The online certificate in Public Policy Leadership at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University examines the core principles of leadership, people-focused policy development, and the dynamics between the public and private sectors in a changing global economy. This foundational curriculum can be taken as a stand-alone certificate, or it can be combined with one of our three public policy certificates for the comprehensive online Master of Public Policy and Leadership degree.
Five Public Policy Leadership courses provide a comprehensive curriculum and the foundation for this core certificate. Students will learn to lead across differences with varying worldviews and examine how their personal viewpoints shape the ways in which they connect and communicate with others. Case studies in leadership and decision-making, along with collaboration, conflict resolution, and negotiations will be addressed. Additionally, students will learn how to navigate the structure, operation, and ethos of American institutions within the political landscape.