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The business and the non-profit world is changing and evolving daily. Your skills need to adapt as well — new technologies, best practices, and leadership methods. To continue to thrive, just staying up-to-date won't always be enough. You need to stand up and stand out.

Your graduate-level certificate from the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies at Avila can help you master the skills, knowledge, networking, and credibility you need and that top employers are seeking.

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Graduate Executive Leadership Certificate

The Graduate Executive Leadership Certificate consists of 12 credit hours of coursework designed to develop leaders to effectively function at all levels of their organization. The hours count toward the Master of Science degree in Organizational Development Psychology. The certificate in Executive Leadership can be taken independent of enrollment in any graduate degree program.

Graduate Fundraising Certificate

The Graduate Fundraising Certificate consists of 13 credit hours of coursework designed to improve the preparation of fundraising professionals to contribute to the overall growth of philanthropy. The certificate provides students with knowledge of the research and theories of nonprofit fundraising. The hours count toward the Master of Arts degree in Management. The certificate in Fundraising can be taken independent of enrollment in any graduate degree program.

Graduate Instructional Design & Technology Certificate

The Graduate Instructional Design & Technology Certificate consists of 13 credit hours of coursework designed to prepare qualified individuals who are transitioning to performance support roles as instructional designers, learning consultants, and managers of learning & development enterprises. The hours count toward the Master of Arts degree in Management. The certificate in Instructional Design & Technology can be taken independent of enrollment in any graduate degree program.

Graduate Project Management Certificate

The Graduate Project Management Certificate is a set of 13 credit hours designed specifically for adults to develop proficiency with the latest tools and techniques of effective project managers. Students study current industry practices, examine in-depth case studies, review team interactions, and assess project management technology. This curriculum prepares the student to take the PMI exam for certification; in addition these hours count toward the M.A. degree in Management. The certificate in Project Management can be taken independent of enrollment in any graduate degree program.

Graduate Strategic Human Resources Certificate

The Graduate Strategic Human Resources Certificate consists of 15 credit hours of coursework designed to prepare learners for upper-level management of human resource functions and departments within their organizations. This curriculum prepares the student to take the PHR or SPHR exam for certification; in addition the hours count toward the Master of Science degree in Organizational Development Psychology. The certificate in Strategic Human Resources can be taken independent of enrollment in any graduate degree program.

Graduate Leadership Coaching Certification

The Graduate Leadership Coaching Certification consists of 12 credit hours of coursework focusing on learning coaching skills to improve organizational effectiveness and to align with organizational goals. The hours count toward the Master of Science degree in Organizational Development Psychology. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive coaching assessment in order to earn certification. The certification in Leadership Coaching can be taken independent of enrollment in any graduate degree program.

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