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Community and Organizational Leadership

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Why Study Community and Organizational Leadership

The Community and Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate is a professionally oriented program that responds to the dynamic needs of students working in or preparing for rapidly changing professional environments and expectations. The fully online nature of the program appeals to students in many professions and locations.

This program will appeal to students who would like to enhance their leadership skills to increase individual success and maximize the impact they have on their colleagues, communities, and organizations. Professionals most frequently served by the Community and Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate include, but are not limited to, individuals working in or aspiring to work in corporations, small businesses, information technology, mass media, government, non-profit organizations, social services, health care, and education.

In this dynamic program, students explore leadership theory as well as strategies and styles within an employment context. The curriculum equips the individual to become a more effective leader in communities and organizations. In order to best serve the needs of our students, APSU offers the Community and Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate in a fully online format. Students enjoy small class sizes and opportunities to apply all coursework from this graduate certificate toward the Master of Science in Leadership degree if desired.

Students with an undergraduate degree from any discipline are invited to apply for admission. Nationally, employers continue to report that college graduates are prepared for work with technical skills in their field, but often lack in leadership skills. This program serves students who wish to bridge that gap and improve those skills. Students who are in a leadership role (or are preparing for a leadership role) will be able to highlight these leadership skills on their transcripts and resumes.

Leadership faculty have decades of real-world experience to draw on as they create and deliver course content. All full-time and part-time faculty members have completed terminal degrees in related fields.

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Community and Organizational Leadership Certificate