Continuing Education Classes

Take Your Education Further!

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The Carsey School of Public Policy expanded its graduate programming to make selected courses available to anyone who wants to advance their learning. Study alongside practitioners, community changemakers, and graduate students learning the skills and tools needed to make a bigger impact in their communities. Enroll in one of Carsey’s courses offered today and make change happen in your community tomorrow!

Stay Tuned — New Classes Are Added Each Term!

Interested in registering for one of the courses below? Call (603-862-1500) or email (registrars.office@unh.edu) the UNH Registrar's Office. For additional details about registering as a Continuing Education student, please visit the Continuing Education webpage.

 And if you’re a UNH alum, contact Sanjeev Sharma (sanjeev.sharma@unh.edu) to ask for a coupon code to receive 10% off your Continuing Education course!

Current Courses

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Policy and Program Evaluation

 

Graduate-level, 3-credit online course

Next course date(s): Dec. 28 — Jan. 22, 2021


This graduate-level, 3-credit online course will teach students how to strategically evaluate public and nonprofit programs and policies. Topics covered include evaluation planning, program theory, research methods, data analysis, and the presentation of findings. Students will explore the art of conducting a rigorous evaluation through readings, recorded lectures, online discussion, case study assignments, and hands-on exercises.

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Public Safety and Community Development

 

Graduate-level, 3-credit online course

Next course date(s): Dec. 28 — Jan. 22, 2021


This graduate-level, 3-credit online course will use a multidisciplinary approach to examine the underpinnings of creating the safe, just and predictable communities that are necessary for sustainable development. Various models of governmental legitimacy will be examined, particularly in light of the international rule of law/access to justice movement and the “defund the police” movement in the US.

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Solar Lending Professional Training - Virtual Series

 

Two-course Online Certificate Program

Next course date(s): Coming Soon


The Solar Lending Professional Training - Virtual Series is designed for community-based lending practitioners who want to expand their knowledge of solar financing and increase their organization’s activities in financing solar projects. This two-class training results in a Solar Finance Professional Certificate and offers technical assistance in creating and deploying solar lending projects.

Past Courses

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Managing Conflict and Change

 

8-week, online continuing education class (3 Graduate Credits)

Next course date(s): To Be Determined


Change and conflict are inherent in any organization or community and affect personal and group dynamics and effectiveness. This course will explore the sources of conflict resulting from power and cultural shifts; changes in resources, organizational structure and leadership, and changes in demographics and group composition, and stakeholder expectations.

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Foundations and Theories of Public Administration

 

16-week, online continuing education class (3 Graduate Credits)

Next course date(s): To Be Determined


This class explores the theoretical foundations of public administration and their practical applications. You'll examine early literature that helped shape the field along with a contemporary perspective of public administration.

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Human Resource Management in Public and Non-profit Sectors

 

8-week, online continuing education class (3 Graduate Credits)

Next course date(s): To Be Determined


The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with a broad range of human resources functions, responsibilities, and expectations associated with the management of personnel within governmental and non-profit agencies through an examination of the administration, politics, and strategies of effective public human resource management.

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Fundamentals of the Opportunity Finance Industry Certificate

 

Three-day certificate course (non-credit)

Next course date(s): To Be Determined


This three-day, in-person course is designed for practitioners who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the basics of the opportunity finance industry, which provides financing and financial services to low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities. This is a non-credit, certificate course jointly offered by UNH's Carsey School of Public Policy and Opportunity Finance Network (OFN).

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Equity and Engagement in Communities

 

Eight-week, online continuing education class (3 Graduate Credits)

Next course date(s): To Be Determined


This graduate-level, 3-credit online course combines several synchronous sessions with asynchronous learning over a period of eight weeks. Public Engagement in communities requires keen skills in listening and facilitating deliberative processes that are framed with an equity lens. Current and future public leaders need the knowledge and skills necessary for addressing inequities and discrimination in public decision-making.

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Effective Change Management

 

Five-week, online continuing education class (3 Graduate Credits)

Next course date(s): To Be Determined


This graduate-level, 3-credit online course explores the growing complexity within nonprofit and public sector organizations and the need for today's leaders to successfully lead their organization in meeting changing demands. Theory and practice related to change and change management are pursued from a scholar practitioner perspective. Students are provided with an opportunity to apply course material to their professional practice as well as explore skills that will assist them in their future endeavors.

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Community Medicine and Epidemiology

 

Five-week, online continuing education class (3 Graduate Credits)

Next course date(s): To Be Determined


This five-week, online course surveys the fundamental principles of epidemiology and its importance as an analytical tool in the fields of public health and policy development to assure the health of populations in the developing world. The student will gain an appreciation for the role epidemiology plays in helping to produce and maintain healthy populations on both a local and global scale.

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Community Development Finance

 

Five-week, online continuing education class (3 Graduate Credits)

Next course date(s): To Be Determined


This five-week, online course examines the role of capital in community development – the need for and importance of capital for community development, the nature and limitations of traditional private and public sources of capital, and the policies and institutions needed to increase the availability and effective use of capital for community development. This is a three-credit, graduate level course offered by the Carsey School.

Note: These courses offered by the Carsey School do not confer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for any accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions.