Online Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development


Program Description


New On-demand Delivery FormatLeaders are those that transcend their job title and seize opportunities for success. The Strategic Leadership Development Certificate Program is focused on leadership skills essential to being an effective executive, manager, supervisor, or team member. This program begins by exploring the principles of leadership, and how they are different from management skills, and continues by addressing the essential skills of creating a strategic vision, influencing others, leading others, and delivering results.

In today's demanding workplace, professionals are constantly challenged to find new and innovative ways to involve and motivate employees and effect positive change that improves the company's bottom line. Successful business professionals must be well rounded and have excellent strategic leadership skills.

Who Should Enroll

This program is targeted to professionals who want to become effective leaders and change agents in their organizations through essential leadership competencies.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for managers in the United States.

  • Jobs: 419,060 (2016)
  • Projected Growth: 6.10% (2017-2027)
  • Annual Salary: $76k-$138k (25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Develop key leadership dimensions
  • Produce innovative ideas and think strategically
  • Communicate to persuade and influence others
  • Initiate action, give direction, and take responsibility
  • Implement plans to achieving goals

Course Schedule

Enroll anytime!

Please contact Francine Berg at for assistance in developing a personalized course plan.

Required Courses
  • Principles of Leadership (3 units)
  • Creating the Strategic Vision (3 units)
  • Influencing Others (3 units)
  • Leading Others (3 units)
  • Delivering Results (3 units)

About the On-Demand Format

Flexibility in how you learn
Achievement is measured by the quality of work completed on projects vs. hours in a classroom. Customize your learning based on your knowledge and experience – you can learn new leadership skills or earn credit for demonstrating leadership skills already acquired, and choose to learn with situations from your own work history or the case study provided.

Flexibility in when and how quickly you want to learn
Start courses as soon as you enroll. You will have 90 days to complete each course and may take as many as you want concurrently.

Student-determined level of interaction
Learning resources curated by a subject matter expert, online office hours with a mentor and online discussion forums with other students are available to use at your discretion.

The cohesive course of study
The leadership topics assembled, resources curated and mentorship offered to provide you with the leadership skills needed to be an effective executive, manager, supervisor or team member.

Last updated September 2019

About the School

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities.

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