The next generation of successful government leaders will be
individuals who can embrace and implement transformation and
build cross-functional interagency relationships. Leadership for
the Government Manager brings to life important senior-level
managerial concepts such as delivering results and understanding
the budget and legislative processes, as well as collaborating
across agency and department lines.
Participants in Leadership for the Government Manager examine
strategies for making the mission and vision real for their
agency or department. Participants in Leadership for the
Government Manager are designated managers from the business and
program branches of agencies or departments as well as designated
managers from the information technology programs. Individuals
with a vision for enterprise-wide thinking, strong potential for
upward mobility, and experience carrying out their organization’s
mission and vision are ideal candidates for acceptance into this
Cohort classes of no more than 30 participants create an
opportunity to develop relationships, building networks that pave
the way for collaboration beyond the scope of this experience.
Enrollment is limited to candidates from city, county, state and
federal government with specific responsibilities rather than
This program has provided both the tools and a renewed sense of
commitment to have the courageous conversations with peers,
superiors, and subordinates that needed for positive chance in
the state workplace. All mid-level managers should take this
Roger Westrup, Department of Transportation •
LGM Cohort 1 Alumni
Leadership for the Government Manager is a certificate program
for managers in city, county, state and federal government who
must know how to embrace and implement positive government
transformation. Participants are often mid-to senior
level managers from business, program and information technology
divisions who are responsible for building cross-functional
relationships, implementing policies and initiatives, managing
change and leading high-performing teams.
This program is currently being
offered synchronously via Zoom due to COVID-19. The
delivery method may change according to local safety standards.
Please check with the program staff for updates on program
Leadership for the Government Manager is a forward-thinking
departure from traditional “day in a desk” training. Using
individual development plans, group discussions, expert speakers,
case studies, and participant-submitted projects, the classroom
becomes an experiential laboratory in which managers address real
world problems with realistic solutions. Leadership for the
Government Manager consists of eight required courses for a total
of 5.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Distinguished public and private sector managers make a major
contribution to the program by discussing their management
challenges and best practices.
This program is currently being offered synchronously (9
a.m. – 4 p.m.) via Zoom due to COVID-19.
Presentations & Graduation Celebrating, May 12, 2022
Applications Due: Nov. 5, 2021
Strategic Management, Jan. 19, 2022
Communicating and Coaching, Jan. 20, 2022
Strategic Planning, Feb. 16, 2022
Managing Operations, Feb. 17, 2022
Improving Business Processes, Mar. 23, 2022
Managing Organizational Change, Mar. 24, 2022
Building High Performing Teams, Apr. 20, 2022
Managing Conflict, Apr. 21, 2022
Presentations & Graduation Celebration, May 19, 2022
The $4,029 program fee includes:
5.6 continuing education units
Course materials (digital)
Leadership Practices Inventory assessment
Graduation celebration with program sponsors
Certificate of Participation
There are no provisions for auditing this program at this time.
Upon acceptance to Leadership for the Government Manager,
participants are required to complete the Leadership Practices
Inventory (LPI), which is based on The Leadership
Challenge authored by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner.
Throughout the program, participants are evaluated through class
discussions, experiential exercises and an individual project.
Participants are expected to complete a project and report the
findings at the end of the program.
The College of Continuing Education wishes to thank the dedicated
public servants who invest their time and energy to ensure the
professional merit and applicability of this program.
J. Clark Kelso
Federal Receiver, California Prison Healthcare Receivership
William C. Bush
Director, California Department of General Services (Retired
David A. Gilb
Director, Department of Personnel Administration (Retired