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Leadership and Professional Development


Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP)

The AOMP is a twelve-week, fifteen credit program designed for police managers and offered three times a year in Raleigh. We accept thirty officers in each class and have graduated nearly 1,300 representing 128 agencies in 13 states, the federal government and three other countries in the 45 Sessions conducted since the Program’s inception in 1989.  To deliver the AOMP, NCSU partners with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (dormitory and dining facilities) and the Wake County Sheriff’s Office (classroom space). The five three-credit courses that make-up the AOMP are taught by faculty in the Public Safety Leadership Initiative in the School of Public and International Affairs.  The same faculty, together with an adjunct faculty of police chiefs and sheriffs, conducts an annual Law Enforcement Executive Program. LEEP, open only to North Carolina officers, is a twenty-day non-credit program delivered over a six month period.  

Bilingual Education: Training for all Teachers

The NC State ESL program serves the following purposes:

  • To provide an ESL teacher licensure program for currently licensed North Carolina public school teachers

  • To administer an English placement test to incoming NC State foreign undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and special students

  • To offer Foreign Language English (FLE) classes to regularly enrolled international NC State students

  • To offer language improvement courses to International Teaching Assistants

  • To provide noncredit intensive English language courses through the 5-week Summer Institute in English

  • To provide information regarding English-as-a-second-language resources to NC State faculty, staff and students as well as to the residents of North Carolina

  • To be a resource for educational professionals through NCSU’s on-line newsletter, The ESL Globe

Caldwell Fellows

The Caldwell Fellows Programs, an intensive leadership-development scholarship program, brings together young people who share a passion for learning, growing and serving others. The total experience each student has is individual, yet enhanced by collaboration with others.

Center for Student Leadership Ethics & Public Service (CSLEPS)

CSLEPS provides leadership education and opportunities to address social justice issues for all NC State students (undergraduate and graduate). We offer you the opportunity to grow as a leader and to make a difference in your community.

Computer Training Unit

Comprehensive, hands-on noncredit computer training and IT Certification training in dedicated computer teaching labs.

Connecting in North Carolina (CINC) Development Tour

A five-day program in which new NC State faculty and administrators are introduced to North Carolina and its people, witnessing the impact of our land-grant initiatives throughout the state.

Continuing & Professional Education (CPE)

CPE offers quality continuing education opportunities in a flexible, comfortable and affordable environment. CPE operates on a fee for services basis depending on rental and registration fees to cover the majority of costs of doing business.

General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center for Leadership Development

The General Hugh Shelton Initiative for Leadership Development offers scholarships and leadership development programs for corporate, community and youth leaders. The mission of the initiative is "to inspire, educate and develop values-based leaders who are committed to personal integrity, professional ethic and selfless service.

Global Training Initiative

The Global Training Initiative (GTI) is a program designed to enhance international partnerships between NC State, businesses in North Carolina, and people around the world.

INPREE - The Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement

The Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement is a multidisciplinary center devoted to strengthening the capacity of nonprofit organizations and nonprofit leadership through research, education and engageme

Kenan Fellows for Curriculum and Leadership Development

The Kenan Fellows Program is an innovative model to promote teacher leadership, address teacher retention and advance K-12 science, technology and mathematics education. Kenan Fellows are public school teachers selected through a competitive process to participate in a prestigious two-year fellowship - all while remaining active in the classroom. During these two years, Kenan Fellows work in partnership with distinguished scientists, university faculty and the NC Department of Public Instruction, developing curriculum and teaching resources that bring cutting-edge research into the hands of students.

Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT)

Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) is held each summer for rising high school seniors. The purpose of LIFT is to address the low percentage of students of color, particularly males, who are considering teaching as a career. Guidance Counselors receive information in early Spring of each year and are asked to nominate one African American student who exhibits a willingness to consider teaching as a career, or displays an excellent teaching potential. Typically, the nominee should be a student possessing the potential to be a strong leader and a successful college student. Upon nomination, nominees will be mailed applications. Twenty applicants will be selected, and notified in April.

Management Education Services - SBTEC

Through the Small Business and Technology Development Center, Management Education Services (MES) provides educational products and services to North Carolina small and medium-sized businesses. Our programs and services focus on change management, strategic positioning, action planning and leadership development. Any program can be customized to fit the needs of the client

McKimmon Conference & Training Center

Provides meeting space, events management, technical services and client support for any educational program or conference.

National Community College Hispanic Council Leadership Fellows Program

A national, year-long program to prepare Latinos for executive positions, including the presidency, in community colleges. Participants examine the leader's role in internal administration of a college as well as external relations with the community for fund-raising and economic development. Assessment of leadership skills, mentoring and preparation of a professional development plan are also features.

National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE)

NILIE's mission is to assist institutions in developing strategies that improve student success through collaborative leadership. This is accomplished by conducting research on leadership and institutional effectiveness using specialized surveys directed at assessing faculty/staff/administration and student satisfaction with the college environment. NILIE provides support for institutions that aspire to high performance and sustainability through research, information sharing and consulting services that enhance leadership development and improve institutional effectiveness.

Natural Resources Leadership Institute (NRLI)

The Natural Resources Leadership Institute brings together people from government agencies, private industry, community and environmental organizations, and educational institutions in an atmosphere conducive to exploration and learning. The curriculum, which focuses on leadership, conflict resolution, and collaborative problem solving, consists of six 18-hour workshops and a practicum that involves the participant in collaborative solutions to natural resource issues with others who have a stake in the outcome. Graduates of the program are better able to work with all stakeholders to fashion win-win solutions to North Carolina’s natural resource problems.

The Institute also provides policy negotiation, facilitation and mediation services to manage conflict over environmental issues and aid collaborative decision-making.  We work with clients from government, business, and nonprofits to design, facilitate, and mediate stakeholder processes on important environmental and natural resource issues.

NC Japan Center

Work to raise awareness of Japan-related opportunities and challenges, including participation in NC delegation to annual "Southeast US-Japan Conference," training on cultural, etiquette, and communications issues in professional relations with Japanese counterparts.

North Carolina Program for Forensic Sciences

The North Carolina Program for Forensic Sciences is a joint endeavor between North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology Research Center (OSARC). The primary purpose of the program is to provide efficient contact with certified experts in science and technology as well as technical information and services to law enforcement and medical examiners throughout the state on issues relating to medicolegal death investigation.

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs and its units offer a wide variety of internationally-focused programs and activities. Programs are available to NC State students, faculty and staff, and international students and scholars. Many are also available to North Carolina community members.

Office of Professional Development

Program development and delivery services for noncredit continuing education programs, conferences and short courses. Training can be customized to meet specific needs of the client and held at the McKimmon Center or a location of their choice.

Recreation Resources Service

Provides technical support to local units of government responsible for planning and managing recreation facilities and programs. The Recreation Resources Service (RRS) is a partnership between the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University. RRS staff located both in Raleigh and regionally assist local units of government plan and deliver recreation services across the state. Examples of technical services include:

  • assisting with establishing new departments

  • organizing and training advisory boards

  • training in benefits-based programming

  • consultation and professional training in playground safety

  • assistance with preparation of grant applications

  • workshops on various topics.

Textiles: Textiles Extension Education for Economic Development

The Professional Education Program consists of a series of seminars, conferences and executive education dealing with all aspects of manufacturing, products, operations and processes used by the textile and allied industries. These courses and seminars are 2 to 5 days in duration and deal with a variety of topics including Six Sigma, Protective Clothing, and Research. Also courses are available that cover all textile processing from fiber to fabricated products. Industry attendees consist of domestic and international personnel from CEOs to supervisory level individuals. Partnerships with the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. The Textile Clothing/Technology Corporation, the Industrial Extension Service of NC State University College of Engineering and the NC State University College of Management enhance the educational opportunities for the clients of the Professional Education Program.