EXED Programs

Building Capacity for Leaders

OUR MISSION — We educate and train leaders around the world and in local communities to manage organizations and devise policies that make societies and communities worldwide better places for all.

EXED Program Summary


The Executive Education Forum for Policy and Administration at USC Price School (EXED) offers a broad base of specialized non-degree certificates for local and global leaders.
EXED is a suite of intensive programs targeting public sector and other senior, mid-level, and emerging leaders, and is designed to deepen their understanding of substantive policy issues, augment their ability to leverage and increase existing public sector capacity, and foster leadership all with the purpose of improving public and nonprofit administration and solving public problems. These programs together help build the capacity to implement effective policy, which is central to the goal of the Bedrosian Center.

EXED achieves this by bringing together the world-renowned faculty of USC Price School, experienced practitioners and a dynamic curriculum to teach and reach across sectoral boundaries.

Local Leaders Program: Designed to give elected and appointed officials a firm substantive grounding on important policy issues facing decision-makers. Typically taught in a series of modules over two days, the program’s goal is to help officials make smarter decisions by using information presented in a rich local context.

Global Leaders Program: This program seeks to train public servants, senior executives and administrators in an organization, as well as emerging leaders in professional development. This program offers customized educational and training programs for domestic and foreign governments, government agencies and policy-driven organizations, with the goal of satisfying their specific needs.

Ashley Coelho
EXED and DPPD Program Coordinator
(213) 821-8177

Frank V. Zerunyan
Professor of the Practice of Governance
Director of Executive Education
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
(213) 740-0036 (Office)
(310) 971-5219 (Mobile)