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Certified Public Manager® Program

The 41st class of the Iowa Certified Public Manager® Program began January 23, 2024.  

The 42nd class of the Iowa Certified Public Manager® Program begins August 27, 2024.  Applications are still being accepted.

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Grant Writing Workshop - Spring 2024 

Grant Writing Workshop

Register for Grant Writing Workshop 2024

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Young African Leaders Initiative

The Center for Professional Studies is one of the Drake University entities that provides leadership and support for the Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Fellowship program.  This six-week summer program of study engages university faculty and staff along with metro/state business, nonprofit and public sector leaders.  The program provides an exciting and unique learning experience for 25 young, but already successful business and entrepreneurial leaders from nations in sub-Saharan Africa.

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