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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

State Government Leadership Excellence Graduate Certificate

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Program Overview

The 15-credit Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in State Government Leadership Excellence provides an educational opportunity for in-depth study and acquisition of key competencies required for effective leadership in a variety of organizations. Distance Learning technologies and intensive face to face seminar/courses will be used to minimize time away from work.

The State Government Leadership Excellence Certificate is designed to provide interdisciplinary leadership and management skills to selected state government managers. The program focuses on a series of graduate level courses that will be delivered by faculty from the University of South Dakota. The courses will meet a series of desired competencies for state government managers, as outlined by the South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources.

The five-course sequence is structured to support leadership development in key areas of the Governor’s Managerial Competency Model (People, Taking Care of Business, Customer Care, and Allocating Resources).

Admission Requirements:

Enrollment is restricted to State of South Dakota government employees who have been nominated and selected to participate in the certificate program through the state. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Human Resources by phone at 605-773-3148 or by email at Participants must possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

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Required Courses (15 credit hours)

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

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