• The Center for Public Administration and Leadership

    Hamline’s Center for Public Administration and Leadership (CPAL) provides a rich variety of professional development opportunities that address the needs of—and challenges facing—public sector professionals.

    Choose from seminars, conferences, and certificate programs, all of which are designed to strengthen your skills and prepare you to take the lead in your organization.

    Learning Partnership Discounts

    Hamline partners with cities, counties, companies, and public nonprofit organizations to offer employees of those entities 10% off tuition to select master's programs, as well as a 10% discount on CPAL Certificate programs and events.

    Learn more about Hamline's Learning Partnership program.

    Certificate Programs and Professional Development Offerings

    Certificate programs start in fall and spring terms. Choose from a vast array of opportunities to learn valuable skills and expand your professional networks by delving into areas such as corrections administration, leadership communication, and public safety.

    Our professional development programs start in September and run through either December or April.

    Professional Development Events 

    Women in Public Service Conference

    This popular annual event brings together key professionals in the field to examine 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. 

    Women in Public Service Seminars

    Build upon your expertise and develop a compelling vision for yourself and those you serve with ongoing seminars that take an in-depth look at the issues and opportunities women who serve the common good encounter.