Academic Certificate

Transformative Leadership

Create positive change in your community

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Credits & Duration

  • 20 credits
  • 3-4 quarters


  • Online - synchronous

Start Term

  • Fall


  • Varies by course - see catalog

What You'll Learn

In this certificate, you’ll learn to motivate, inspire, and lead by developing foundational leadership skills. Discover the keys that lead teams and organizations have high morale, innovative environments, positive relationships, and a sense of purpose.

Courses for this certificate focus on some of the most important skills that ensure an organization is running effectively and in service of its mission, including:

  • Communication to inspire action
  • Emotional and social intelligence
  • Fostering belonging and inclusion
  • Self-awareness
  • Adaptability
  • Coaching
  • and more!

By the end of this certificate, you’ll be ready to lead yourself and your team through complex challenges and continue reaching for success.

Certificate Coursework

This certificate consists of a total of 20 undergraduate credits. Students complete 12 credits of core coursework and select 8 credits from elective offerings. The following core courses can be taken in any order, and in any combination of electives over a two year period:

Core Coursework (12 credits)

Leading Self: Purpose Driven Leadership - Fall Quarter, 4 credits
Leading Others: Building High-Performance Teams - Winter Quarter, 4 credits
Leading Organizations: Culture and Change - Spring Quarter, 4 credits

Electives (select 8 credits)

Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace - Fall Quarter, 4 credits
The New Psychology of Leadership - Winter Quarter, 4 credits
Positive Organizational Behavior - Spring Quarter, 4 credits
Principles of Management - Summer Quarter, 8 credits

Learn more about courses in the Academic Catalog