Certified Public Manager®
The University of Washington Tacoma's Certified Public Manager® is a nationally accredited, comprehensive leadership and management development program for professionals from all levels of government - city, county, state, and beyond. This program is designed for high-achieving, career-oriented public supervisors and managers who hold or desire to move into mid- or senior-level positions. If you've been thinking about a master's in public administration but need something more flexible, more affordable, and more quickly achieved, this might be the program for you!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Our workshops prepare you to analyze, diagnose, and address diversity and inclusion issues. As a participant, you’ll begin to gain the skills and insights needed to support a strategic, sustainable approach to diversity and inclusion leadership within organizations. We are currently developing a certificate program for DEI Practitioners.
To thrive in today’s environment, leaders and their organizations must possess adaptability, resilience, and a growth mindset. These workshops and courses will help you develop vision, acknowledge and recognize the role of organizational culture, create a leadership development plan, create change, strategically align the organization, and communicate more effectively - all to help the organization and our communities thrive.
Lean Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma is a business and data-driven, disciplined approach to reducing waste and minimizing defects in any type of process, be it manufacturing or services. Lean Six Sigma focuses on reduction of waste, increased profitability and customer satisfaction. We offer several levels of Lean Six Sigma programs, from entry to expert level, as well as executive overviews and workshops. Browse these programs to find the right fit for you.
In addition to serving individual students, the UW Tacoma Professional Development Center is able to provide our services to organizations on a contract basis. Our professional instructors have invaluable experience providing customized programming to public and private sector organizations with a wide range of needs and objectives.
Self-Paced, Online Courses
The Professional Development Center now partners with MindEdge on a select catalog of self-paced, online courses related to our core subject areas. MindEdge has been a leading provider and pioneer in e-learning since its founding by Harvard and MIT educators in 1998. Our specific MindEdge catalog has been curated by the Professional Development Center to find the most relevant and up-to-date courses to supplement our existing programs.