Foundations of Public Sector Leadership

Lead the change in your community.

NOTE: To protect our community, we are postponing all in-person courses to practice social distancing. Please click below for information about four new virtual courses available now: Leadership Readiness for Turbulent Times.


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Foundations of Public Sector Leadership

Bringing about sustainable change in your community requires specific leadership skills.

Prepare to be more self-aware, manage complexity and leverage diverse perspectives with Eller Executive Education's Foundations of Public Sector Leadership. Our program is experiential and application-focused, providing you with an opportunity to develop core competencies and skills that are essential for every manager in the public sector.

This course has been postponed. We look forward to opening registration soon!


Five Days that Define Your Career

Public sector professionals are experiencing radical and ongoing change. Major macroeconomic, social, environmental and business trends will bring about a transformation in policies and in the way government agencies are managed. Our five-day Foundations of Public Sector Leadership program delivers highly relevant local government management training to prepare you for those changes.


April 13-17, 2020
Registration TBD


Tucson, Arizona
The University of Arizona


$2,500 per participant
Tuition reduction available for groups and alumni


Certificate in Advanced Leadership
The University of Arizona

Advanced Leadership Competencies

  1. Develop a sense of trust and respect among your employees.
  2. Design strategies to increase team effectiveness.
  3. Boost your influence as a public sector leader.
  4. Understand how to unlock the full potential of smart city technology.
  1. Prepare for public sector finance and budget cycles.
  2. Manage your professional image and brand.
  3. Navigate uncertainty and change.

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Prepare today. Lead tomorrow.

Who Should Attend?

This program was created specifically for mid-level leaders in the public sector who seek to enhance their leadership skills and organizational management effectiveness. Past participants have included law enforcement and fire service supervisors, managers of local and tribal government, federal and state government managers and supervisors, elected officials, college administrators and board members of public institutions.

What You’ll Learn

Our seminars are practical and interactive. Be prepared for those ah-ha moments. Expert instructors share strategies to help you develop core competencies and skills essential for every manager in the public sector.

Program Sessions

  • Ethical Leadership
  • Leading Groups and Teams
  • Smart Cities
  • Understanding Your Influence
  • Professional Image and Brand
  • Strategic Communication
  • Leading Change

Your future begins here. Gain skills you need to lead today and into the future. Registration TBD!


The information presented in the Foundations of Public Sector Leadership Program was precisely what I've been looking for
as a supervisor to help me motivate my employees and build a high-functioning team.

Nathan Daoum, City of Tucson

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Corporate partners receive discounts for each participant and an optional tailored capstone project designed to address your current challenges, plus post-program implementation coaching for sending groups of four or more. We can also hold a program at your site or design a leadership program that specifically meets your organization’s needs.

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