“I believe the government’s highest calling is to empower people and galvanize their energy and resources to help solve our problems, meet our challenges, and seize our opportunities.”

– Senator George Voinovich

Voinovich Academy for Excellence in Public Service

The Voinovich Academy increases the capacity and effectiveness of Ohio’s public and nonprofit sectors by providing high-quality, interactive training in the following key areas:

  • Public Value
  • Leadership
  • Innovation and Change
  • Performance Measurement

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Participant Feedback

“This was by far the best training I have ever been to as an adult”

“I really like using real life projects to apply new techniques. Plus, it makes it very fast and fun.”

“It is possible to measure things that I once thought weren’t possible.”

“The training hit home that I really need to take time to think and strategize.”

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has a strong reputation as a catalyst for economic growth and opportunity, social impact and sustainability, and leadership and community building. As a leader in addressing rural and state issues of national importance, the School’s ranked as the 39th Most Innovative Public Service School in the nation and has also been elevated to the 68th U.S. News and World Report Best Public Affairs Grad School.  Partnerships with nonprofit organizations, government and the private sector create public value by leveraging the expertise of engaged faculty members and professional staff working to provide applied researched-based solutions to challenges facing communities, the economy and the environment.