Certificate of Graduate Studies in Influencing Organizational Leadership

graduate certificate in influencing organizational leadership

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Flexible scheduling

This program can be completed in a hybrid online/on-campus format in as few as eight months.

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Empower the next generation of leaders

Participants gain more confidence to share new ideas.

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Increased productivity and communication

This program adds value at all levels of an organization, from the individual participants, to their supervisors, and on up to the employers themselves.

Today’s workforce is in need of skilled leaders.

We’ve created a program tailored to business professionals looking to advance their careers into effective and committed leadership roles. Participants in this program will strengthen communication and relationship-building skills with senior level executives to successfully lead change within an organization.

Sandi Coyne-Gilbert

Sandi Coyne-Gilbert, MBA DM
Program Director

“This program will lead participants to more confident, constructive, and effective conversations with senior leadership.”

Successfully lead change

This program is designed to help participants focus and strengthen communication skills, increase confidence, and learn the art and science of leading change. Classes will focus on persuasive techniques and strategies through engaging case studies and presentations. Case studies examine communication successes and failures to develop conversation and influence senior-level executives.

Course Highlights:

OL 510 Organizational Practices in Leadership Communication
OL 525 Special Topics in Leadership
OL 660 Leading Organizational Change
OL 680 Engaging with Senior Executives

Participants develop functional skills that can be applied across industries

The core topics covered in the program are universal functional communication skills that can be applied immediately to effect positive change within an organization.

Additionally, the coursework within the program curriculum can be flexibly tailored to meet the specific needs of participants from various industries, including:

  • Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
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