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Those who have served in the military constitute an important part of the American population, with about 20 million Veterans continuing to make significant contributions in our communities. When they entered the military, they came into an organizational structure and culture that is specific to uniformed services. It is an organizational structure with a clear unity of command and with clear leadership expectations and development opportunities. Through the Department of Defense, the military offers its active duty service members and those in the reserves and the national guard a variety of training and educational programs. Some are specifically tailored to military needs, others are contracted with, for instance, universities that offer bachelor's and master's degrees.

The Certificate in Public & Nonprofit Leadership – Veterans program was developed at the request of Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter, President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, and is a collaboration with the John Glenn Glenn College of Public Affairs. It is a unique opportunity focused on providing leadership education to those who have recently left the military, those about to leave the military or individuals who work with Veterans.
The Certificate in Public & Nonprofit Leadership – Veterans is a 12-session program spread across five months that aims to help Veterans transition from the clear organizational structure and culture of military life to the more ambiguous organizational structure and culture of civilian organizations. It is a graduate-level program where participants acquire six credit hours that are transferable to any of the graduate degrees at the Glenn College. The certificate program maps to the college’s Human Resource course (PA 6060) and the graduate credit earned will be accepted in other programs as well.

The certificate consists of two courses, each worth three credit hours. The first addresses leadership in public and nonprofit organizations; the second in leadership development application.
As with all of the Glenn College’s professional development programs, the emphasis is on experiential knowledge. This means the experience of Veterans in leadership positions is actively used to help illustrate the general principles of organization and management.

Classes will meet at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum on Fridays:
  • February: 7, 14, 21
  • March: 6, 13, 20
  • April: 10, 17, 24
  • May: 15, 22
  • June: 12

Courses Include:

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 brief statements describing your responsibilities of your current position and what you hope to gain from the Certificate in Public & Nonprofit Leadership.

One letter of recommendation
The letter should speak to the applicant’s ability to excel in an academic professional program.
Credit - $4,630.80

Eligible Veterans utilizing the GI Bill® may qualify for tuition assistance with no out of pocket cost.

Participants could be eligible for a Battelle educational scholarship through the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.

Eligible State of Ohio employees may have access to professional development funds or tuition assistance funds that can be used for potentially no out of pocket cost.

The Ohio State University is an accredited higher education institution. Please contact us with questions.

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2020

Contact us at Glenn-Training@osu.edu

Upload Letter(s) of Recommendation Here

The Leadership Certificate program is sponsored by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, who served as project manager for the design and construction of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.

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