Certificate Programs

The Drake University Executive Education Center offers a variety of certificate programs, most notably the Iowa Certified Public Manager® (ICPM) program. Drake partners with the Iowa Department of Administration Services/Human Resources Enterprise to offer this challenging and relevant curriculum. The 18-month program provides the opportunity for professionals to apply and integrate classroom learning with the real world of public management and leadership. Plus, completion of the ICPM program may reduce the hours required to complete Drake's M.P.A.

Learn more online or by contacting Sarah Ramsey, sarah.ramsey@drake.edu, 515-271-2147.

Regulatory Affairs Leadership Certificate

The Regulatory Affairs Leadership Certificate from Drake University integrates history, innovation, strategy, and business acumen to instill your talent with the skills and expertise to navigate regulations in this vital, fluid industry. The certificate will be offered for the first time to the public June 12–16, 2017.

 This tested and proven program addresses competencies in three key areas:

  • Law & Policy: Participants will understand how policy is formed and articulate alternatives to current practice at home and abroad.
  • Communication: Talent will demonstrate exceptional communication skills that convey a broad understanding of the science, policy, and socio-politics of agricultural biotechnology.
  • Global Mindset: Participants will enhance their awareness of boundaries between nations, markets, cultures, and business units and understand how these boundaries affect strategic decisions.

Learn more about this program here: Regulatory Affairs Leadership Certificate Information

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January 17, 2017
A Nigerian-born author whose debut work of fiction received international acclaim will deliver a free public reading at Drake University next month.