About Us

The Center for Executive Leadership in Government (CELG) is a unit of the Center for Government Services at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Its mission involves strengthening the leadership capacity of individuals and teams responsible for delivering public and not-for-profit programs in New Jersey and beyond.  

CELG education and training opportunities help public sector professionals at all levels build knowledge, address best practices, and navigate changes in the field. Programs are designed and facilitated by faculty and professionals who, through their insight and experience, inspire new ways of thinking about organizations and introduce innovative approaches to guiding change.

Jersey Roots: CELG extends Rutgers’ historical practice of professional certification and technical assistance for local governments with graduate degree and certificate programs, and a rigorous research agenda.

Global Reach: The Center also has engaged in significant partnerships with international education and capacity-building organizations, to design and deliver effective management education and training programs.