Online Training for Today's Government Employees
Increasing scrutiny into government contracts coupled with an ongoing need for interdepartmental cooperation make it imperative that government agencies have personnel with solid, principled negotiating skills. At the same time, today's competitive, dynamic work environment makes sound leadership and management more crucial than ever. To address these needs, government leaders are calling for more targeted training to drive a higher benchmark of knowledge and competence from their employees.
Whether you're currently working for the government or aspire to, you can get the skills you need to distinguish yourself among your peers. The University of Notre Dame offers the most sought-after professional certificates for today's government employees and agencies, with comprehensive online programs focused on the critical disciplines of Negotiation and Leadership and Management, Business Administration, and Intercultural Management.
Federal government employees now have access, via the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), to special government program pricing. All federal government employees are eligible to save 10% off individual certificate courses and 5% off the specially priced professional certificate programs. Access this exclusive pricing by clicking here or calling 800-959-6138.
Earn Credentials While You Work — 100% Online
Learn new skills you can immediately apply to your job, building both a stronger career for yourself and a stronger, more efficient agency for your employer. Whichever Notre Dame program you choose, you can complete your professional certificate 100% online, and on your own schedule. Each certificate program includes online streaming video lectures you can access anywhere, 24/7, enabling you to fulfill your responsibilities to work and family. Connect with instructors and fellow students through chat rooms, message boards and email. You can enroll immediately, and at an exclusive savings, with no prerequisite exams. Don't pass up this excellent opportunity for professional growth!
Government Applications for Notre Dame Programs
Executive Certificate in Negotiation
In today's highly interactive multicultural world, negotiation — the ability to interact with and influence others — has become more important and more complex than ever. Whether you communicate across conference tables or across continents, Notre Dame's online Executive Certificate in Negotiation program will give you the power to improve your interpersonal relations, develop more effective decision-making strategies and enhance your influence. Earn your Executive Certificate in Negotiation.
In government work, virtually every decision you make can impact taxpayers in a financial way. There's no substitute for knowing how to maximize your influence with outside vendors or with other departments to get the buy-in or agreement terms you want. You must be able to sell ideas and influence others, whether you're implementing a program, promoting a service or proposing a new initiative.
Notre Dame's Executive Certificate in Negotiation program will impart invaluable negotiating abilities you can immediately apply on the job:
- Learn how to work more effectively one-on-one, in groups and across departmental or commercial cultures.
- Gain a better understanding of the role of interpersonal skills in influencing outcomes and achieving greater success.
- Tap into your own leadership competencies and learn to lead fellow government employees more effectively through both verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Develop strategies to produce optimal outcomes while working with difficult people and difficult situations.
Learn how to distinguish leadership from management — and which skills to apply in a given situation — with Notre Dame's Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management program. From tactics to strategy, you'll study proven ways to identify your role and respond effectively. In addition to navigating the nuances that make leadership and management distinct but interdependent, you'll employ a variety of self-assessment tools to modify and enhance your own leadership style. Earn your Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management.
In 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a speech about leadership in the State Department, during which he explained that in order for an organization to be successful, its leaders must clearly determine the “mission” for their people. This mission, he stated, “has to be driven down through every level of the organization so everybody understands what (leaders) are trying to accomplish and is committed to its accomplishment.” Further, Powell explained that this rule applies to any government office.
No matter what area of government you're working in, you can't underestimate the importance of possessing good leadership and management skills. Notre Dame's Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management program can give you the techniques that you need to run a successful, efficient organization. You'll learn the practices that will help you identify your mission, implement it, and stay on course:
- Assess needs and motivation of individuals at all organizational levels
- Enhance your expertise in giving and receiving feedback
- Sharpen your decision-making ability, coach effectively and resolve conflict
As you've progressed through your career, you’ve undoubtedly developed a high level of expertise in a specific functional area. But if you aspire to take your performance to the next level, you need to understand how your decisions impact other departments and the organization as a whole. Refresh your knowledge or familiarize yourself with core business dimensions as you learn how to translate theory into successful strategies. Earn your Executive Certificate in Business Administration.
Today’s workplace is vastly different from what it was just a few years ago. More organizations than ever before have global holdings, and as a result a culturally diverse workforce has evolved. Issues once perceived as being solved through simple understanding and fair-mindedness have become much more complex to identify and manage. And now is a most-critical time for professionals to receive intercultural training. Notre Dame’s Advanced Specialized Certificate in Intercultural Management program prepares you to be a more aware and effective leader. Earn your Advanced Specialized Certificate in Intercultural Management.
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