Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center

Profesor John Bryson leading a PNLC workshop

The Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) cultivates adaptive, transformative leaders. Our work prepares people to lead and manage in a diverse world, facilitating application across organizational, geographic, and society boundaries. As a community of faculty, staff, students and practitioners that creates and nurtures excellence in public affairs management and leadership through research, teaching, professional development, and outreach, we are a vital resource in the community.

The center conducts rigorous and relevant research that builds public and nonprofit capacity. We provide resources, connections, and community for public affairs leaders and managers. We create learning materials that build individual capacity. Our efforts expand the body of public affairs knowledge in the academic community, as well as the public and nonprofit sectors. Our cross-sector approach allows us to redesign systems and facilitate the implementation of policy that affects the lives of the people our programs touch.