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Earn a leadership credential that can take you forward. 

No matter your industry, our programs can help you further your career and expand your skill set by combining theory, research and practice in several graduate certificate options for leaders. 

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Certificate programs

The Department of Leadership offers six separate certificate programs that can be completed 100% online. Any and all of these options fit into your schedule and give you the opportunity to advance your career.

In fact, you can earn all six leadership certificates in one semester essentially by starting classes during Winter Term, December 10 and finish May 2023! For more information about Winter Term, visit apsu.edu/winter

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Community and Organizational Leadership

This online program is designed for professionals who have already earned a Bachelor's degree and would like to enhance their leadership skills to increase individual success and maximize the impact they have on their colleagues, communities, and organizations.  The certificate can be earned by taking just one course at a time for four eight-week terms. 

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Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

The Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiation explores the realm of its subject through a mixture of required and elective coursework. Topics covered include negotiation, conflict management, ethics, power, organizational dynamics, and best practices. The total Certificate is 9 credit-hours.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Graduate Certificate

The interdisciplinary curriculum in this 9-hour program promotes a scientific approach to optimizing organizational outcomes by equipping leaders with the skills to cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate.

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Grant Writing

Students will learn how to find a funding source among various public and private sources and how to plan and write a proposal. Additionally, students will become well-prepared for the procedures required within organizations for proposal processing and managing grant awards such as budget development, implementation, accepting and managing grant and contract awards, reporting and record keeping, ethics in the grants environment, closeout procedures, and program evaluation.

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Leading Organizational Change

The Graduate Certificate in Leading Organizational Change explores the realm of organizational change in a series of three courses that cover topics including organizational change itself, structure, and dynamics and also the topics of influence and persuasion.

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Project Management

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management explores the realm of project management in courses that cover topics including project planning and scheduling, preparation for the PMI PMP®/CAPM® Exam (Project Management Institutes Project Management Professional/Certified Associate in Project Management exam), organizational dynamics, and best practices in leadership.