The Schaefer Center has a range of programs to help early- and mid-career individuals with building their skills to better serve state residents or specific populations. Programs vary from one-day training programs to multi-week residential programs.
The Schaefer Center recently launched the nationally accredited Maryland Certified Public Manager© Program available to government and nonprofit managers across Maryland. The Schaefer Center is an accredited member in the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium and as such, has the exclusive authorization to develop and deliver the program in Maryland. This program is a 300 hour, continuing education program that offers participants the opportunity to learn and practice the critical leadership skills and competencies necessary to effectively meet the complex demands of the 21st century public service environment. It is taught by University of Baltimore faculty and practitioners and organized around seven core competencies.Together with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, the Schaefer Center offers the Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program. Through interactive presentations and activities, the program aims to engage, educate, and support current and emerging leaders to develop diversity-based initiatives within their respective organizations.
In collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners, the Schaefer Center offers the Baltimore Faith-Based Development Certificate Program. Developed in response to the urgent need for affordable housing and community facilities, the six-month program provides training and technical assistance to houses of worship in Baltimore that seek to develop affordable housing and community facilities. Download a PDF brochure. Add your name to the interest list.
Other long-running professional development programs led by the Schaefer Center include the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows Program, the Managing for Results program, the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Election Judge training programs, and the Maryland State Highway strategic management program.
We are also happy to discuss designing and managing new professional development programs for specific industries or careers, so contact us if you see a need for ongoing training in your workplace.