Given the challenges facing government today-increased accountability, changing laws and regulations, tighter budgets - the demand for leaders is greater than ever before. The Graduate School’s Certificate of Accomplishment programs provide the education and foundation needed to develop key individuals that are critical to the successful operation of the public sector.
Our Leadership, Supervision and Management Certificate encompass three levels:
The Leadership, Supervision and Management certificate programs comply with OPM requirements listed in CFR Title 5, Subchapter B, Part 410 Training and part 412 Supervisory, Management and Executive Development.
You will have up to two years to complete any one of the three program certificate. You may apply for the certificate program online. For more information about this or other certificate programs, please contact the certificate counselor at (202) 314-3320 or
Team Leader Certificate Program
The Team Leader Certificate Program develops the necessary skills to lead and manage effective teams. The program prepares individuals to leverage the power of teams to provide solutions to problems, drive innovation, and enhance organizational capabilities. The program will address necessary skills for meeting the special challenges of leading teams in the public sector.
Supervisor Certificate Program
Focusing on key supervisory competencies of communication and developing others, the Supervisor Certificate Program enables participants to lead successfully and inspire those they supervise. The curriculum addresses such skills as delegation, motivation, coaching and mentoring—all associated with managing the performance of others.
In conjunction with your professional field, you're required to select and complete a related Graduate School course in your field that will enhance your expertise in your profession. This selected course is subject to the approval of the Certificate Course Manager.
Manager Certificate Program
Effective government managers are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that ensures agency success. Through this curriculum, participants explore such critical issues as setting and implementing management controls; aligning human capital efforts; and being attuned to the political dynamics. Create a framework for enabling change and organizational dynamics.
* This course is for those who have been managing for 3 years or less or: If you have been a manager for more than 3 years and have previously
attended Graduate School USA’s Introduction to Management, please submit an
essay to the Certificate Course Manager documenting your management experience
In conjunction with your professional field, you’re required to select and complete a related Graduate School course in your field that will enhance your expertise in your profession. This selected course is subject to the approval of the Certificate Course Manager.