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.
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).
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.
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.
Course sessions meet from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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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.
The $3,610 program fee includes:
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.
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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.
Past Advisory Committee Members