University of Illinois at Chicago will offer a new online e-Government certificate program this fall designed to train public administrators in the management, policies, uses and implications of new government technologies. As a result of e-Government initiatives enacted by the Obama administration, technology management, particularly in e-Government solutions, has been identified by local, state and federal governments as an important management skill. Training provided by this new certificate program correlates with the administration's e-Government goals of making Government more transparent, accountable and collaborative with the public. Furthermore, expertise in this growing area is becoming necessary for public administrators to advance in the workplace and make successful career transitions.
A wide array of public administrators can benefit from the e-Government certificate. Individuals with technical backgrounds will gain project management and policy knowledge. Individuals with management backgrounds will obtain an overview of the various technologies and their applications in government. The certificate is ideal for any public administrator interested in the strategic development, implementation and management of technology in the public sector.
The e-Government certificate is offered by the Department of Public Administration of the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. The faculty members teaching in the e-Government online certificate program are respected authors, researchers and consultants. Their relevant research and field experience has provided them with the knowledge needed to teach the most up-to-date information on e-Government and technological advancements.
For additional information on UIC's e-Government certificate program, please contact Katie Weinstein by phone at (312) 355-0423 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For information online, please visit http://www.egovernment.uic.edu. The Web site has details regarding faculty, course structure, requirements and admissions.
UIC is committed to training professionals in a wide range of public service disciplines and addressing the challenges and opportunities facing all great cities of the 21st century. e-Government is one of many areas in which UIC offers a unique learning opportunity. Learn more about UIC's Great Cities Commitment at http://www.uic.edu/index.html/greatcities.shtml.
- Katie Weinstein, University of Illinois at Chicago