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Continuing Education

The Department of Politics and Public Administration is the academic home of a number of Certificates offered through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Public Administration & Leadership

Program Information:  Patrice Dutil, Program Coordinator
Department of Politics and Public Administration

This post-baccalaureate Certificate is designed for individuals who have already completed a degree and who wish to deepen their understanding of the key aspects of public sector management. The curriculum is focused on key areas of policy development, public sector finance, collaborative governance, intergovernmental affairs, program evaluation, e-government, and administrative law. A special capstone course focuses on the nature and style of leadership in the public sector.

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Advanced Certificate in Public Administration & Governance

Program Information:  Robert Marshall, Program Coordinator
Department of Politics and Public Administration

This Advanced Certificate builds on the Certificate to broaden and deepen knowledge about public administration and public policy in Canada.  It corresponds with Level II of the Public Administration and Governance BA program.

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Certificate in Public Administration & Governance

Program Information: Robert Marshall, Program Coordinator
Department of Politics and Public Administration

This entry-level Certificate is designed for working public sector employees, students aspiring to careers in the public service, and those interested in gaining knowledge about public administration and public policy in Canada.  It corresponds with Level I of the Public Administration and Governance BA program

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Certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management

Program Information: Caryl Arundel, Program Coordinator

This Certificate offers a practical blend of theory and application taught by academics and practitioners through an interdisciplinary curriculum pooling knowledge from three academic disciplines: business management, public administration, and social work.  It provides a wide range of current and relevant courses covering key areas such as marketing, financial management, fundraising, advocacy, strategic planning, program evaluation, organizational management, and organizational change.

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Note: Many of the courses in these Certificate programs are available online.  Visit the distance education website for further information.