Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Executive Leadership

Equipping public professionals with skills to lead in a changing environment

TN Law Enforcement Command College Class 2 Fall 2014 In a time of budgetary uncertainty, public agencies are being asked to operate more efficiently and effectively with fewer resources; the Public Administration Executive Leadership graduate certificate offers a knowledge base necessary to meet these demands at a marginal cost to the state.  The Department of Public Administration has established a six-course certificate program to enhance state employees' abilities to rise to the challenges of today's public service.

The delivery of this certificate program is designed for specific agency cohorts, with collaboration between the sponsoring agency and the College of Public Service and Department of Public Administration. To be eligible for participation, applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, meet applicable admissions criteria, and be sponsored by the public agency in which you are employed. Ideally, agencies nominate a cohort of students to send through the program together.

For more information on this program, agencies and interested individuals are requested to contact Department Chair Dr. Rodney E. Stanley directly at 615-963-7241 or via email.


Certificate courses are:

  • PADM 6270 Seminar in Administrative Leadership
  • PADM 6260 Budgeting as a Management Tool
  • PADM 6320 Organizational Analysis
  • PADM 6900 Personnel in Public Organizations
  • PADM 6910 Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • PADM 6920 Project Management and Implementation






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