Center for Public and Nonprofit Management

Center for Public and Nonprofit Management


The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management integrates several functions within the college, connecting professional development, student enrichment and faculty engagement in the areas of leadership development, management training, technical assistance, and research for the public and nonprofit sectors in NE Ohio.

The Center’s functional areas include Training and Development Development, Student Enrichment, Technical Assistance/Applied Research, Research, and CPNM's Advisory Committee. Learn more. »

Message from CPNM Director Rob Ziol:

The Levin College has a national reputation of enriching the lives of the individuals and the region that are a part of our community of practice. My vision for the Center is to identify ways to create more synergy that brings the classroom to the community and the community into our classrooms. The College is developing the next generation of public sector and nonprofit leaders and the experiences that are facilitated within the College will influence our quality of life for years to come.

Whether you are an academic student that wants to explore career options in “the real world” through our mentoring or internship programs or you are a mid-career professional that wants to develop more management or leadership skills through the Public Management Academy, LeanOhio Boot Camp or Leadership Academy, you will find a fit within our Center.

We are currently exploring additional programming and partnerships that will expand our offerings within the public and nonprofit sectors. Working collaboratively with our students, faculty, staff and stakeholders we plan to redefine the meaning of “engaged learning.”

For more information about the Center offerings, please see the links above. If you would like more information or would like to participate in one of our programs, please contact our office.