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.
Cohort classes of no more than 30 participants create an opportunity to develop relationships, building networks that pave the way for collaboration beyond the scope of this experience. Enrollment is limited to candidates from city, county, state and federal government with specific responsibilities rather than specific titles.
This program has provided both the tools and a renewed sense of commitment to have the courageous conversations with peers, superiors, and subordinates that needed for positive chance in the state workplace. All mid-level managers should take this course.
Roger Westrup, Department of Transportation • LGM Cohort 1 Alumni
Leadership for the Government Manager is a certificate program for managers in city, county, state and federal government who must know how to embrace and implement positive government transformation. Participants are often mid-to senior level managers from business, program and information technology divisions who are responsible for building cross-functional relationships, implementing policies and initiatives, managing change and leading high-performing teams.
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).
Distinguished public and private sector managers make a major contribution to the program by discussing their management challenges and best practices.
Applications Due: July 13, 2018
Strategic Management, Sept. 19, 2018
Communicating and Coaching, Sept. 20, 2018
Strategic Planning, Oct. 17, 2018
Managing Operations, Oct. 18, 2018
Improving Business Processes, Nov. 14, 2018
Managing Organizational Change, Nov. 15, 2018
Building High Performing Teams, Dec. 12, 2018
Managing Conflict, Dec. 13, 2018
Presentations & Graduation Celebration, Jan. 10, 2019
Applications Due: Oct. 26, 2018
Strategic Management, Jan. 16, 2019
Communicating and Coaching, Jan. 17, 2019
Strategic Planning, Feb. 13, 2019
Managing Operations, Feb. 14, 2019
Improving Business Processes, Mar. 13, 2019
Managing Organizational Change, Mar. 14, 2019
Building High Performing Teams, Apr. 10, 2019
Managing Conflict, Apr. 11, 2019
Presentations & Graduation Celebrating, May 8, 2019
Applications Due: Oct. 26, 2018
Strategic Management, Jan. 23, 2019
Communicating and Coaching, Jan. 24, 2019
Strategic Planning, Feb. 20, 2019
Managing Operations, Feb. 21, 2019
Improving Business Processes, Mar. 20, 2019
Managing Organizational Change, Mar. 21, 2019
Building High Performing Teams, Apr. 17, 2019
Managing Conflict, Apr. 18, 2019
Presentations & Graduation Celebration, May 16, 2019
The $4,029 program fee includes:
- 56 hours of instruction
- 5.6 continuing education units
- Course materials
- Leadership Practices Inventory assessment
- Continental breakfast and full lunch for each class date
- Graduation celebration with program sponsors
- Parking for each day of the program
- Certificate of Participation
There are no provisions for auditing this program at this time.
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.
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.
- 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)