Institute for Professional Studies: Executive Leadership Development

Developing Executive Leadership for today and tomorrow

Developing leaders for the challenges of the 21st century requires a broad range of skills related to interpersonal skills, organizational development, conflict management, innovation, creativity, and performance management.  Teaching, coaching, and leading emerging leaders is a job for any industry, and all employers know they need to focus on developing leaders for the future of their business.  This graduate certificate program provides students with theory, practice, and experiences from instructors with real-time knowledge and training in the field.

Executive Leadership Certificate program highlights

  • Five courses – 13 credit hours
    Strategic Communication
    Innovation and Creativity
    Conflict Management Systems
    Leadership and Influence Process
  • Project-based – Experiential Learning Experiences
  • Build your reflective portfolio demonstrating your skills to employers
  • Network with professional peers and mentors
  • 100% online, taught both asynchronously and synchronously
  • Executive Leadership Development certificate is eligible to apply towards Avila’s MA in Management, MBA, and MS in Organizational Development (MSOD).

Through our MSOD program your certificate counts toward an executive leadership masters

“The staff at Avila was incredibly flexible to create an opportunity for a group of professionals in a very high-demanding atmosphere. “

Kari Taube, Senior eLearning Specialist, Cerner

“They truly understood the complexity of this unique group. They created an exceptionally soft blend of content, course work, and scheduled assignments that enabled synchronous, and asynchronous collaboration, depending upon each contributor’s demanding work-life schedule.”

Get your executive leadership certificate online

Learning to lead with confidence is critical in today’s business climate. Avila’s Executive Leadership Development certificate program prepares you to become the leader of tomorrow through critical analysis and strategy. Each week of the program, you’ll be able to apply your newly acquired knowledge and leadership skills to your real-world job addressing the daily business challenges you face right now.

You will work closely with the faculty in Avila University’s Institute for Professional Schools and collaborate in small groups with your highly motivated peers. You’ll share business and management challenges. You’ll strengthen your interpersonal skills to build effective teams. Together you will successfully navigate challenges as you develop greater awareness and confidence in your leadership style. Each course will reveal impactful insights as you build a network that extends far beyond the classroom out into the marketplace.

Who benefits from a leadership development certificate?

High-potential leaders. Fast track leaders who are motivated to take on significant responsibility in their organizations

Mid-level executives. Managers with years of work experience, but are positioning themselves for more in any size company or industry.

Career-focused employees. Individuals who are ready and eager to make a positive impact on their organization and their career. Start getting the attention you deserve.

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