Message from the Director

Gerry Gingrich, Ph.D. — Director, Executive Master in Policy Leadership

Welcome to the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL).

The EMPL is an extraordinary opportunity for emerging leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to challenge themselves, to develop and strengthen critical skills, and to prepare for today’s complex and dynamic world of public policy.

The McCourt School will present you with a vibrant learning environment where you can study, explore, and interact with thought leaders and colleagues from the center of the policy world, Washington, DC. We recognize the fundamental interplay between leadership and public policy analysis, and integrate financial analysis and economics with the study of decision making, ethics, and organizational administration.  The EMPL also focuses on the innovative leadership behaviors of today: leading people, leading change, building coalitions, managing performance, and driving mission and business success.

Georgetown and the McCourt School are unique among the premier graduate institutions in the U.S. in our dedication to public service.  As an EMPL student, you will have many opportunities to contribute to the McCourt School and the Georgetown community in important ways.  You will bring diversity of experience as well as further connections to the influential alumni networks of the McCourt School and Georgetown University, and your organizational affiliations and experience will likely lead to capstone projects for younger students and provide you with opportunities for mentoring.

Are you at a pivotal point in your career?  Do you seek to broaden your perspective and increase your impact?  Are you eager to develop your communication and analytical skills and to make the right decisions at the right time?   Do you want to lead and mentor others as they progress in their careers?  Whether you are now working for the US government, a consulting firm, or a private organization, the McCourt School and EMPL are for you.

The need for executive education and skills for the next generation of senior leaders has perhaps never been more pressing.  Apply to the McCourt Executive Master in Policy Leadership now.  We hope you will join our community!

Hoya Saxa,

Gerry Gingrich, Ph.D.
Director, Executive Master in Policy Leadership
McCourt School of Public Policy