If you are a working professional looking to develop and enhance management and leadership skills the Glenn College’s Certificate in Public & Nonprofit Leadership will provide you the knowledge to excel in your career and set you apart as a professional. This four-course, six-credit, professional development program is designed for working professionals who aspire to strengthen their management and leadership abilities. The program is cohort-based and is structured to be completed in 14 weeks over 9-12 months. Course sessions are held at OSU’s main campus two Fridays a month.

Why Invest in a Glenn College Certificate?

Gain new skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately on the job.

The Certificate in Public & Nonprofit Leadership operates on a philosophy of experiential learning. Students will learn how theoretical lenses can be applied to better understand real world situations and how that knowledge can be applied on-the-job when faced with leadership challenges.

Earn a distinction that can set you apart as a professional and advance your career options.

A Glenn College certificate can demonstrate your commitment to building leadership and management skills, enhance your resume and job opportunities, most importantly improve your ability to do your work.

Deepen your education by earning college credit that can be applied to a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Are you unsure if pursuing a degree is right for you? A professional certificate can help you decide. And if you enroll in a degree program, depending on the specific requirements of the program, the credit earned in the certificate program can transfer towards the degree. Graduate credit earned from successful completion of the Glenn certificate program can be applied towards The Ohio State University’s in-career or MPA master’s degree.

Learn, study, and network with other professionals.

The certificate program is cohort-based, providing an interactive and dynamic learning community where students can grow both individually and collectively, build lasting relationships, and encourage each other in their career aspirations.

Courses Include:

  • PA 5059 — Leadership Self-Development (1 credit)
  • PA 5060 — Managing People in Public & Nonprofit Organizations (2 credits)
  • PA 5061 — Leading People in Public & Nonprofit Organizations (2 credits)
  • PA 5062 — Leadership Development Application (1 credit)


Program fee is $4,550

How to Apply:

Apply Today

Application deadline for March 2017 cohort is February 10, 2017.

Materials needed to apply:

  • Resume or CV
    Be sure to include work experience, volunteer activities, academic and professional honors, honorary societies, extracurricular activities, offices held, any publications and other significant activities.
  • Personal Statement
    Provide a brief statement describing why you are a good candidate for the program. The statement should focus specifically on your current skills, knowledge, abilities, and professional experience. There is no length requirement for the personal statement.
  • One letter of recommendation
    The letter should speak to the applicant’s ability to excel in an academic professional program.

Eligible State of Ohio employees can use Employee Development Funds (EDF) with no out of pocket cost. The Ohio State University is an accredited higher education institution.
Employees of the Ohio State University may have access to financial support by applying for a staff manager development grant. Submit your application via email as an attachment (no more than 5 pages total) to hr-managergrant@osu.edu at least one month prior to the development activity.


Contact us at Glenn-Training@osu.edu

Spring 2017 Program

March 2017 – November 2017

To receive the certificate, students are required to attend all of the following in-class sessions held on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.

Leadership Development
Week 1 Orientation Friday, March 10, 2017
Week 2 Leadership Development Planning and Goal Setting Friday, March 24, 2017

Managing People in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Week 3 Introduction to Strategic HRM and Employee Recruitment and Retention Friday, April 7, 2017
Week 4 Work Design and Employee Motivation/Engagement Friday, April 21, 2017
Week 5 Performance Appraisal and Feedback Friday, May 12, 2017
Week 6 Negotiation and Conflict Management Friday, June 2, 2017
Week 7 Work Life Balance, Diversity, and Inclusion Friday, June 16, 2017

Leading People in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Week 8 Designing and Leading High Performing Work Teams Friday, August 4, 2017
Week 9 Leading Without or With Authority Friday, August 18, 2017
Week 10 Unlocking the Subtle Forces of Change Friday, September 8, 2017
Week 11 Leading in Times of Crisis Friday, September 22, 2017
Week 12 Making Decisions under Uncertainty and Ethical Leadership Friday, October 20, 2017

Leadership Development Application
Week 13 Presentation Day One Thursday, November 2, 2017
Week 14 Presentation Day Two Friday, November 3, 2017

Graduation: Friday, December 1st, 2017

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