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Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership

You accepted the call to public service and now you want to become a better leader.

The Glenn College Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership can help you gain practical skills to lead others, build lasting relationships and demonstrate the value of your skills to employers.

Program Highlights:

Built for mid-career professionals working for public or nonprofit organizations. Participants must have a bachelor's or equivalent degree.

Build lasting relationships with other public and nonprofit professionals
Deepen your self-awareness about leadership and how to lead others
Earn six hours of graduate credit from The Ohio State University
  • $4,850
  • Includes enrollment as a graduate student at Ohio State.
  • Assistance is available to cover program costs, for example through the State of Ohio Development Fund for Exempt Employees and The Ohio State University Staff Tuition Assistance Program (you will be asked about this when you apply).


  • 12-week program online with five days in person on campus.
  • Two graduate-level courses (six credit hours total).
  • Credits can be applied to a graduate program at Ohio State or another university.
  • Start your application for Autumn 2022 or Summer 2023.
  • Applicants will receive an email letting them know if their application has been accepted.
  • We do our best to accommodate everyone who wants to participate but the program is competitive.

This was a rewarding journey and I am grateful for being a part of this program.