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

Offered by: Administration & Governance     Degree: GC-PAG

Program Requirements

The online 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and Governance focusses on the core competencies and tools, including: analyzing legal and ethical issues relevant to public services; providing leadership in equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in the workplace; building processes and systems in public organizations; and responding as appropriate to current issues and practices that affect day-to-day operations and decision-making.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • CORG 651 Behaviour in Organizations (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Analysis of individual and group performance and behaviour within an organization. The implications for management and the essential concepts of social psychology, such as motivation, perception, working in teams, well-being, decision-making, communication, conflict management, power and politics, leadership, and organizational culture.

    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 CORG 551 or CORG 551N1/N2, or CORG 551J1/J2/J3.

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

  • CPAG 610 Current Issues in Public Sector Management (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    CPAG : Analysis of contemporary issues and challenges faced by public administration due to political, technological, social, and economic changes. Examination of current trends, successes, failures, and alternative solutions experienced by public administration in the past.

    Terms: Fall 2024

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

    • Not open to students who have taken CPAG 510.

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

  • CPAG 615 Public Regulations and Ethics in the Public Sector (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    CPAG : Interpretation of legal and ethical issues relevant to public services. Examination of legal principles and legal reasoning, the role of law in public sector management, such as constitutional law, administrative law, and human rights law. Exploration of the principles that inform privacy and access to informatio legislation and their derivation form ethical theories.

    Terms: Fall 2024

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CPAG 515.

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

    • 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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