CPAL Certificate and Professional Development Offerings

The Center for Public Administration and Leadership's certificate and professional development programs are designed for busy professionals eager to extend their knowledge and skills and further develop their professional networks.

Certificate programs

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Certified Public Manager

Develop exceptional management capabilities with our development program designed specifically for federal, state, and local government and nonprofit sector managers and supervisors.

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Economic Development

Examine the economic development process from both government agency and private sector perspectives and gain the knowledge necessary to enable communities to prosper.

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Leadership in Affordable Housing

Dig into the history as well as the key political and economic issues that created the affordable housing crisis to identify the best collaborative opportunities to tackle it.

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Human Resources Essentials for Public Works Professionals

Meet the challenges of managing personnel, employee contracts, and performance measurement, and develop tools to address the complex HR issues you encounter.

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Public Works Executive Fellowship

Assess your personal leadership inventory and develop a sustainable leadership plan.

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Public Works Leadership Academy

Increase your effectiveness and prepare to be an industry leader through this interactive program for current and emerging professionals at the supervisor or manager level.

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Managing People in the Public Sector

Gain awareness of your own leadership capabilities through self-evaluation, then pair these findings with public sector-specific skills to enact change.

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Public Policy and Decision Making

Gain an understanding of the public policy process and frameworks for its assessment, as well as the analysis skills to make data-driven decisions and communicate findings to non-technical audiences.

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Public Sector Operations

Position yourself to take the lead in your organization with enhanced skills in fiscal management, policy implementation, managing tax dollars, and developing budgets.

Note: The Economic Development and Public Works Leadership Academy Certificates will not be offered during the 2022–2023 academic year.