Examine Advanced Leadership Theories and Concepts With a Leadership Graduate Certificate
The graduate-level leadership certificate at Grand Canyon University (GCU) provides instruction in advanced leadership theories and concepts. Developed for existing managers, directors and executives, you will be taught advanced skills in strategic planning and change management, how to navigate complex ethical situations and how to manage aspects of leading global and diverse workforces.
Those who complete the graduate certificate in leadership and want to further explore complex theories of leadership can transfer to all EdD organizational leadership programs at GCU.
Course Topics in the Graduate Online Leadership Certificate
As a student in the graduate certificate program, you will be taught key competencies through three leadership-focused courses. Topics covered in these courses include:
- Multiple ethical frameworks, principles and theories as they apply to the study and practice of leadership, with a focus on corporate social responsibility.
- The opportunities and challenges facing leaders in the global environment, with a focus on leading global and diverse workforces.
- The impact of leadership and the effects of behaviors on the formulation and execution of strategy within an organization, focusing on the importance of resilience and change.
Career Opportunities With an Advanced Leadership Certificate
Leaders can benefit from a pursuit of lifelong learning — both personally and for the people they lead. Earning an advanced leadership graduate certificate from an accredited university can offer you the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and position yourself for possible career advancement.
School leadership positions that are related to this graduate certificate program include:
- Head of school/principal
- District superintendent
- Chief academic officer
- Director of curriculum and instruction
Graduate Leadership Certificate FAQs
For those interested in building advanced skills in academic leadership, read through our answers to these frequently asked questions.
Complete the form on this page to get started on your graduate certificate in leadership.
1 Indeed Editorial Team. (2023, February 16). Q&A: Are Graduate Certificates Worth It? Indeed. Retrieved on June 5, 2023.
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