The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs provides professional development to clients in the government, nonprofit and private sectors. Levin has a long history in providing leadership training to local, state and international government organizations.
Center for Leadership Development
The purpose of the Center is to create development programs that fulfill the lifelong learning needs of both practicing and aspiring public leaders by enhancing their personal skills and organizational capacity for leadership. The Centerís programs integrate theory, applied research and models in order to advance the public leadership programming of the Levin College of Urban Affairs. Major Center activities include: The Leadership Academy, Career Executive Service, Lead EFS, the Cleveland Management Academy, the Public Management Academy, and The Leadership Development Fellows program.
Center for Emergency Preparedness
The Center for Emergency Preparedness is the Leader in Ohio’s Emergency preparedness for over 25 years. Since its inception in 1984, the Center has continuously provided highly evaluated and outstanding programming.
"The mission of the Center for Emergency Preparedness is to provide the highest quality hazardous material, homeland security and business continuity training, taught by professionals utilizing industry standards and best practices. We meet our client’s needs through open enrollment and customized courses."
Unger International Center for Local Government Leadership
The Unger International Center for Local Government Leadership, established in November 2001, is a collaborative effort of the Levin College to respond to the training, research and educational needs of local government leaders in emerging democracies. Its goal is to strengthen the management of public organizations and NGOs, to promote local governments that are transparent, accountable, responsive, innovative, efficient, and characterized by reliance on the rule of law and active citizen participation. The center is committed to facilitating sustainable government reforms that result in long-term impact and systemic change. The center works with university faculties and local government leaders in emerging democracies to develop and implement academic and continuing education programs in public management for future and incumbent officials and managers in local governments and non-government organizations.
The Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service
The Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service was founded to promote the advancement of careers of women in public service within the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government at the national, state and local levels. The Center produces research on the state of women's careers in public service, identifies particular barriers to the movement of women into positions of authority and leadership, and devises strategies to address these barriers.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Training Courses
The Northern Ohio Data Information Service (NODIS), offers GIS Workshops periodically throughout the year.