• Certificate Offerings

    Expand your skills and build your networks.

    Hamline's public administration certificate programs are designed for busy professionals eager to expand their knowledge and skills and further develop their professional networks.

    Fall 2015 Certificates

    Building Resiliency and Sustainability in the Workplace  NEW!
    Resiliency is a crucial factor in crisis management and continued sustainable operations of organizations. Learn how to assess where your organization is now and how to make a difference in the areas of resiliency and sustainability. Discover how to be change agents and to build capacity within yourself and your organization.

    Corrections Administration Online NEW!
    Administrators and managers in the field of corrections are responsible for the lives, custodial safety, and well-being of those in their care and custody. Explore the many controversial emerging issues in corrections administration from theory to practice.

     Public Safety, Fire, and EMS Leadership
    Designed for fire, emergency service, and law enforcement personnel who seek advanced study in public safety administration. Improve interactions with administration and enhance communication with co-workers. Develop skills in community service, improve opportunities for promotion, and articulate personal perspectives on community service. 

    Public Works Executive Fellowship NEW!
    This certificate integrates three areas of interest for improving public works: the individual, the organization, and the community. Build on your knowledge and skills as a leader and integrate them into your organization. Apply this new-found knowledge to the community that your organization serves.

    Public Sector Conflict Resolution NEW!
    Acquire a detailed introduction to the historical roots and legal requirements for addressing conflict in employee relations, as well as conflicts that arise in the local government citizen-participation model. Explore the theories and practices associated with the negotiation, mediation and arbitration processes, the laws involving employee and citizen rights, and methods and techniques for conducting meetings and facilitating decision making.

    Spring 2016 Certificates

    Leadership Communication Skills 
    Communication is the basis for everything that leaders do. Expand on your communication abilities in areas like influencing, conflict management, and relationship building. Practice these skills and receive coaching from peers and instructors.

    Fall 2016 Certificates

    Economic Development 
    Gain an in-depth look at the economic development process from the perspective of both government agency and private sector developers. Explore the current tools available, the latest in viable development strategies, and the critical elements economic development professionals and executive level administrators need for their communities to prosper and to create secure and enforceable development agreements.

    Public Works Leadership Academy
    The Hamline School of Business awards a public administration certificate through the Minnesota Public Works Association Leadership Academy. If you work in the field of public works, the MPWA Leadership Academy program increases your effectiveness as a public works manager and prepares you to be an industry leader.

    Public Safety, Fire, and EMS Leadership
    Designed for fire, emergency service, and law enforcement personnel who seek advanced study in public safety administration. Improve interactions with administration and enhance communication with co-workers. Develop skills in community service, improve opportunities for promotion, and articulate personal perspectives on community service.

    Spring 2017 Certificates

    Advanced Human Resources for Public Works
    Gain practical knowledge, tools and skills public works professionals and supervisors need to manage effectively in the Public Works human resources environment.

    Past Certificates

    Performance Evaluation & Measurement
    Gain knowledge and tools for performing basic internal and collaborative performance measurement and evaluation activities in the context of planning and research in public organizations. Regardless of where organizations are along a continuum of evidence-based practice or evaluation maturity, leave equipped with tools and resources that will help them be catalysts in practical ways.

    Public Sector Leadership Institute
    Employees in the public sector can develop skills that are in high demand by attending this institute, where you will learn from Hamline faculty and experienced practitioners in the field through lectures, discussion, and group activities that give students a chance to practice their skills.