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Management for the Government Professional

MGP Program Overview

The next generation of successful government leaders will be individuals who can embrace and implement transformation and build cross-functional interagency relationships. Leadership for the Government Manager brings to life important senior-level managerial concepts such as delivering results and understanding the budget and legislative processes as well as collaborating across agency and department lines. Participants in Leadership for the Government Manager examine strategies for making the mission and vision real for their agency or department. Participants in Leadership for the Government Manager are designated managers from the business and program branches of agencies or departments as well as designated managers from the information technology programs. Individuals with a vision for enterprise-wide thinking, strong potential for upward mobility, and experience carrying out their organization’s mission and vision are ideal candidates for acceptance into this program. Enrollment is limited to candidates from city, county, state and federal government with specific responsibilities rather than specific titles. MGP Endorsements Page

Delivery Model

Leadership for the Government Manager is a forward-thinking departure from traditional "day in a desk" training. Using individual development plans, group discussions, expert speakers, case studies, and participant-submitted projects, the classroom becomes an experiential laboratory in which managers address real world problems with realistic solutions. Leadership for the Government Manager consists of eight required courses for a total of 56 hours of instruction and 5.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Courses Classroom Hours Days CEUs
Strategic Management 7 1 0.7
Workforce Development 7 1 0.7
Strategic Planning 7 1 0.7
Performance Metrics 7 1 0.7
Change Management 7 1 0.7
Strategic Thinking & Innovation 7 1 0.7
Communication & Coaching 7 1 0.7
Conflict Management 7 1 0.7
8 courses 56 hours 8 days 5.6 units

Cohort classes of no more than 25-30 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 Manager, 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 Manager, participants are invited to participate in a post-training assessment process by completing a follow-up Leadership Practices Inventory.

Schedule

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

Applications Due

June 29, 2012

Strategic Management

September 19, 2012

Workforce Development

September 20, 2012

Strategic Planning

October 17, 2012

Performance Metrics

October 18, 2012

Strategic Thinking & Innovation

November 14, 2012

Change Management

November 15, 2012

Communication & Coaching

December 12, 2012

Conflict Management

December 13, 2012

Graduation

January 16, 2012

Curriculum

Please select a course title to view complete course descriptions.

Guest Speakers

Distinguished public and private sector managers make a major contribution to the program by discussing their management challenges and best practices. Guest speakers include members of the Portfolio Advisory Committee, Leadership for the Government Executive alumni, and well-respected executives and managers from private industry.

Commitment

The $3,610 program fee includes:

  • 56 hours of instruction
  • 5.6 continuing education units
  • Course materials
  • Pre- and post-program Leadership Practices Inventory assessments
  • Continental breakfast and full lunch for each class date
  • Graduation celebration with program sponsors
  • Certificate of Participation There are no provisions for auditing this program at this time.

Application Process

To apply for Leadership for the Government Manager, prospective participants must complete the online application form available here. While there are only 25-30 seats available in each cohort, the college does not limit the number of applications submitted by an individual organization. Candidates not accepted upon first application may be considered for future cohorts. Applications are reviewed by committee and applicants will be notified of their acceptance.

Application Deadline:

Applications are due June 29, 2012. Download/print FAQs

Advisory Partners

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)

Sponsors

  • Debbie Endsley
    Director, California Department of Personnel Administration
  • Teri Takai
    California Chief Information Officer, California Office of the State Chief Information Officer
  • Suzanne Ambrose
    Executive Officer, California State Personnel Board
  • Ron Diedrich
    Acting Director, California Department of General Services

Advisory Committee

  • Suzanne Ambrose
    Executive Officer, California State Personnel Board
  • Andrew Armani
    Deputy Secretary, California State and Consumer Services Agency
  • Ann Barsotti
    Deputy Director, Information Technology / CIO, California Department of Transportation
  • Ron Diedrich
    Acting Director, California Department of General Services
  • Debbie Endsley
    Director, California Department of Personnel Administration
  • Martha Esmael
    Commander, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, California Highway Patrol
  • Bob Garcia
    Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Social Services
  • Liz Houser
    Deputy Director, Administration, California Board of Equalization
  • Mark Hutchinson
    Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Developmental Services
  • Dale Jablonsky
    Chief Information Officer, California Employment Development Department
  • J. Clark Kelso
    Federal Receiver, California Prison Healthcare Receivership
  • Leonard Robinson
    Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Selvi Stanislaus
    Executive Officer, California Franchise Tax Board
  • Teri Takai
    California Chief Information Officer, California Office of the State Chief Information Officer

Past Advisory Committee Members

  • P.K. Agarwal
    Chief Technology Officer, State of California
  • William C. Bush
    Director, California Department of General Services
  • David A. Gilb
    Director, Calilfornia Department of Personnel Administration
  • Davood Ghods
    Agency Information Officer, California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Debra Gonzales
    CIO & IT Council HR Committee Chair, California Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Ramon Hirsig
    Executive Officer, California Board of Equalization
  • Carlos Ramos
    Agency Information Officer, California Health and Human Services Agency


Related Programs and Courses

Advanced Supervision for the Government Professional, Information Security Leadership Academy, Leadership for the Government Executive, State Supervisory Training