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Voinovich Academy for Excellence in Public Service

Ohio University- Dublin Center

Suite 260

6785 Bobcat Way

Dublin, Ohio 43016


The Leadership Academy at Ohio University is a twelve-month program targeted to emerging and mid-level employees in public service who want to build their leadership skills. The program is a great fit for administrators from governmental and nonprofit organizations, as well as appointed and elected officials.

  • The Leadership Academy provides skills and knowledge to help individuals identify and develop their leadership performance. 
  • The Leadership Academy presents relevant and useful information which engages learners in the content of each workshop.
  • Completion of The Leadership Academy is a required component of the Ohio Certified Public Manager® Program.
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Program Curriculum

The program is twelve workshops, held once a month. All workshop are 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

   Introduction to Leadership   
  Leading with Strengths
  Leadership Styles
  Leading Through Conflict
  Inclusive Leadership and Belonging
  Change Management
  Strategic Thinking
  Performance Measurement
  Crisis Leadership and Strategic Communication
  Preparing for a Changing Workforce
  Knowledge Transfer
  Capstone/ Graduation

Participants will leave each workshop with tools and techniques that are applicable and can be applied immediately.

The Capstone

In addition to participating in the twelve, in-person workshops, participants will identify, design, contribute to, and complete a group Capstone Project benefitting a community-based organization. This project requires work in addition to time spent in workshops.


Upon successful completion of The Leadership Academy, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Ohio University. This certificate does not confer academic credit.

Participants who have also completed the Public Management Academy at Cleveland State University will be eligible to receive their Certified Public Manager designation. The Ohio Certified Public Manager designation is awarded by Cleveland State University.


Leadership Academy Candidate Qualities

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  • Reflective
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Committed to growth
  • Passion for public service



Faculty include subject matter experts, practitioners, and guests with experience relevant to the workshop topic.


The Leadership Academy will be held once a month, in-person at the Ohio University Dublin Campus, 6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, Ohio 43016.

Program Cost 

The registration fee for The Leadership Academy at Ohio University is $3,200 per participant, which includes twelve full-day workshops, instructional materials, and lunch.

Payment Options

The registration fee may be made in one full payment of $3,200 via credit card or four quarterly installments of $800 each via credit card.

Participants must make payment one week in advance of the first workshop to be considered registered for the program.

If the quarterly payment option is selected, payment is required at least one week in advance of each quarter. Individuals not making the quarterly payment will be removed from the class roster and will not receive class information until payment is received.

Individuals who do not pay the entire registration fee will not complete the program.

Please contact to discuss other payment options.

Cancellation Policy

Ohio University reserves the right to cancel a program and refund the registration fee in the event there are an insufficient number of registrants. 

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Registration is a two step process.

1. Click below to complete the application.

2. Pay your registration fee. You'll receive instructions on how to make payment once you've complete the application.



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