Leadership Certificate Program in Downtown LA

Program Description:

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown through Cal State LA's Open University, the Professional Certificate in Leadership Program is designed for first time supervisors, managers, and those aspiring to accelerate their professional and personal growth through a strengths-based approach. Participants will examine real life applications by demonstrating effective leadership techniques such as self-reflection and assessment, problem-solving and decision-making, managing diverse groups, goal achievement, building collaboration and adapting to change. Students will earn a Certificate of Completion for completing the four required courses for this program.

Students will gain a deeper connection and commitment to leadership by mastering the following competencies:

  • Self-effectiveness (accountability to self and team)
  • Group dynamics (interrelationships/delegating)
  • Critical thinking (analyzing/problem solving)
  • Feedback & decision-making (motivating/prioritizing)
  • Innovation (creativity/process improvement)

Who Should Enroll?

The Professional Certificate in Leadership Program is designed for first time supervisors, managers, and those aspiring to accelerate their professional and personal growth through a strengths-based approach.

Tuition & Fees

To earn a Professional Certificate of Completion, students must complete the four courses listed below.

LD 7001 – Reflective Leadership Skills (1 unit)
LD 7002 – Change Management Skills (1 unit)
LD 7003 – Influencing Skills (1 unit)
LD 7004 – Leadership in Practice (1 unit)
 
Tuition & Fees:
Cost Per Unit $300
Total Program Cost $1,200
 
Textbooks, materials, expenses (parking) are not included.
 
Tuition and fees must be paid prior of the start of classes each term.

Financial Assistance

Note: Federal financial aid is currently not available for the Leadership Certificate Program.

Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities for this program.

Course Schedule

LD 7001 – Reflective Leadership Skills (1 unit)

Friday and Saturday, June 1 & 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (1 hour and 15 min lunch; and 15 minute break in morning and afternoon)
 

LD 7002 – Change Management Skills (1 unit)

Friday and Saturday, June 8 & 9, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (1 hour and 15 minute lunch; and 15 minute break in morning and afternoon)
 

LD 7003 – Influencing Skills (1 unit)

Friday and Saturday, June 15 & 16, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (1 hour and 15 minute lunch; and 15 minute break in morning and afternoon)
 

LD 7004 – Leadership in Practice (1 unit)

Friday and Saturday, June 22 & 23, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1 hour and 15 minute lunch; and 15 minute break in morning and afternoon)

Course Descriptions

LD 7001 – Reflective Leadership Skills (1 unit)

Examine effective leadership tools and techniques for aspiring and high-potential leaders. Emotional intelligence, how to develop personal skills through self-reflection and assessment, effectively managing yourself at work, and increasing your leadership effectiveness in a variety of situations will be explored. Some sections of this course may be taught hybrid or online. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and record experiences that strengthen and weaken their skills as a leader;
  2. Analyze their leadership experiences and how to apply lessons learned in the future; and
  3. Prepare a 90-day plan to enhance effectiveness as a leader.

LD 7002 – Change Management Skills (1 unit)

Examine resistance to change and how to overcome it and actually collaborate during it. The change management process, benefits of collaboration, decision-making, and undertaking ways to creatively solve problems will be explored. Some sections of this course may be taught hybrid or online. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the challenges in implementing specific change initiatives;
  2. Suggest strategies for meeting challenges in implementing specific change initiatives; and
  3. Facilitate brainstorming sessions that result in action plans.

LD 7003 – Influencing Skills (1 unit)

Examine the use of influence at all levels of an organization. Practical tools and strategies, how to gain commitment from others, fostering cooperation, and specific behaviors to achieve influence will be explored. Some sections of this course may be taught hybrid or online. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the benefits of diversity in a team,
  2. Gain buy-in from others through adjustments in how others are approached; and
  3. Set appropriate goals that all team members will support.

LD 7004 – Leadership in Practice (1 unit)

Examine the development of transformational leaders. Using a variety of activities, how to address systemic problems, chart new directions, lead change, and learn quickly from mistakes made in the process will be explored. Some sections of this course may be taught hybrid or online. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply the reflection, change, collaboration, and influencing skills practiced in the prior courses in the workplace; and
  2. Use peer to peer evaluation to obtain additional perspectives about their on-the-job performance.

Enroll/Register

Register through Open University.