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About The Academy

The George V. Voinovich Academy for Excellence in Public Service offers professional and executive education programs to support current and future leaders serving in public and nonprofit organizations. We build today’s leaders into tomorrow’s public service champions.

We are proud to be named for Senator George V. Voinovich, whose nearly half-century of public services was a living example of servant leadership. He encouraged the development of practical and innovative solutions to challenging public problems, pioneered the concept of public-private partnerships and was deeply committed to the importance of educating and mentoring citizens engaged in public service.

The Voinovich Academy is a signature program of Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and is located at the Dublin Campus.

We offer three types of training:

Open Enrollment Courses

These one-day courses are open to all. For each, academic experts and/ or real-world practitioners share their knowledge and experience of critical public service topics. All sessions include discussion, group exercises and case studies to facilitate understanding and application of the concepts and tools introduced. Open enrollment course registration may be limited to ensure an interactive approach. To view our current open enrollment courses, visit Upcoming Trainings.

Agency-Specific Customized Training 

The Voinovich Academy partners with interested agencies to develop customized training programs for their current and/or future leaders. Customized training typically involved a series of full or half day sessions, conducted over a time span. The Academy offers a flexible, versatile curriculum, allowing partner agencies to select from a range of courses based on their needs. Whether your focus is developing individuals, building teams or meeting the strategic needs of your organization, we can create a customized path for you. For more information, visit Customized Training.


The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs also offers the Voinovich Digital Academy, providing on-demand videos and live and recorded webinars on a variety of leadership topics.