Public Sector Management

Dates & Costs

August 15 - 17
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

$2,400 (regular tuition)
$2,040 (before July 4)
$2,040 (McCourt School alumni)
$1,800 (McCourt School students)

Target Audience

The program is targeted to adults who have at least a Bachelor’s degree and are working in the public or private sector with responsibilities for federal program management, contractor support, or mission delivery.

Course Description

This course will teach those who aspire to positions of leadership in the federal government, or who wish to regularly interact successfully with government executives, the core competencies to position themselves for career and leadership success. Both in the public and private sectors, careers develop and transition over time demanding new skills to succeed, including an ability to motivate employees and serve customers while also managing for performance and results. Each course session is designed to help learners understand and develop the skills and competencies critical for effective public leadership and management. The program will be hands on using interactive learning tools such as case studies, presentations, simulations, mock negotiations and interviews.

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By the end of the course, participants will have acquired an understanding of the five fundamental executive core qualifications (ECQs) possessed by high performing leaders working in the public sector:

  1. Leading change (vision, strategic planning, innovation)
  2. Leading people (team building, conflict management)
  3. Results driven (service delivery, problem solving, accountability)
  4. Business acumen (finance, human capital and IT management)
  5. Building coalitions (public-private partnerships, intergovernmental and intragency collaboration)


Angela M. Antonelli is a Research Professor and Executive Director with the McCourt School of Public Policy. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and an executive accomplished at leading and directing organizational transformation and performance in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. She has held senior government management positions with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She began her career working for the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Education and Labor. Angela also has been a public sector management consultant. She has a B.A., summa cum laude, from Cornell University and an MPA with honors from Princeton University and is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

Scott J. Cameron has thirty six years of experience working with federal agencies. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and has been designated by the Partnership for Public Service as a Strategic Advisor to Government Executives (SAGE), which involves mentoring federal senior executives and more junior government officials. He is a regular columnist in HR News, the monthly magazine of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources. Scott has been doing management consulting through a number of companies for many federal agencies since 2006. Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Cameron was a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Interior where he was the agency’s Budget & Performance Integration Lead, E-Government Executive, Chief Human Capital Officer, and a member of the Executive Committee of the interdepartmental Chief Acquisition Officers Council. Scott has also worked for the White House Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Senate. He has an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Cornell University.


Students who complete this course will earn 2.4 continuing education units

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