Organizational Leadership / Certificate

Today, as always, organizations large and small require leaders who are up-to-date on the latest literature and practices in effective leadership. Once the theories of leadership are understood, they need to be applied to the workplace in an effective and skillful way. Leaders must engage in making critical decisions, leading efforts to change routines and policies, and motivating employees to do their best. Leaders must also negotiate between various parties and manage conflict. This certificate provides students with the opportunity to learn about and apply techniques that are foundational to effective leadership and which encourage and endorse the workforce while moving the organization toward adaptation and contemporary outcomes.


This 18-hour Certificate in Organizational Leadership is an alternative to the complete Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership for students looking to build critical leadership skills. This certificate does not require a thesis. Students who earn the Certificate in Organizational Leadership will understand leadership theories and leadership as a psycho-social phenomenon, use critical thinking and decision making skills to enhance leadership and organizational effectiveness, develop foundational notions of ethical leadership with a focus on Lasallian and Servant Leadership, and recognize and appreciate the role of leadership in shaping organizational culture with particular emphasis on diversity, participatory management, and self-reflection.


Degree Offered: Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Total Credit Hours: 18


Program: PBC-ORGL-2

Required Courses (18)

ORGL-50900Leadership: Theories, Practices and Context


ORGL-51200Assessing Leadership Skills


ORGL-52400Leading Change


ORGL-53600Ethics, Integrity and Social Responsibility


ORGL-53900Conflict Management


ORGL-55500Psychology of Motivation


Some courses required for this certificate may be offered online only.