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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

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Professional Development Programs

The Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has a long legacy of developing excellent leaders. We serve as a pipeline for new and creative approaches to leadership development by providing customized training programs and events that distill research and provide in-depth tools for improving leadership and management competencies.

The PNLC conducts group trainings in several areas of professional development using different techniques and formats to best suit your particular environment. We provide customized leadership development programs for government, nonprofit, and professional organizations. Programs designed by the PNLC incorporate include an organizational assessment, surveys, and/or focus groups that customize content to organizational needs. A multi-level evaluation is also conducted, providing outcome measurement around participants’ improved knowledge and skills in leadership and management competencies.

New Executive Leadership Program in
Public Safety

Our new Executive Leadership program for mid-career Public Safety professionals kicks off in September 2013 with back-to-back three-credit courses. Designed for leaders in Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Health, Emergency Management, and Military, these courses prepare students to be Chiefs, Sheriffs, Directors, and Executive-level leaders in their field.

For more information on our new Public Safety Leadership courses, please follow this link.

Minnesota Senior Leadership Institute

Through Minnesota Management and Budget Human Resources Deaprtment, the Humphrey School provides a 10 Friday professional development program for senior State of Minnesota officials. The highly acclaimed program will undertake its 4th cohort in the fall of 2014.

Minnesota Department of Transportation Leadership Fouhndations Program

Through the MN Department of Transportation Human Resources Office, the Humphrwey School provides a 14 session professional development program for mid-level officials. Since 2009, the Humphrey School has presented the programs twice a year.

Learn from the Best

The Humphrey Institute’s faculty members were expert instructors who actively engaged the participants in real life exercises. No better tribute can be given than to point to program graduates who have now assumed positions as City of Minneapolis department heads.” —HR Director, City of Minneapolis

Many attendees commented that this was one of the best management seminars they had ever attended. The PNLC provided realistic situations and hands-on exercises to develop skills necessary for successful public sector management. We have had many requests to repeat the program next year.” —Executive Officer, Trade Association

Learn More About It

Tell us more about your Professional Development needs. Fill out our online form here.

Professional Development Video

Want to know how the PNLC can meet your Professional Development needs? Watch this Video.

Contact Public + Nonprofit Leadership Center

Humphrey Center
University of Minnesota
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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