Build your personal and organizational leadership capacity with an Advanced Certificate in Leadership and Innovation.

Program Highlights

  • Postbaccalaureate certificate program.
  • Enhance your credentials and learn interdisciplinary leadership skills that can be applied to any industry.
  • Choose your specialization: Business, Higher Education, Nonprofit, or Health Professions.
  • Classes are 8 weeks in duration and meet in the evening.
  • Complete 18 credit hours in as few as 16 months.
  • Seamless transition from ELC Certificate into ELC Master’s program if desired.
  • This Advanced Certificate Program is a credit-bearing, cohort-based graduate-level certificate designed to prepare adult learners for leadership positions in business, the health professions, nonprofit, or higher education settings. Students are provided with opportunities for immediate application of leadership theories, skills, and research to increase their professional leadership capacities.
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The course of study follows a three part focus on personal, team, organizational and/or system leadership and the ability to initiate and sustain innovative change initiatives. Students will gain a heightened sense of awareness of themselves as leaders, their relational influence role in teams, and the leverage points for positive organizational and system change.


The Required and Elective courses for the Advanced Certificate are detailed below.

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For more information, please contact the Leadership and Innovation Department at (716) 839-8572.