Education and Trainings

Take Your Education Further!

Photo of Michael Swack teaching a non-credit class at Carsey

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!

Michele Holt-Shannon leading a public engagement seminar.

Equity and Engagement in Communities


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

Next course date(s): June 12 – August 1, 2020 (Online)

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.

An instructor at UNH leading a change management course.

Effective Change Management


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

Next course date(s): July 6 – August 7, 2020 (Online)

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.

Photo of community medicine instructor talking with students

Community Medicine and Epidemiology


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

Next course date(s): July 13 – August 14, 2020 (Online)

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.

Woman sitting at a desk taking the Community Development Finance class online.

Community Development Finance


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

Next course date(s): July 13 – August 14, 2020 (Online)

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.

CDF Certificate graduates

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).

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.