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Certificate in Leadership Essentials

Next Date: Register Now and start as soon as January 15, 2022

Investment: $2,200


Job promotions and workplace expectations for middle managers and rising executives in the “flatter” traditional organization or emerging distributed autonomous organization (DAO) require a solid foundation in leadership skills. This short, project-based course led by a personal learning coach will help you support your career goals. Upon completion, you will earn a credential to put on your resume, portfolio, and LinkedIn profile that showcases your newly acquired skills.

Representative job titles: Manager, Supervisor, Area Coordinator, Operations Manager, Floor Supervisor, Team Lead, Pod Leader

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The Opportunity 

Job promotions and workplace expectations for middle managers and rising executives in the “flatter” 21st-century organization require a solid foundation in leadership skills. Whatever your current job role, you can be a leader. If you know how to turn this capacity into action and become a leader, you can be more effective in your job, advance your career and help your team and teammates achieve organizational goals. If you are a supervisor, manager or new executive, or aspire to be, you need to know how to bring out your “inner leader” – to boost results and your career success. This program will help you get there.

“Talent is extremely important. It’s like a sports team, the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there’s a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ.” – Elon Musk



Key expected outcomes from successfully completing this program include the ability to build and refine your management and leadership skills, and, as a result, the ability to more effectively manage yourself, your team and your interactions with internal and external customers, and to drive your and your team’s or teammates’ performance. While you Increase your effectiveness in your current position and groom yourself for advancement, you’ll be better equipped to support your organization’s bottom-line performance, as well.  


What you’ll learn 

The main goal of this certificate is to enable you to develop skills and competencies that employers are looking for in the following areas: 

  • •  Leadership Foundations 
  • •  Accountability 
  • •  Developing as a Leader 
  • •  Establishing a Positive Work Culture 
  • •  Goal Setting 
  • •  Leadership Transitions 
  • •  Leading Change 
  • •  Emotional Intelligence 
  • •  Leading with Vision 
  • •  Women in Leadership 


How you’ll learn  

Individualized support by industry experts: To assure your learning supports where you are and where you want to go in your career, our individualized delivery model teams you up with your own personal learning coach who will meet with you virtually during the course of your study.  In your initial meeting, you will discuss your career objectives with your personal learning coach.  Over additional scheduled one-on-one virtual meetings they will discuss your questions, homework assignments, and connect your learning to your job and career to make sure you get the most from the material presented and maintain your focus on the learning goals you have set for yourself.

Project-Based: You will apply the concepts you learn in a project that you can draw upon as you interview for your new role.  Because the project simulates the actual work duties of professionals in this field, the project offers you an opportunity to showcase the skills and competencies that employers are looking for in hiring and promoting professionals in their organizations.

Flexibility: Learn on the days of the week and times of day that fit your schedule: E-Learning is available virtually 24/7/365.


Who should attend 

This program is suitable for managers and aspiring managers in small or large organizations, who would start, revitalize, expand or increase the profitability and sustainability of their business. 


Why the Rutgers program? 

Earn a credential to put on your resume that showcases your skills to support career success from a trusted public institution serving the people, businesses, and government agencies in the state of New Jersey for over 250 years.

    • •  Experience facilitating practical, effective, hands-on learning experiences to individuals and groups to support their success in a rapidly evolving workplace environment  
    • •  Highly experienced, personal learning coaches who know how to help you learn, and who have the business experience needed to speak with authority, so it is meaningful to you 
    • •  Focus on practical application so you can expect to get a quick return on your investment in time and tuition 
    • •  Affiliation with a network of over 530K alumni in all 50 states and on six continents 
    • •  Relationship with a legacy institution that can provide access to an extensive portfolio of career-oriented programs that will support lifelong learning throughout your career


Register now to reserve your place in our January start!