The Emerging Leaders Certificate enables students to develop the management, supervisory, and leadership skills necessary to get a job or advance on their current career path. Through the guided exploration of best practices in essential workplace skills, students will be prepared to successfully navigate complex professional environments. Both current and future leaders will benefit from the comprehensive overview of the skills necessary to be dynamic and effective leaders. This certificate also serves as a gateway into other noncredit and credit programs.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Explain and apply communication techniques for constructive criticism to a workplace scenario
  • Explain the four stages of team development and apply to a case study
  • Identify a problematic employee issue and identify if it is a coaching issue or disciplinary action case
  • Explain and apply to a case study involving ways to motivate employees


Required Courses (48 hours) Hours
PDS-801 Leadership Skills 12
PDS-802 Supervisory Skills 12
PDS-803 Increasing Productivity 12
PDS-804 Motivating Yourself and Others 12