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The Public Leadership Program


Spring and Summer 2016 (Dates To Be Determined)


The program is offered at the University of Maryland campus just outside Washington, DC.


The program is designed for public, private and nonprofit leaders and managers.  Up to 25 officials may be selected to participate in each program.

Program Summary

The Public Leadership Program is a ten-day program for teams of senior staff focusing on leadership and management skills. The program is designed to build the capacities of middle- and senior-level professionals to more effectively serve their organizations and the public.  Training sessions are based on state-of-the-art research and current practices, and can be customized to meet the organizational priorities and needs of the client.

This leadership program specifically addresses the current and future management and organizational challenges of an overall agency, as well as those of individual offices and departments. The program relies heavily on interactive forms of learning, including experiential exercises, small group interactions, field trips, assessment data and other forms of feedback, and case studies. 

Learning Areas

The “Public Leadership” program develops the leadership skills and abilities of current and aspiring civil service leaders in areas such as:

  • Creating a Learning Organization
  • Leadership Communication
  • Leading and Managing for Performance
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Managing Across Sectors
  • Building Emotional Intelligence
  • Interest Based Negotiation
  • Ethical Leadership


Academic Director

Dr. Tom Hilde, Senior Lecturer in the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.  


Illustrative Faculty

  • Dr. Mark Adamshick, former Chair for the Study of Officership, United States Military Academy, West Point,  and senior military professor of leadership and ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Dr. Judy Brown, former White House Fellow, Special Assistant to the US Secretary of Labor, and Vice President of the Aspen Institute. 
  • Dr. Elizabeth Duke, Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Policy. Dr. Duke was the Administrator of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) a $7 billion agency providing health care for the underserved.
  • Dr. Miguel Gonzalez Marcos, attorney in international law, former Professor at the University of Panama School of Law and Director of the Institute of National Studies, Panama.


Citation of Program Completion

An individual Citation of Program Completion will be issued by the School and provided to the participants after the successful completion of the course of study.


The program cost of $6,000 covers tuition, instructional materials, site visit transportation and snacks/meals during the program day. The cost does not include housing or evening meals.


Please contact Elizabeth Hinson at 301.405.6227 or ehinson@umd.edu for more information.