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Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Advanced Public Administration & Governance (15 credits)

Offered by: Administration & Governance     Degree: GC-PAA

Program Requirements

The online 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Advanced Public Administration and Governance focuses on the advanced competencies and tools, including: facilitating strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making in organizations in response to changing conditions; analyzing financial statements, budgets, costing, and key elements of the accounting framework; and designing and generating governance plans and leadership approaches.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • CPAG 620 Leadership and Governance in Public Organizations. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CPAG : Analysis of leadership and governance issues, accountabilities, and responsibilities for public organization leaders; governance best practices; and administrative aspects of governance. Exploration of practical ways to improve service delivery and performance.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken CPAG 520.

    • Course may be offered in person or online with synchronous and asynchronous components.

  • CPAG 625 Public Finance, Budgeting and Reporting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CPAG : Analysis of planning and budgetary processes, resource allocation, controlled delivery, and accountability in the public sector. Exploration of public funding and budgets, measuring and reporting, and managing and controlling. Comparison of public and private sector contexts.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken CPAG 525.

    • Course may be offered in person or online with synchronous and asynchronous components.

  • CPL2 652 Strategic Management. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management & Entrepreneurship (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Policy : Analysis of strategic thinking, problem-solving, decision-making in organizations in response to changing conditions. Exploration of directions and goals of private and public organizations, environments (social, political, technological, economic, and global factors), industry, and market structures, and organizational strengths and weaknesses that are critical for success in a changing environment.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken CPL2 552, CPL2 552N1/N2, or CPL2 552J1/J2/J3.

    • Course may be offered in person or online with synchronous and asynchronous components.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits from:

  • CPL2 633 Developing Leadership Skills (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Policy : Exploration of how to lead organizations. Examination of why and how leadership skills are critical to organizational success. Application of leadership skills to work effectively with others in an organizational setting.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken CPL2 533.

    • Course may be offered in person or online with synchronous and asynchronous components.

  • CPL2 634 Leading in Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Policy : Exploration of how to successfully lead diverse and inclusive organizations. Analysis of a variety of trends that have made managing workforce diversity an essential competency for leaders to succeed in an inclusive environment.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Tannis, Derek (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken CPL2 534.

    • Course may be offered in person or online with synchronous and asynchronous components.

3 credits from

  • CGM2 610 Project Management: Tools and Techniques. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management & Entrepreneurship (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Management : Analysis of the development, scheduling, and planning of projects in both public and private organizations. Focus on theories of project management from initiation of a project to close-out. Exploration of project life cycle, planning, scheduling, implementing, monitoring, controlling, close-out and ethics applicable to projects of various sizes, types and degrees of complexity.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken CGM2 510. Not open to Special Students.

    • Course may be offered in person or online with synchronous and asynchronous components.

  • CPAG 600 Lean Operations in Public Services (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CPAG : Analysis of lean principles and the processes needed to optimize cost and maintain or improve services levels in the public sector. Exploration of the particularities of the service operations and how process improvement methodologies can be used in the public environment.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken CPAG 500.

    • Course may be offered in person or online with synchronous and asynchronous components.

Or another 600-level course offered by the School of Continuing Studies and approved by the program adviser or academic unit.

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