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


Curriculum

The Certificate in Public Affairs Leadership requires 12 semester credits, which can be earned through traditional classroom instruction or through a cohort learning community.

Traditional Classroom Experience

Students choosing the traditional classroom experience attend courses on campus with other certificate and master's degree students.

  • PA 5941 Leadership for the Common Good (3 credits)
    Personal, team, organizational, visionary, political, and ethical aspects of leadership.
  • PA 5039 Analytics for Leaders I and II (3+3 credits)
    Quantitative analyses, research evaluation, evidence-based policy, and data-driven organizations; descriptive statistics, research design; ethical issues in interpretation, analysis, and use.
  • PA 8001 Transforming Public Policy (3 credits)
    Interdisciplinary understanding of policy areas through theory, readings, cases, and exercises; policy/system improvements and leadership implications for formulating/implementing them.

Cohort Learning Community

The cohort learning community offers a unique combination of on campus and online sessions, making it convenient for students from outside of the Twin Cities area to participate. The program starts with an intensive, introductory week in August, followed by monthly Friday–Saturday meetings from September to April.

  • PA 5051 Cohort Leadership I (2 credits, fall semester)
    Leadership theories, tools, and strategies in global context for the mid-career student.

  • PA 5053 Cohort Policy Analysis I (2 credits, fall semester)
    Process of public policy analysis, including problem formulation, problem-solving, and communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Use of multimedia mini-cases, including readings, cases, and simulation exercises.

  • PA 5055 Cohort Analytics for Leaders I (2 credits, fall semester)
    A problem-based learning approach to quantitative analysis. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability and statistical inference. Hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation, analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Data set development. Relevance to policy and leadership decision making.

  • PA 5052 Cohort Leadership II (2 credits, spring semester)
    Continues PA 5051: Leadership theories, tools, and strategies in global context for the mid-career student.

  • PA 5054 Cohort Policy Analysis II (2 credits, spring semester)
    Continues PA 5053: Process of public policy analysis, including problem formulation, problem-solving, and communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Use of multimedia mini-cases, including readings, cases, and simulation exercises.

  • PA 5056 Cohort Analytics for Leaders II (2 credits, spring semester)
    Continues PA 5055: A problem-based learning approach to quantitative analysis. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability and statistical inference. Hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation, analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Data set development. Relevance to policy and leadership decision making.

2013–2014 Session Schedule

Introductory Week (daily, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.): August 19-23, 2013

Weekend Sessions: Fridays 10a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, September 26-27
Friday-Saturday, October 24-25
Friday-Saturday, November 21-22
Friday-Saturday, January 9-10
Friday-Saturday, February 6-7
Friday-Saturday, March 6-7
Friday-Saturday, April 3-4
Friday-Saturday, May 1-2