Become an Effective Leader with a Certificate in Leadership Excellence

What does it mean to be an effective leader in today’s ever-changing global economy?

It’s important to make the distinction that not all leaders are created equal. The difference a great leader can make within an organization is insurmountable. Inspiring employees to work hard and do their best to achieve business goals, attracting high-caliber talent and keeping them, and creating new opportunities for innovation and organizational change are paramount to any organization’s success.

In collaboration with UMass Online and UMass Amherst’s University Without Walls, the Leadership Excellence Certificate program (LEx) at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) was created to empower emerging leaders with the new skills, knowledge, and tools needed to learn how to be an effective leader, implement organizational change and propel their careers forward.

Designed specifically for government and non-profit professionals, this 8-week online webinar leadership program provides 30-hours of hands-on learning where you will:

  • Learn Leadership Style: Discover your leadership style by completing two online assessments based on Hogan Leadership Styles
  • Drive Innovation: Collaborate with thought leaders to identify opportunities for innovation
  • Receive Executive Coaching: Based on your results from an online leadership assessment
  • Implement Successful Organizational Change: Develop a change implementation plan for a real-life organization (based on the Kotter 8-Stage Process for Leading Change)
  • Gain Commitment: Understand how to help individuals transition during change (based on the Bridges Transition Model)
  • Overcome Barriers: Learn how to remove obstacles to sustain your change initiative

At the completion of this 8-week program, you will earn a Certificate in Leadership Excellence and earn three Continuing Education Units. These CEUs can be put towards general professional development hours that some professional disciplines require to maintain licenses. (Note: Check with your professional organization to verify that these CEUs will be accepted.)

Interested in learning more? Click here to request more information about the Leadership Excellence Certificate. The first session begins this Spring on April 15, 2021.