College of Leadership & Public Service

Lipscomb University’s College of Leadership & Public Service is taking an intentional approach to addressing issues surfaced in Nashville’s recent elections and statewide research with six new tuition awards. Graduate awards focus on transit and mobility, education policy, diversity and inclusion, civil discourse, immigration, and regional prosperity. Apply today.

The College of Leadership and Public Service

Welcome to a college for those who aspire to help shape and practice a different approach to leadership and public service, built on a model of civil discourse, innovation and bold action. Through Conflict Management, Leadership & Public Service, and Sustainability, learn to ask the right questions, listen to understand, collaborate to serve, and use civil discourse to create bold action.

This year, we are proud to announce six competitive tuition awards will be available for students, one award for each of the following focus areas: transit and mobility, education policy, diversity and inclusion, immigration, civil discourse, and regional prosperity. Applications due July 5 to one of the following graduate programs in Conflict Management, Leadership & Public Service, or Sustainability.

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College of Leadership & Public Service

Conflict Management

The Institute for Conflict Management assembles the best thinkers from a wide range of fields—law, business, sociology—to examine why conflicts arise and develops and teaches skills based on best practices in this important area of public life.

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Law, Justice & Society

The Institute for Law, Justice & Society is based on the idea that legal change is one of the surest means to effect social change. Here, we consider America’s legal system from a multidisciplinary perspective to get a fuller understanding of its mechanisms, practice, and consequences.

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Sustainable Practice

The Institute for Sustainable Practice was a response to the new pollution, rising gas prices, and extreme weather in 2007. Since then, we’ve invited pioneering entrepreneurs, innovative scientists, creative engineers, visionary policy makers, and other sustainability leaders to share their proven insights, best practices, and research.

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Leadership & Public Service

Working together to achieve bold, courageous action for the common good is lost today in the noise of uncivil discourse and polarization, not just in Washington and not just in government. Action has been replaced with gridlock ,and trust in established institutions is at an all-time low. Challenges are more complex and new models for political and community change are required. But things can change. With a college for those who aspire to help shape and practice a different approach to leadership and public service.

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Graduate Programs

The College of Leadership and Public Service offers graduate level programs in conflict management, leadership and public service, and sustainable practice. So, no matter what industry you are in, we offer an experiential academic programing and skills that help you succeed in serving the common good.

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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate degrees will model the highest standards of professional practice, public service and community engagement while combining these experiences with the specific skill sets and theoretical foundations of each of the disciplines represented in the college.

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Special Programs

From events highlighting specific areas of sustainable practice, collaborative learning and dialog programs such as Leadership Tennessee to regional convocations on conflict management skills, put these on your calendar in the days and months ahead.

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