Graduate Certificate in Change Leadership
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Is this graduate Change Leadership certificate program for me?If you're a working professional who wants to improve your ability to lead locally and globally, and you're looking for an opportunity to refine your skills in an ever-changing business climate, this graduate certificate program is a great fit. And you can also use the Change Leadership certificate program as a great stepping stone to a graduate program if you haven't yet earned a graduate degree. At City University of Seattle, you can earn your graduate certificate in change leadership online or in class. If you choose to earn your graduate certificate online, you still have access to all CityU's great resources on "Blackboard" - our virtual classroom. Use this program to log in to get assignments, discuss topics with your classmates, collaborate on projects and check your grades. Basically, everything you do in class but without the commute. With online education, you can advance your career without taking time away from your responsibilities.
What will I learn in the graduate Change Leadership certificate program?The Change Leadership certificate program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be a strategic leader in your field, at any level of your organization. Our program shows you how to:
What can I do with my graduate certificate in Change Leadership?Be a leader! Communicate your vision, make your organization stronger and position yourself for a promotion. Some of the positions held by CityU certificate holders include:
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Successful leadership is built on self-awareness, understanding individual and group differences, image management, professional development, and effective communication. This course applies an array of theoretical foundations to explore leadership in the context of individual values, ethics, leadership, and followership. You will be exposed to effective written and oral communication skills necessary for successful completion of the Master of Arts in Leadership degree program. You will be exposed to effective teambuilding skills in preparation for team-based learning within each course of the degree program.
This course focuses on organizational coaching from a whole-systems perspective and explores coaching theories and models useful for individual and task force professional development, development of individual and organizational goals, evaluation and monitoring of goal attainment, strategic process, and leadership effectiveness. Empowerment and motivation processes will be explored to prepare you to become an effective change agent. You will learn how to confront difficult situations and reinforce motivational behaviors. Critical thinking will be introduced to expose you to the art of systems thinking as a method of creative problem solving.
This course will synthesize the challenge of leadership. Leaders are faced with a multitude of challenges from relationship building, participatory leadership, building trust, collaboration, delegation, training, and professional development. You will explore role-modeling, shared vision, process evaluation, empowerment, and methods to create a foundation of mutual respect and trust that empowers internal and external stakeholders to positively embrace your organizational mission and vision.
This course will explore diversity of individual and organizational perspectives as a catalyst to understanding and applying differences as a method of continuous process improvement. You will be challenged to strengthen and widen your definition of leadership from insightful examples and sharing of best practices. Decision making will be analyzed in the context of applying executive and emotional intelligence with diverse perspectives that challenge you to develop sustainable growth as a leader in a learning organization. Change management will be explored in context of a leadership challenge of balancing risks and opportunities through collaboration with stakeholders. Students explore emerging change management issues through systematic perspectives and discussions. You will develop a plan to transform a culture and sustain excellence.
This course focuses on values-based thinking with an overview of legal and ethical considerations encountered by leaders. Professional understanding, internal and external politics, and personal integration are explored in the context of effective decision making and moral leadership. Personal, organizational, and societal influences will be examined.
This course explores innovative methods of problem-based solution analysis through critical thinking and analysis of alternatives. Collaborative brainstorming methods will be applied to determine optimal solutions that address actual problems verse symptoms of problems. You will be exposed to fallacies in reasoning, decision-making models, appreciative inquiry, and repercussion analysis. Humility and mistakes as an opportunity for improvement will be explored. You will learn how to challenge assumptions and expand perceptions. When to begin, continue, and cease the critical thinking process with be evaluated in the context of achieving viable and timely innovation and continuous process improvement.