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Executive Development

Taliaferro Hall

Join us to develop the workforce of the 21st century.

You've hired great people, but what's next? If you have a team that needs training, we offer customized options to help take your group's leadership to the next level. Our Executive Development programs provide you and your organization with the tools to make a difference in your agency and in the public policy arena. With a talented pool of faculty and expert practitioners, we tailor each experience to meet the needs of your organization. View our for-credit master's programs and certificate programs or explore our non-credit options below.

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For more than 25 years, our programs have developed leaders who make a difference in both their agencies and in the public policy arena. We deliver a wide range of nationally-recognized, interdisciplinary leadership development and public policy analysis programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.



We support federal, state and local agencies seeking to update their workforces with 21st century understandings. Participants develop problem-solving skills for both the non-profit and for-profit spheres, where they strive to positively impact public interest. We educate officials of foreign governments to be effective and transparent in today's interconnected world.



Our courses are offered on campus, at partner sites across the country and around the world. We draw on the School’s talented faculty and the wealth of practitioners in Washington, DC and beyond to develop and design our programs. Through customizable options, thousands of executives have benefited from week-long seminars, workshops, individual or group coaching, facilitated retreats, certificates and graduate degrees.



To meet the evolving needs of today’s organizations, we offer customized options. You can tailor a program for your agency's needs, or select one of the following options:


  • Executive coaching - an individualized and integrated experience focused on applying new thinking and skills through on-the-job coaching
  • Group facilitation - strengthens team bonds and yields a collectively agreed-upon set of outcomes through a focus on visioning, and team and consensus building
  • Program management services - effectively and seamlessly work with the staff and leadership of training academies to ensure a smooth program experience for participants

Leadership and Policy Programs

To meet the ever-increasing demands placed on public-sector professionals today, we offer leadership and policy programs and services designed to build skills and understanding for the leaders of today and tomorrow to steer their organizations to success.

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Looking for a graduate certificate?

We offer two graduate programs, designed with policy leaders in mind.

Explore our certificate programs

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