Training and Development Programs

The Maxwell School's Executive Education Programs designs, develops, and delivers more than 20 short-term, non-degree executive development engagements each year. Though the majority of this work revolves around classical classroom instruction with Maxwell faculty leading seminars, delivering simulations, case studies, and lectures - Executive Education also facilitates international study tours. Study tours provide provide representatives of foreign governments exposure and connections to public sector organizations in the United States. In addition, Executive Education acts as the chief facilitator within Maxwell for the School's technical assistance efforts carried out by its faculty and vast network of experts. The content areas and sectors that Executive Education covers is as varied and as specialized as the breadth of the Maxwell School faculty and its network of colleagues and collegial partners. The following provides a selective sample  of the content areas Executive Education can deliver as part of its training and development activities. There is certainly many more subjects we can cover than illustrated here, and, of course, our clients often combine more than one subject into the one training program.

 Public Policy Analysis  The Maxwell School has outstanding faculty resources for our public policy analysis courses. The courses typically focus on two areas: first, the analytical tools that one can generically apply across a range of policies, and second, specific knowledge across a broad range of policy issues (i.e. social welfare privatization; decentralization; international security; education finance, and much more).
 Nonprofit Management (International and Domestic)   The role of non-profit actors, regardless of their name  - NGOs, PVOs, public charities, non-state actors, etc. - play an increasingly important and expanded role in the delivery of public services and interactions with domestic and international politics. The Maxwell School has evolved over the years, developing this area as a strength within its faculty and delivery of programs.
 Managerial Leadership  Executive Education's approach to leadership training is to assist middle and senior-level officials to better understand the latest thinking in leadership that have relevance to public sector institutions. With this understanding as a base, we work with course participants to asses their managerial skills and competencies with an eye towards improving their performance at work.
 Collaborative Management  Collaboration is an essential tool in an increasingly interconnected world and the Maxwell School has positioned itself in the front-line of research of this emerging field, trying to answer many of the questions about where and how collaborative governance takes root and what are the best practices responses to the emergence of more collaborative working relationships.
National Security Studies  This course, run on an annual basis each Spring, prepares senior civilian and military leaders  - from public and private organizations - for demanding assignments and challenges within a continuously evolving national-security environment with respect to policy and strategy.
 Transnational Non-Governmental Organization (TNGOs) Initiative   The TNGO initiative focuses on the governance, leadership, and effectiveness of transnationally operated NGOs and advances our understanding of TNGOs as significant players in global affairs through research, education, and practitioner engagement. The TNGO initiative aims to help create a healthy TNGO environment through the development of senior leadership programs based on research of leadership concepts, and through accompanying NGOs in learning how to improve the quality of their leadership and management of large organizational change processes.