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The certificate program in cross-sector leadership provides a comprehensive overview of leading solutions to complex social challenges by integrating the public, private, nonprofit and military sectors.
Students engage in a systems-thinking approach to real-world challenges faced by local and global communities, explore the diverse characteristics and motives of each sector in engaging in cross-sector collaborations, and master processes to formalize such partnerships. Students gain leadership skills, such as leading change within and between organizations across multiple sectors, and they learn to use human-centered design, social entrepreneurship and other approaches when tackling community challenges. Students study values-based leadership and how individual, organizational and sector values can drive a leader's ability to act. Students end the program with a thesis or applied project that integrates the theories, procedures and concepts learned in the certificate courses with experiences from the students' internships in each sector.
Cross-Sector Leadership (Certificate)
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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