Leaders are those that transcend their job title and seize opportunities for success. The Strategic Leadership Development Certificate Program is focused on leadership skills essential to being an effective executive, manager, supervisor, or team member. This program begins by exploring the principles of leadership, and how they are different from management skills, and continues by addressing the essential skills of creating a strategic vision, influencing others, leading others, and delivering results.
In today's demanding workplace, professionals are constantly challenged to find new and innovative ways to involve and motivate employees and effect positive change that improves the company's bottom line. Successful business professionals must be well rounded and have excellent strategic leadership skills.
About the On-Demand Format
Learn more about how the on-demand format works
Flexibility in how you learn
Achievement is measured by the quality of work completed on projects vs. hours in a classroom. Customize your learning based on your knowledge and experience – you can learn new leadership skills or earn credit for demonstrating leadership skills already acquired; and choose to learn with situations from your own work history or the case study provided.
Flexibility in when and how quickly you want to learn
Start courses as soon as you enroll. You will have 90 days to complete each course, and may take as many as you want concurrently.
Student-determined level of interaction
Learning resources curated by a subject matter expert, online office hours with a mentor, and online discussion forums with other students are available to use at your discretion.
Cohesive course of study
The leadership topics assembled, resources curated and mentorship offered provide you with the leadership skills needed to be an effective executive, manager, supervisor or team member.
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Strategic Leadership Development
- Develop key leadership dimensions
- Produce innovative ideas and think strategically
- Communicate to persuade and influence others
- Initiate action, give direction, and take responsibility
- Implement plans to achieving goals
Who Should Attend
This program is targeted to professionals who want to become effective leaders and change agents in their organizations through essential leadership competencies.
Certificate Eligibility and Requirements
A certificate is awarded upon completion of five (5) courses with a grade of “C” or better for a total of 15 units. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.
Continuing Education Credit
Earn CPE credit towards NCMA certification and recertification.
On-site Training Available
Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.
English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UC Irvine Extension (classroom and online formats) require
professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading
comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.