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About This Micro-Credential

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Useful for individuals within government and nonprofit organizations seeking promotion to higher-level positions. Additionally, workers in the private sector will gain invaluable skills for transitioning to public service.

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Skills You Will Gain


Professional Ethics

Public Sector


Employee Motivation

Diversity and Inclusion

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain appreciation of public-sector leadership and management.
  • Learn and apply performance-enhancement strategies for more effective management.
  • Comprehend relevant professional codes of ethics.
  • Recognize and promote ethical behavior and practices in the workplace.
  • Understand issues and impacts of diversity in the workplace.
  • Acquire various diversity and inclusion strategies for public and nonprofit organizations.

Required Courses

  • PAD 630 - Ethics and Decision Making in the Public Sector
  • PAD 631 - Leading in Diverse Public Environments
  • PAD 632 - Executive Management and Public Leadership

Offered in online format


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Julie Olberding
Leadership in the Public Sector, First semester offered: Spring 2018


Northern Kentucky University
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