Masters Certificate in Public Sector Leadership

  • The ways in which public sector executives prepare to lead change today dictates the effectiveness of governance frameworks in the future.

    The Masters Certificate in Public Sector Leadership addresses the public sector’s major leadership issues by giving public service professionals the practical tools and knowledge they need to design and deliver effective services. This public sector training course stimulates insights and builds understanding rapidly through an action-learning environment. Participants enjoy lively discussions, examine real life case studies, and engage within breakout sessions across three impactful learning modules — all while being guided by public sector leaders who are unsurpassed in their expertise and experience. The resulting blend of ‘soft’ skills and ‘hard’ expertise allows public sector professionals to fully engage with all stakeholders in the process of effective public management.

    Flexible Enrolment Options

    Though most people take the modules in order, you can begin your program with any module and still qualify for the full-course rate if you complete the program within 12 months. For example, start with Module 2 (Spring) and Module 3 (Fall) and complete your course with Module 1 in the Winter session of the following year. You also have the option to take modules or individual sessions in either Toronto or Ottawa. For full details and to register, contact a Senior Program Adviser or use our Chat feature below.

    Individual modules are available as standalone options. To register for a module, click “View Modules” on the program details page.

    Who Should Attend

    The program has been designed for:

    • Executives and senior managers at the federal, provincial or municipal levels of government, as well as the broader public sector, who are looking to increase the effectiveness of their department or agency
    • High-potential professionals in the public sector who wish to develop their skills to the next level and aspire to senior level leadership in the government or not-for-profit sectors
    • Public-sector leaders who will be succeeding to higher levels as current senior personnel retire
    • Professionals in the private sector who interface with government

    Green Program!

    Participants will receive all program learning materials electronically, and are asked to bring a suitable tablet or laptop PC to class. Alternative arrangements are available upon request.

    John R. Allen, program director, talks about the changing face of public management.
    • “An excellent program for senior public officials to develop and share methods and techniques to tackle today's changing issues in the public sector." ”

      S. HamiltonManager of Design and Construction, City of Burlington
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  • Message from the Program Director

    The ways in which we prepare ourselves to lead change today will dictate the effectiveness of our governance framework in the future. The Masters Certificate in Public Sector Leadership addresses the leadership issues facing the public sector by providing public service professionals with the tools and techniques instrumental in shaping the design and delivery of effective public services.

    Our program faculty includes industry leaders who will share their experience and knowledge with participants in an action-learning environment designed to stimulate insight and understanding.

    Through this program, our goal is to help today’s public sector professionals strengthen their skills for engaging all of the stakeholders whose involvement in the process of public management is critical for success.

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    John R. Allen Schulich Executive Education Centre
    Schulich School of Business, York University