Leadership Development Certificate

Leadership Development Certificate

About the Program

 

The Leadership Development Certificate program is a series of courses focused on developing your leadership effectiveness. The program is geared for new and experienced leaders who wish to make an impact in the lives of their employees and organization. By completing the below four courses, leaders will gain knowledge that can immediately be applied to the workplace.

 

The four required courses are Developing Personal Leadership, Leading Change in Organizations, Decision Making, and Strategic Planning.

 

If you are interested in only one course, you may take it as a standalone class, but will not be eligible for the certificate.

Scheduled Courses Fall 2017

Leading Change in Organizations (BUSAD 5520)
Leading an organization through change is a critical competency of leadership. Topic areas include developing blueprints for organizational change, systems thinking, whole-scale change, communicating plans, and measuring performance against bottom line results.

Dates: Mondays, October 30 – December 11, 2017 
Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm 
Room: Franco 157 
Cost: $515 
 
Click here to register online for Leading Change in Organizations.

Scheduled Courses Spring 2018

Decision Making (BUSAD 5701)
An introduction to the decision making process as it relates to business management and workplace issues. Students participate in group exercises designed to enhance their analytical skills while utilizing actual case studies. Students will familiarize themselves with the PrOACT model of decision-making to build their own competencies in this area.

Dates: Mondays, January 8 – February 26, 2018; no class 1/15 
Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm 
Room: Gaige, Room 244
Cost: $515 

Click here to register online for Decision Making

Strategic Planning (BUSAD 5604)
This course covers the planning responsibility of senior management. Students examine business visions and missions and how senior management turns those into realities.  This course evaluates a structure and process that will maintain corporate focus and gain competitive advantage in crowded markets.  Readings are balanced with class exercises to develop practical skills.  Students will team to present their recommendations on appropriate case studies.

Dates: Mondays, March 12 – April 23, 2018
Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Room: Gaige, Room 244
Cost: $515

Click here to register online for Strategic Planning

Scheduled Courses Spring 2018

Developing Personal Leadership (BUSAD 5526)
This course covers the characteristics and key competencies of high performing leaders, helps students assess their existing skill set compared to those of an effective leader, and offers suggestions on how to implement an individualized development plan.

Dates: TBD
Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Room: TBD
Cost: $515
Coming Soon! Online Registration for Developing Professional Leadership

Please contact Erica Kunkel at els5014@psu.edu with questions.