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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Course sessions meet from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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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:
The $4,779 program fee includes:
There are no provisions for auditing this program at this time.
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.
Nominations for the Fall Cohort (19) are due on June 28, 2013 and for the Spring Cohort (20) on November 29, 2013.
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.