Strategies for Public Sector Leadership Certificate Program

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FOR HR LEADERS, this course equips you with the necessary tools to shift from a transactional to a strategic role in Public Sector HR by using a competency framework. Your role has evolved beyond merely transactional tasks. Today's HR department in the public sector is pivotal to the agency's success. It involves teaching team-building, coaching, conflict resolution, consensus-building, fostering a risk-taking culture, enhancing communication, building trust, and more.

This comprehensive leadership course is designed for mid- to senior-level public sector HR leaders, providing a solid foundation for success.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Assess the impact of HR and human capital management in the public sector and justify HR programs in the public sector.
  2. Design programs that align with specific competencies within the PSHRA Competency Model, covering three major modules: Leader, Business Partner, and Change Agent.
  3. Evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses regarding these competencies and create a plan for your individual professional development as an HR professional using the PSHRA Competency Model.
  4. Plan professional development in accordance with your personal competencies.

Leader Module:

  • Evaluate and design programs for enhancing organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Develop strategies for successful leadership and change management.
  • Uphold ethical behavior and integrate diversity initiatives into all HR functions.

Business Partner Module:

  • Validate the HR Business Partner (HRBP) role and distinguish it from other roles.
  • Promote and sustain collaborative consulting among HR professionals.
  • Identify the essential behaviors and characteristics of a valued HRBP.
  • Predict organizational priorities requiring the HRBP skill set.
  • Address organizational challenges and recommend analytical tools for innovation and risk-taking in the public sector.

Change Agent Module:

  • Determine the role of an HR Change Agent in your organization's strategic planning and program implementation.
  • Learn to manage and sustain complex change processes through HR techniques.
  • Develop strategic recommendations for aligning HR processes with immediate and future needs.
  • Recommend strategies for providing high-quality HR services while embracing ongoing change.

Online Lessons and Cohort Sessions:

This course comprises five online lessons for self-study and four virtual cohort sessions led by a cohort guide. Online lessons allow you to identify development opportunities, present key concepts and practices, and initiate improvement plans. Cohort sessions provide an opportunity for peer collaboration and further refinement of your improvement plans.

Course Design:

The course spans six weeks and follows a specific timeline with a sequence of lessons and cohort sessions. You will receive details about the dates, times, and locations of cohort sessions.

Time Commitment:

Plan for 90 minutes for each online lesson to read, complete activities, and prepare for cohort sessions. Individuals have varying learning paces, so it might take more or less time for each person. We recommend completing lessons a day or two before the cohort sessions to allow time for reflection on what you've learned and the development of your plans.

Course Price:

Member Price:  $975.00 and Non-Member Price:  $1,200.00

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Upcoming Courses

  • This class will start on June 18, 2024 and end on July 26, 2024

    Syllabus:  Strategies for Public Sector Leadership Certificate Program

     

    Start Date: June 18, 2024

    End Date:  July 26, 2024

    Instructor:  Jeanette O'Quin, JEANETTE O'QUIN, jfoquin@gmail.com

    PSHRA Contact:  Debbie Tankersely-Snook, tankersely@pshra.org

    Welcome:

    Welcome to PSHRA's Strategies for Public Sector Leadership. This course will equip you with the necessary tools to shift from a transactional to a strategic role in Public Sector HR by using a competency framework. Your role has evolved beyond merely transactional tasks. Today's HR department in the public sector is pivotal to the agency's success. It involves teaching team building, coaching, conflict resolution, consensus-building, fostering a risk-taking culture, enhancing communication, building trust, and more. 

    Course Outcomes:

    This comprehensive leadership course is designed for mid- to senior-level public sector HR leaders, providing a solid foundation for success.

    To achieve this, the course focuses on the following outcomes:

    • Assess the impact of HR and human capital management in the public sector and justify HR programs in the public sector.
    • Design programs that align with specific competencies within the PSHRA Competency Model, covering three major modules: Leader, Business Partner, and Change Agent.
    • Evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses regarding these competencies and create a plan for your individual professional development as an HR professional using the PSHRA Competency Model.
    • Plan professional development in accordance with your personal competencies.

    You will finish this course with:

    • A solid strategic foundation for success.
    • A professional development plan.

    Certificate of Attendance:

    You will earn a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

    Course Design:

    The course spans six weeks and follows a specific timeline with a sequence of lessons and cohort sessions. You will receive details about the dates, times, and locations of cohort sessions. 

    Time Commitment:

    Plan for 90 minutes for each online lesson to read, complete activities, and prepare for cohort sessions. Individuals have varying learning paces, so it might take more or less time for each person. We recommend completing lessons a day or two before the cohort sessions to allow time for reflection on what you've learned and the development of your plans.

    Cohort Schedule (subject to change):

    • Cohort #1 – 6/26/2024 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
    • Cohort #2 – 7/10/2024 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
    • Cohort #3 – 7/17/2024 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
    • Cohort #4 - 7/24/2024 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
    Course Schedule:
    Week 1:

    Online Lesson (self-paced) - Lesson 1: Introduction

    Week 2:

    Cohort Session (virtual) - Session 1: Introduction

    Online Lesson (self-paced) - Lesson 2: The Role of the HR Leader

    Week 3:

    No Cohort Session

    Online Lesson (self-paced) - Lesson 3: The Role of an HR Business Partner

    Week 4:

    Cohort Session (virtual) - Session 2: The Role of the HR Leader

    • Negotiation: the cohort participants will perform a mock negotiation of a contract or provisions of a rule and have sides. This activity will allow participants to see how people react in these situations and practice skills used to defuse tension
    • Emotional Quotient/Intelligence: cohort participants will develop a proposed response modeling EQ based on a stressful leadership/communication scenario

    Online Lesson (self-paced) - Lesson 4: The Role of the Change Agent

    Week 5:

    Cohort Session (virtual) - Session 3: The Role of an HR Business Partner

    • Partnered practice scenario performs as a trusted coach or consultant on a challenging people issue such as performance, DEIA, risk management, or leadership coaching (developing) or advising (consulting)
    • Partners work on conducting an HR needs analysis

    Online Lesson (self-paced) - Lesson 5: Summary

    Week 6:

    Cohort Session (in-person or virtual) - Session 4: The Role of the Change Agent & Summary

    Course Workbook:

    The course includes a workbook.  You'll use the workbook throughout the course to reflect on what you're learning, record ideas, plan for future personal development, and plan activities for your agency. There are two versions:

    • a PDF version - if you'd like to print it and write your answers and ideas and
    • an MS Word version - if you'd prefer to work electronically.

    The files have the same content - just differences in page layout. You will use the workbook while taking the online lessons and while attending the cohort sessions.

    The workbook is available by selecting the Course Materials tab and then Strategies for Public Sector Leadership Workbook.