- Director: Jennifer Tucker-Tatlow
- Website: Academy For Professional Excellence site
The Academy for Professional Excellence was established in 1996 with the mission to provide quality training and organizational support to health and human services agencies in the Southern California region. The goal of the center is to make university faculty and other content experts available to public and private social services agencies in the region by providing expertise, training, and technical assistance in curriculum development, in-service training, organizational development, research, and evaluation. The academy develops high quality competency-based curriculum on select topics for health and human services agencies in the region; provides quality training to service providers and administrators employed in these agencies: engages in research and evaluation to improve the quality accountability and responsiveness of health and human service agencies; and, develops highly competent executives in the Southern California region who will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to effectively guide organizational change and development.