• Advanced Human Resources for Public Works Certificate

    Meet the challenges of managing personnel, employee contracts, and performance measurement with Hamline’s Advanced Human Resources for Public Works Certificate. Covering a range of topics recommended by the American Public Works Association, this certificate provides the knowledge and tools necessary to address the complex human resources issues you encounter.

    • Develop a deeper understanding of the historical and legal foundations of public sector human resource management, from performance measurement to employee development.
    • Discover effective discipline and contract management strategies in the municipal, county, and state levels.
    • Enhance and learn new communication skills to ensure clarity of both written and verbal exchanges and directives.
    • Build critical negotiation, mediation, and arbitration skills by examining real-life scenarios.  

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    Certificate Topics

    The program consists of four core module topics recommended by the American Public Works Association and identified by past Leadership Academy graduates as topics of greatest interest. Some of the topics to be covered include:

    • Foundations of human resource management in the public sector
    • Authority in public sector employee relations
    • Developing employees and measuring performance
    • Effective discipline and workplace investigations
    • Administering the public works contract

    Program Overview

    Certificate classes meet at Hamline's Minneapolis location. All students must complete 48 hours of training in seven monthly sessions. Students who complete the Advanced Human Resources for Public Works coursework will receive a certificate from the Hamline School of Business Public Administration program and four continuing studies credits. 

    Cost for the program is $1,750.


    The class meets one Thursday a month from noon to 8 p.m. from September 2020 to May 2021. Dinner is included.

    Session 1: September 10, 2020
    Session 2: October 8, 2020
    Session 3: November 12, 2020
    Session 4: January 7, 2021
    Session 5: February 11, 2021
    Session 6: March 11, 2021
    Session 7: April 8, 2021
    Session 8: May TBD

    About the Instructors

    Gregg Lindberg is the deputy city manager with the city of Burnsville.

    Gregg Lindberg currently serves as the human resource manager for Three Rivers Park District, a natural resources–based park system located in the metro area that manages nearly 27,000 acres of park reserves, regional parks, regional trails, and special-use facilities. At Three Rivers, Gregg provides direction to a team of human resource staff in the areas of organizational development, staffing, employee and labor relations, compliance, compensation, and safety management. Since 2014, Gregg has served the residents of St. Louis Park as a city council. Gregg is a graduate of Bethel University and has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, and Leadership and a master's degree in Organizational Leadership. Gregg has also received a Master of Public Administration from Hamline University. Gregg is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and an International Pubic Management Association Senior Certified Professional (ICMA-SCP).


    Degree Candidacy

    Participants are eligible to earn graduate or continuing studies credit. Graduate-level elective credits from all certificates may be earned and applied to the Master of Public Administration or the PhD in Management and Public Service. Additionally, elective credits may be earned and applied to the Master of Business Administration or Master of Nonprofit Management from the Leadership Communication Skills Certificate.