• Certificate Offerings


    Fall 2015 Certificates

    Minnesota Public Works Association Executive Leadership Academy
    The Hamline School of Business also 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 Administration
    The Public Safety certificate at Hamline University is designed for fire, emergency service, and law enforcement personnel who seek advanced study in public safety administration. This certificate is designed to improve interactions with administration, enhance communication with co-workers, develop skills in community service, improve opportunities for promotion, and articulate personal perspectives on community service. 

     Public Sector Conflict ResolutionNEW!
    This new certificate program provides a detailed introduction to the historical roots and legal requirements for addressing conflict in employee relations as well as with conflict that arises in the local government citizen participation model. The certificate will 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.

    Building Resiliency and Sustainability in the Workplace NEW!
    This is a cross-sector certificate for professionals in the public, private or nonprofit sectors who work in resiliency, sustainability, planning, environmental services, public works, energy planning, emergency management and economic development or corporate sustainability. Resiliency is a crucial factor in crisis management and continued sustainable operations of organizations. Participants will be able to assess where their organization is now and how to make a difference in the area of resiliency and sustainability. They will learn to be change agents and to build capacity within themselves and their 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. The Corrections Administration certificate will cover the many controversial emerging issues in corrections administration from theory to practice.

    Spring 2016 Certificates

    Leadership Communication Skills 
    Communication is the basis for everything that leaders do in their role. This program is designed with three primary components: 1) teach a process for professional development so they can improve their skills; 2) build communication abilities in areas like influencing, conflict management and relationship building, and; 3) practice these skills and receive coaching from peers and instructors. 

    Fall 2016 Certificates

    Economic Development 
    The Economic Development certificate is designed to give the participant an in-depth look at the economic development process from the perspective of both government agency and private sector developers. Instruction will cover the current tools available, the latest in viable development strategies and the critical elements economic development professionals and executive level administrators need to know for their communities to prosper and to create secure and enforceable development agreements. 

    Minnesota Public Works Association Leadership Academy 
    The Hamline School of Business also 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 Administration
    The Public Safety certificate at Hamline University is designed for fire, emergency service, and law enforcement personnel who seek advanced study in public safety administration. This certificate is designed to improve interactions with administration, 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
    The Advanced Human Resources certificate will provide practical knowledge, tools and skills public works professionals and supervisors need to manage effectively in the Public Works human resources environment.

    Other Certificates

    Performance Evaluation & Measurement
    Participants 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, students will 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 the Leadership Institute, where they will learn from Hamline faculty and guest lecturers with many years of public sector leadership experience through lectures, discussion and group activities that give students a chance to practice their skills.