This fully online graduate certificate will enhance your leadership skills, better preparing you for leadership positions in community, government, corporate, or not-for-profit environments around the globe.
The certificate is designed for working professionals who are preparing themselves for leadership positions in government, corporations or not-for-profit organizations. It balances practical skills with a values-based foundation, making you a better leader wherever you choose to go!
|Class No.||Class Title||Credit Hours|
|LEDR 6000||History and Theory of Leadership and Ethics*||3 credit hours|
||3 credit hours|
|LEDR 6010||Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Team Leadership
||3 credit hours|
|LEDR 6015||Influence of Leadership on Behavior in Organizations||3 credit hours|
|LEDR 6020||Leaders as Worldly Citizens
||3 credit hours|
|* Prereq for all LEDR courses|
Presents analysis of historical concepts regarding leadership with a special focus on leadership ethics. Developmental processes related to ethical leadership behavior will be studied. Introduces quantitative and qualitative research methodologies appropriate for leadership issues.
Studies aspects of the self that directly impact leadership. Includes the study of intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of leadership. Arenas of self-leadership that are foci include: time and money usage, attitude and mood management, daily routines and stress management. Explores the ethics of self-leadership. Highly applications-focused. Includes qualitative and quantitative methodologies appropriate for measuring the self. Prereq: LEDR 6000.
Negotiation is the art and science of reaching an agreement between two or more parties. The goal of this course is to help students understand the theory and process of negotiation from a variety of vantage points. The focus will center primarily on group dynamics and the tools and techniques needed to understand the process. It will expose students to various team-building and problem-solving strategies. Emphasis is placed on the steps and practices critical for negotiations to work effectively and the strategies and tactics necessary for successful team building. The course will be partially experiential, providing students with an opportunity to develop their skills, by participating in negotiations, and integrate their experiences with the principles presented in the course materials and class discussions. Students will learn to develop their negotiation and team building skills through the case study method, hybrid assignments and in-class negotiation exercises. Prereq: LEDR 6000.
Studies the influence of leadership on the behavior within and toward an organization, especially as related to organizational culture, governing bodies, strategic planning, succession planning, diversity and globalization. Prereq: LEDR 6000.
Studies leadership and organizational leadership behavior in the context of the external culture within which the organization is embedded. Studies the intersection of world religions, world history, world monetary systems, with leadership and ethics. Issues include: nationalism, education, democracy, economic development, distribution of resources, trade vs. aid, the plight of vulnerable peoples of the world, information technology issues. Simple analyses of databases with worldwide data will be conducted. Prereq: LEDR 6000.
Leadership Studies Certificate '08
Assistant Coach Women's Track & Field, Belmont University
“A coach must be a motivator and a leader. With my degree and the additional knowledge I have gained from my graduate certificate in Leadership Studies from the College of Professional Studies, I feel that I am in a better position to be the best coach I can be.”