Executive Leadership Programs
USC provides executive leadership programs at the USC State Capital Center for a wide range of public agencies and nonprofit organizations. Programs include the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Staff Management Institute, Sierra Health Foundation Leadership Programs, California Institute for Mental Health Leadership Program, the Latino Caucus Institute, and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.
National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Staff Management Institute
This program is offered in Sacramento by the USC State Capital Center in collaboration with the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. It brings together the two preeminent university-based programs in the State capital, with a combined total of over 50 years of focus on state legislative issues and processes. The program emphasizes effective management practices, as well as key legislative issues and trends within the context of the values of representative democracy.
The eight-day program draws on USC and CSUS faculty members in public policy, public administration, and business administration, in addition to faculty members from other major universities and experienced legislators. The curriculum has four components: ongoing interactive seminars; morning sessions related to specific legislative issues; afternoon sessions focusing on avenues for management, leadership, and personal growth; and distance learning prior to and after the program.
California Institute for Mental Health Leadership Program
This leadership program is tailored to county executives and managers in California mental health departments. Topics include crisis management, legislative process, effective negotiation, and the ever-popular “Getting to WOW!” Over two dozen presenters lent their unique styles and insights to this year’s classes, the fourth year of this highly successful program.