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

Leadership + Management

Working to enhance the leadership of all public-serving institutions—nonprofit organizations, philanthropic efforts, and the public sector—to improve the ability of these institutions to work together to solve problems, serve the public interest, and advance the common good.


Jodi Sandfort at TEDxUMN The Power of Integrative Leadership: Jodi Sandfort at TEDxUMN

Associate Professor Jodi Sandfort concentrates on leadership development at the grassroots and community level as a way to address our national challenges. Listen to her presentation and learn more about her work...(video)


The Hubert Project LogoIntroducing the Hubert Project

The purpose of the Hubert Project is to build capacity and professional skills in the field of public affairs by connecting educators through the creation and exchange of engaging teaching materials that enhance student learning...(video)

Research Centers

A partnership between the Humphrey School and the Carlson School of Management, the Center for Integrative Leadership is a University-wide initiative to examine complex leadership issues. After more than a year of community conversations, the center was publicly launched on May 3, 2007, with a program on“The 21st Century: An Age of Integrative Leadership?”.

The Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center enhances the leadership of institutions that serve the public and their ability to work together effectively to advance the common good and serve the public interest. The center examines unique and common challenges of leadership and management in and across nonprofit, philanthropic, and government organizations.



Related Academic Programs
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Mid-career Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Public Affairs Leadership Certificate
Nonprofit Management Certificate

Faculty Experts
Professor John M. Bryson
Associate Professor Barbara C. Crosby
Senior Fellow Jay Kiedrowski
Senior Fellow Steve Kelley
Assistant Professor Kathryn Quick
Associate Professor Jodi Sandfort
Professor Joe Soss
Professor Melissa M. Stone
Assistant Professor Jerry Zhao



Photo of Hubert Humphrey

“When you bring together government and the private sector in partnership and cooperation, you begin to feel the real impact or the real strength of a country–a free country such as ours.”

-Hubert Humphrey, November 10, 1966