2024 Public Sector HR Executive Leadership Certificate Program - Session 2

2024 Public Sector HR Executive Leadership Certificate Program - Session 2

Syllabus:  Public Sector HR Executive Leadership Certificate Program

 

Start Date: March 19, 2024

End Date: April 26, 2024

 

Instructor:  TBD

 

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

 

Welcome:

Welcome to PSHRA's Public Sector HR Executive Leadership Certificate Program. This course will enhance your HR public sector leadership skills and help you develop targeted initiatives to improve your agency.

 

Course Outcomes

This course is designed to help you build your HR competencies and help you strategically position HR as a transformative business partner and leader in the organization.

To achieve this, the course focuses on 3 related areas:

  • Your skill set in the 4 HR Lenses: business acumen; innovation; strategic orientation; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. As part of this course, you will build a personal development plan for these competencies. 
  • Your skill set in the HR Areas of Focus: leadership, culture, talent, technology, and communication. You will build a personal development plan for these competencies as well.
  • Finally, you'll learn strategies for building, presenting, and gaining buy-in for the initiatives you develop to improve how HR is positioned within your agency.

You will finish this course with:

  • a personal professional development plan,
  • actions you will take to improve how HR is positioned within your agency.


Certificate:

You will earn a Certificate of Executive Leadership from PSHRA with your successful completion of both the online lessons and cohort session.

You may have attended an Executive Leadership in-person course.  Welcome! This learning experience will complement and enhance the material from that program and provide additional support as you build your leadership expertise.

 

Course Design:

This course includes six lessons that you'll take online and three cohort sessions where you'll meet with peers also taking this course. The online lessons will give you an opportunity to assess your development opportunities; teach important concepts, principles, and practices; and will help you begin planning improvement initiatives. Explore the course interactive elements and links to outside references to get the most out of the course.  The cohort discussions will give you an opportunity to share ideas and learn from your peers. In the cohort discussions you will further develop and refine the improvement plans you draft in the online sessions.

 

Time Commitment:

The more dedicated time and effort you put into this course the more you will get out of it.

To read the material, complete the activities, and prepare for the cohort discussions, consider scheduling 60 - 90 minutes for each lesson. Try to take the lesson at least several days before the cohort discussion - to give yourself time to reflect on what you have learned and the plans you have developed.


Cohort Schedule (Subject to Change): 

Cohort # 1 – TBD

Cohort # 2 – TBD

Cohort #3 -- TBD

 

Week 1:

Online Lesson (self-paced)

Lesson 1: Introduction

Course Introduction.

 

Week 2:

 Online Lesson (self-paced)

Lesson 2: Assess Your Skills Through the Critical Lenses

Learn more about business acumen; innovation; strategic orientation; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

 

Cohort Session (virtual)

Session 1: Introduction and Assess Your Skill Set

Reviewing and discussing the content from the first two lessons.

 

Week 3:

Online Lesson (self-paced)

Lesson 3: Assess Your Skills Through the Areas of Focus

Learn more about leadership, culture, talent, technology, and communication.

 

Week 4:

Online Lesson (self-paced)

Lesson 4: Your Role as a Trusted Advisor

Learn about executive presence, leading with empathy, and how to build trust to drive collaboration.

 

Cohort Session (virtual)

Session 2: Area of Focus Skills and Being a Trusted Advisor

Reviewing and discussing the content from the third and fourth lesson.

 

Week 5:

Online Lesson (self-paced)

Lesson 5: Creating a Personal Development Plan

Take all that you've learned in the online lessons and cohort sessions and create a personal development plan.


Week: 6

Online Lesson (self-paced)

Lesson 6: Leveraging Your Skills

Create a plan to influence agency strategy and short-term projects based upon the skills learned in this course.

 

Cohort Session (virtual)

Session 3: Personal Development Plan and Leveraging Your Skills

Reviewing and discussing the content from the fifth and sixth lessons.

 

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 Executive Leadership Workbook

This content will not be available until 03/19/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)