Our Executive Education and professional development programs assist professionals to build inter-sectoral capabilities, and to stay at the forefront of thinking in their specialist domains.

We offer workshop-based leadership training as well as award programs such as the Specialist Certificate in Strategic Communications and Engagement, designed specifically by GSHSS for government communications professionals, in partnership with the Department of State Development Business and Innovation (DSDBI) in Victoria. We also offer a number of Specialist Certificates in Criminology in partnership with the Department of Human Services and Corrections Victoria.

The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences is uniquely positioned to customise executive and professional development programs for business, government and NGOs at state, national and regional levels and deliver multi-dimensional programs to suit your organisation’s requirements.

For further information, please call +61 3 8344 2002.

Executive Education graduate profile: Maria Coates

Hear from Maria Coates, Communications Officer, Community Services, Department of Human Services. Maria is a Specialist Certificate in Strategic Communications and Engagement alumna, and recently commenced a Masters in Public Policy and Management.

Cultural Evaluation: measure the impact of your programs

Learn how to measure the impact of your arts and cultural projects through a tailored cultural evaluation program at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

As the City of Whittlesea, past participants of our cultural evaluation program will attest, we will equip you with the tools you need to measure the impact of your arts and cultural engagement.

Through units focusing on policies, programs and potential issues specific to your company, we will teach you how to undertake meaningful evaluation, giving you the necessary skills to gather evidence often demanded by key stakeholders, and the power to create more empirically-based project plans for the future.

Specialist Certificate in Strategic Communications and Engagement

The Specialist Certificate draws on key academic staff from our Graduate School, as well as industry and government experts and aims to enhance participants’ communications and media management skills, with a particular focus on the relationship between communications, engagement and policy development. The Specialist Certificate can be delivered in intensive or distributed modes and customised further to specific organisational requirements and international contexts.

On successful completion of the Specialist Certificate in Strategic Communications and Engagement, students may be eligible to progress to a range of graduate coursework programs, including the Master of Public Policy and Management and Executive Master of Arts.

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For more detailed information please see the Specialist Certificate in Strategic Communications and Engagement web page.