The Certificate in Change Leadership from City University of Seattle can stand alone as a post-graduate certificate or you can add a shorter version as an emphasis to any of our School of Management master’s degree programs. The 18 credit certificate program provides business leaders with the skills they need to lead with integrity and authenticity in quickly-changing business environments. CityU’s Certificate in Change Leadership program will help you apply the following skills to your career:
- strategic processes to attain goals within your organization
- communication that supports internal and external stakeholders
- leadership models that help you navigate corporate politics and build trust
- coaching theories and models that positively impact your leadership effectiveness
- leadership strategies to navigate organizational change in diversity and culture
CityU’s Certificate in Change Leadership program is available fully online and can be completed in as little as 3 quarters. When added as an emphasis to our MBA program, it adds only four courses to your program. Learn more about our Certificate in Change Leadership by contacting a CityU advisor today.
Whether you enroll in the program to become equipped for changes your organization is already facing or plan to use your certificate to step into a more formal leadership position, you will graduate prepared to succeed in a variety of roles. Earning your Certificate in Change Leadership will give you an advantage when seeking the following roles in particular:
- change management officer
- head of risk and audit
- service development manager
- performance and delivery manager
- leadership and organizational behavior specialist
As of July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose specific information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” City University offers a number of undergraduate and graduate certificates that lead to gainful employment. Information for each certificate program for the latest reporting year is available here.
A Q&A with Greg Price, Associate Program Director, Master of Arts in Leadership
Q: What is your terminal degree in and where did you get it from?
A: I’m presently attending CityU for my Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership (estimated completion: 2015).
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: I enjoy skiing, fishing, home construction projects, movies, cooking, and travel. However, these past three years my enjoyment has been limited to reading and writing.
Q: What classes do you teach?
A: I have instructed courses in Marketing, Communications and Leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Q: Why did you decide to start teaching?
A: I got my start teaching in Japan and found I enjoyed it. Although, I didn’t really know how much I did enjoy it until about 14 years later, after my return to the states again.
Q: Why do you enjoy teaching at CityU?
A: There is a passion at CityU that is infectious. Staff employ the continuous improvement model and the drive to be the best we can be makes not only teaching, but learning fun.
Q: What is one thing that you always tell your students that may or may not relate to your class?
A: I reach students at their level. I understand their background, their method of learning and their way of receiving feedback. I then communicate to the broad range of student levels and abilities and help each develop an appreciation for the content being learned.
Q: Any fond CityU memories that you can share?
A: This was an “Aha” moment. I run a business, and was for years trying to change the way the other (majority) owner would conduct business. A student in one of my doctorate classes said to me, “why try to change someone else, change yourself and see how that will change the outcome you are looking for.” I’m two years into that strategy, and it works great.
Q: What might you tell a student who was thinking of taking one of your classes?
A: Please do, I would love to learn what you know about the content being taught. Essentially, everyone has something to share and everyone has something to learn.
Q: What is something that you have learned from end-of-course evaluations that you applied later on?
A: Engage students through many avenues of communication and apply technological solutions to support the learning environment.