Foundations of Employment Relations & Leadership Certificate

Foundations of Employment Relations & Leadership Certificate

Certificate Overview

Complete a Penn State 12-credit certificate during the Fall & Spring semesters of one academic year.

Increase your leadership and management skills while gaining skills that are characteristic of effective leaders.

Gain specialized knowledge on workplace and employment issues from both the employee's and employer's perspective.

Build your resume to advance your career.


An education that fits your life:

Learn in an interactive classroom with a Penn State instructor and other adult learners. Accelerated evening courses meet once a week for seven weeks in a video conference classroom with online learning components. As a participant at either the host or receiving location, you are able to communicate with the instructor and interact with other students at the campuses.



OLEAD 100 (3 credits) - Introduction to Leadership 

Introduction to key leadership concepts and practices to show students the knowledge and skills that are characteristic of effective leaders.

LER 100 (3 credits) - Employment Relations

Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of management, workers, unions and the public. 

LER 435 (3 credits) - Labor Relations in the Public Sector

Analysis of labor relations problems within different areas of public employment.

OLEAD/LER 465 (3 credits) - Collective Decision Making

Application of theories of decision making to work-related issues in groups and organizations requiring collective resolution and action.

Learn More

To learn more about this certificate, email Solange Israel-Mintz (, our Adult Student Enrollment Coordinator, or call 610-396-6222.