• The Center for Public Administration and Leadership

    Hamline’s Center for Public Administration and Leadership (CPAL) is dedicated to the professional development of public administrators. CPAL offers a wide variety of graduate level opportunities to improve public administration within the region.

    Certificate Programs

    Learn valuable skills and expand your professional networks with a certificate in areas key to public service. Hamline's certificate programs are designed for busy professionals eager to enrich their skill set and increase their value to their organization.

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    Networking and Professional Development Events

    Public Service Insights and Trends 

    Session II: Workplace Safety

    February 5, 2016

    This premier seminar series brings the leading voices in public administration to public service professionals, offering in-depth exploration of timely and critical issues impacting our cities and counties. Participants will gain skills that they can take back and apply in their workplaces.

    Annual Women in Public Service Conference

    November 13, 2015 
    Attend a full day of exciting sessions examining the changing face of government and the way we do business in the public sector, particularly how we support women and the next generation of public servants.

    Annual Community Economic Development Symposium

    April 29, 2016
    This one-of-a-kind event brings together professionals from business, government, and nonprofit organizations to address issues of community economic development. Past themes have included social impact investing and community-based solutions to poverty.

  • CPAL Certificates

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    Download the Center for Public Administration and Leadership's 2015-16 Certificates.