Each track—nonprofit and state and local government—requires 300 contact hours of courses. Seven core competencies are central to the curriculum.

HONESTY AND INTEGRITY | Learn more |
Increasing awareness, building skills and modeling behaviors related to identifying potential ethical problems and conflicts of interest; appropriate workplace behavior; and legal and policy compliance.

MANAGING WORK | Learn more |
Meeting organizational goals through effective planning, prioritizing, organizing and aligning human, financial, material and information resources. Empowering others by delegating clear job expectations; providing meaningful feedback and coaching; creating a motivational environment and measuring performance. Monitoring workloads and commenting on performance. Dealing effectively with performance problems.

LEADING PEOPLE | Learn more |

Inspiring others to positive action through a clear vision; promotes a diverse workforce. Encouraging and facilitating cooperation, pride, trust and group identity; fostering commitment and team spirit. Articulating a vision, ideas and facts in a clear and organized way; effectively managing emotions and impulses.

DEVELOPING SELF | Learn more |
Demonstrating commitment to continuous learning, self-awareness and individual performance planning through feedback, study, and analysis.

PUBLIC SERVICE FOCUS | Learn more |
Delivering superior services to the public and internal and external recipients; including customer/client identification, expectations, needs and developing and implementing paradigms, processes and procedures that exude positive spirit and climate; demonstrating agency and personal commitment to quality service.

CHANGE LEADERSHIP | Learn more |
Acting as a change agent; initiating and supporting change within the organization by implementing strategies to help others adapt to changes in the work environment, including personal reactions to change; emphasizing and fostering creativity and innovation; being proactive.

SYSTEMIC INTEGRATION | Learn more |

Approaching planning, decision-making and implementation from an enterprise perspective; understanding internal and external relationships that impact the organization.