Essentials in Strategic Leadership Certificate

Program Overview

Leadership effectiveness is an important factor today when organizations must simultaneously cut budgets while retaining and nurturing talent. Every organization needs skilled leaders to allocate limited resources and to create a work environment that encourages employees’ growth, involvement, commitment, and retention. All of our instructors are industry professionals that deliver expert instruction that help to create solutions that ensure relevant, continuous development that will help create future leaders. All classes are taught by practicing professionals who have prestigious certifications, subject expertise, and a wealth of real-world experience, ensuring you’ll learn important, hands-on lessons.

Program Scope and Sequence

A certificate is awarded upon completion of the four required courses. Participants not wishing to take the entire sequence are welcome to take any course that interests them pending prerequisite knowledge.

Who Should Attend

This program will be beneficial to any leader, supervisor, or manager—particularly those new to their role who are interested in achieving leadership excellence through a personal journey that explores values alignment, communication strategies, and ethical values. It will also help prepare new managers and supervisors to be more effective leaders.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to define aspects of leadership and be able to explore its relationship to not only concepts, theories, and models they have learned in class, but also to real-life scenarios in the workplace and business community. In addition, a student will be able to connect leadership development to leadership behaviors.

Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Course Schedule 

All courses will be delivered remotely via Zoom.

Course  Course Title Sessions Times Dates Cost
BUSAD 5701 Decision Making 7 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)

Thurs., 8/24 - 10/5/23

$635 ($50 discount if registered by 8/17)
BUSAD 5526 Developing Personal Leadership 7 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)
Thurs.,10/19 - 12/7/23 (no class 11/23)
BUSAD 5520 Leading Change in Organizations 7 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)
Thurs., 1/11 - 2/22/24
BUSAD 5604 Strategic Planning 7 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)
Thurs., 3/14 - 4/25/24 $635

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per ten (10) hours of classroom contact.

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances

Customized Programs

Companies and organizations can have this program conducted at Penn State Scranton or elsewhere. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company.

Contact Us

Contact 570-963-2509 for more information or email [email protected] to be placed on our mailing list.