Students who are not working toward the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership can also complete graduate certificates as stand-alone, professional development credentials.
To learn more about each and apply for any of our Organizational Leadership graduate certificates, click to open the accordions below.
For organizational leaders, managing the company's brand is vital to ensuring growth opportunities, meeting target goals and attracting top talent. The Graduate Certificate in Brand Management combines business acumen and foundational marketing techniques with the broader concept of systems design to develop a student's awareness and ability to assess, analyze and execute an organization’s mission, vision and values based on organizational strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
As organizations compete to stay relevant and meet market demands, the need for consultants who have business acumen and can support an organization in strategic planning, goal-setting, reputational repair and recovery or organizational redesign is key for future success. Professionals will learn the foundations of consulting, from drafting a contract and developing the scope of a project through setting timelines, budgets, deliverables and ensuring buy-in. Students will become proficient in creating organizational metrics to ensure companies have a clear roadmap to success. The interdisciplinary approach to this certificate allows students the ability to self-select other key areas of interest specific to their industry, role, and/or professional goals.
Healthcare leaders are at the forefront of engaging with our communities on a regular basis, providing clinical care to diverse populations of patients across the region. Research shows, however, that health outcomes are negatively influenced by race, gender, sexual orientation and additional non-health factors, creating outcome inconsistencies across all populations. This certificate takes a novel approach to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion awareness among clinicians by integrating topics of cultural competence and leading diverse groups with key areas of focus around the social determinants of health, with the goal of creating a health system rooted in the concept of population health.
Learning to develop and deliver succinct and effective messages is vital for organizational leaders at all levels. How do leaders refine and hone these skills with technology constantly changing and advancing? The Graduate Certificate in Effective Organizational Communication focuses on the risks and rewards that technology brings to communicating across an organization and how to best harness digital tools to become an effective leader.
Preparing organizational leaders to face a world filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, the Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Leadership and Organizational Development gets to the heart of executing innovate change to lead effective and successful companies. Key areas of focus include team dynamics, ethical integrity, conflict resolution, creative vision, change management, and informed decision making.
Students will focus on key concepts necessary to make informed decisions; attract, hire and re-train employees; and develop key negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Covering theoretical components and their applications, students will develop conflict analysis tools and utilize best practices in human resources to make informed decisions that promote strategic organizational growth and development.
Designed specifically for those who are current or aspiring healthcare leaders, this graduate certificate transforms theoretical leadership education into tangible knowledge and skills necessary to successfully navigate leadership in a healthcare setting. Students will focus on key areas of study related to: managing conflict and negotiation, developing a leadership style that is reflective of their personal management style, and evaluating performance and organizational metrics. The interdisciplinary approach to this certificate also allows students the ability to self-select other key areas of interest specific to their role and/or professional goals.
Organizational change management trains and prepares leaders to respond to large scale business needs, fluctuations and volatility as well the promotion of an ideal working culture that maximizes growth and development opportunities. By exploring your role in an organization and understanding the hierarchy of power that exists, students work towards developing a sustainable change model. By combining organizational change theories with the power of persuasion and planning, students will create an evidence-based approach to creating buy-in from various stakeholders to be effective change managers.
The Certificate in Transformational Leadership will develop the next generation of leaders by focusing on key areas that competency leaders need to possess: cultural competence, self-awareness, digital innovation, and strategic evaluation. Coursework prepares, equips, and supports students to become transformational leaders of change, driving organizational success and fostering diverse workplaces capable of meeting future challenges.