Leadership for the Government Executive

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Overview

The next generation of successful government leaders will be those who know how to embrace and implement positive government transformation and build cross-functional, inter-jurisdictional relationships. These relationships will be key building blocks for our future leaders. Leadership for the Government Executive expands the practical application of the skills required to achieve success in today’s changing business climate. Government leaders will be challenged to develop and adopt best practices, create non-traditional solutions, and develop relationships to implement and sustain government transformation efforts.

LGE Student Commentary

Audience

Leadership for the Government Executive is a certificate program for individuals who set the vision and direction of an organization's enterprise-wide priorities. Participants are considered senior leaders including executives and upper-level managers from the business, program and information technology programs or branches of an agency or department. Individuals responsible for strategic planning and policy setting across agency and departmental lines are ideal candidates. Enrollment is limited to participants from city, county, state and federal government with specific responsibilities rather than specific titles.

Delivery Model

Leadership for the Government Executive is a forward-thinking departure from traditional “day in a desk” training. Using individual development plans, group discussions, distinguished speakers from the public and private sectors, case studies, and participant-submitted project proposals, the classroom becomes an experiential laboratory in which leaders address real world problems with realistic solutions. Leadership for the Government Executive consists of seven required courses for a total of 49 hours of instruction and 4.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Courses Hours Days CEUs
Kick Off: Building a Mission, Vision, Values and Goals 7 1 0.7
Building a Service Culture 7 1 0.7
Organizational Change and Overcoming Resistance 7 1 0.7
Coaching, Mentoring and Motivating Others 7 1 0.7
Teams and Teamwork 7 1 0.7
Leadership Communication 7 1 0.7
Measuring Success 7 1 0.7
7 courses 49 hours 7 days 4.9 units

Cohort classes of no more than 25 participants create an opportunity to develop relationships, building networks that pave the way for collaboration beyond the scope of this experience.

Evaluation

Upon acceptance to Leadership for the Government Executive, participants are required to complete the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), which is based on The Leadership Challenge authored by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Throughout the program, participants are evaluated through class discussions, experiential exercises and an individual project. Participants are expected to complete a project and report the findings at the end of the program. Approximately six months after completion of Leadership for the Government Executive, participants are invited to participate in a post-training assessment process by completing a follow-up Leadership Practices Inventory and an online self-assessment to measure the training effectiveness of the program.

Schedule

Course sessions meet from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Cohort 19

Cohort 20

Applications Due

June 28, 2013

November 29, 2013

Kick Off: Building a Mission, Vision, Values and Goals

September 5, 2013

March 13, 2014

Building a Service Culture

October 10, 2013

April 10, 2014

Organizational Change and Overcoming Resistance

November 7, 2013

May 8, 2014

Coaching, Mentoring and Motivating Others

December 5, 2013

June 5, 2014

Teams and Teamwork

January 9, 2014

July 10, 2014

Leadership Communication

February 13, 2014

August 7, 2014

Measuring Success

March 6, 2014

September 4, 2014

Graduation

April 3, 2014

October 2, 2014

Curriculum

Please select a course title to view complete course descriptions.

Guest Speakers

Distinguished public and private sector executives make a major contribution to the program by discussing their leadership challenges and how aspiring leaders can develop cross-functional interagency relationships to implement and sustain government's transformational efforts.

Past guest speakers include:

  • Clark Kelso, Federal Receiver, California Prison Healthcare Receivership
  • Teri Takai, State Chief Information Officer
  • P.K. Agarwal, Chief Technology Officer, State of California
  • Selvi Stanislaus, Executive Officer, California Franchise Tax Board
  • Jeff Szczesny, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Raley's

Commitment

The $4,779 program fee includes:

  • 49 hours of instruction
  • 4.9 continuing education units
  • Course materials
  • Pre- and post-program Leadership Practices Inventory assessments
  • Continental breakfast and full lunch for each class day
  • Graduation celebration with program sponsors
  • Certificate of Participation

There are no provisions for auditing this program at this time.

Nomination Process

To participate in Leadership for the Government Executive, all prospective applicants must be nominated by their supervisor, sponsored by their director or a director's designee, and accepted into the program. When selecting nominees, look for individuals who will benefit from hands-on collaboration in the areas of strategic planning and policy setting across agency and departmental lines. Consider your organization's succession planning needs and nominate individuals with strong potential for upward mobility who will benefit from a leadership curriculum, and those in a leadership position or poised to be in one in the near future. The college encourages nominations from the business, program and information technology areas. While there are only 25 seats available in each cohort, the college does not limit the number of nominations submitted by an individual organization. Candidates not accepted upon first nomination may be considered for future cohorts. Nominations are reviewed by committee and applicants will be notified of their acceptance. To nominate a candidate for Leadership for the Government Executive, complete the online nomination form available online.

Nomination Deadline:

Nominations for the Fall Cohort (19) are due on June 28, 2013 and for the Spring Cohort (20) on November 29, 2013.

Supporters

The College of Continuing Education wishes to thank the dedicated public servants who invest their time and energy to ensure the professional merit and applicability of this program.

Founding Sponsors

  • J. Clark Kelso
    Federal Receiver, California Prison Healthcare Receivership
  • William C. Bush
    Director, California Department of General Services (Retired October 2009)
  • David A. Gilb
    Director, Department of Personnel Administration (Retired September 2009)