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Leadership Certificate for Public and Nonprofit Professionals

Deepen your self-awareness about leadership and how to lead others.

Gain practical skills to lead others, build lasting relationships, and demonstrate the value of your skills to employers. The 12-week, instructor-facilitated program includes courses 100% online (fall) or online and on campus (summer).

Apply by March 21 for classes that start May 9 and end July 25, 2025, with five classes on the Ohio State University's Columbus Campus May 16, June 16, 27, July 11, 25.

Program Highlights:

Built for mid-career professionals with at least a bachelor’s degree.

Deepen your self-awareness about leadership and how to lead others
Build lasting relationships with other public and nonprofit professionals
Earn six hours of graduate credit from Ohio State

  • 12-week program online with five days instructor-led on Zoom (fall) or on campus (summer).

  • Public and nonprofit employees with at least a bachelor’s or equivalent degree are eligible to apply.
  • 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.

  • Orientation and Course Objectives
  • Leadership in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (facilitated)
  • Human Resource Management, Recruitment, Retention, and Employee Motivation
  • Performance Appraisal and Feedback
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (facilitated)
  • Work Life Balance and Diversity and Inclusion
  • Designing and Leading High Performing Teams
  • Leading Without and With Authority (facilitated)
  • Unlocking the Subtle Forces of Change (facilitated)
  • Leading in Times of Crisis
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Ethical Leadership
  • Capstone and Wrap Up (facilitated)

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