Learn what it takes to become an effective leader with the leadership studies certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Available to any UW-Eau Claire student, the leadership studies certificate utilizes theory, history and trends to analyze the art of leadership. Courses explore topics like motivation, group dynamics, communication, conflict and change.
As part of the program, you'll participate in a number of activities and experiences focused on helping you better understand and develop your own leadership capabilities. The program is intentionally designed so you can focus on the areas of leadership that most interest you, including military, organizational, health services and global leadership.
Personal development opportunities. A large part of the leadership studies certificate focuses on personal reflection and development. Through projects and professional experiences, you'll evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, as well as identify strategies and tactics for improving on your weaknesses and capitalizing on your strengths. This self-awareness is critical in becoming an effective leader and will better prepare you for future leadership roles.
Real-world experience. Throughout the leadership program, you'll participate in multiple outside-the-classroom leadership roles and experiences, and create a leadership resume. These experiences are an excellent way to learn and make connections and can set you apart from other candidates when applying for jobs.
Through a robust curriculum, real-world experience and thoughtful reflection, the leadership studies certificate will help you to become an effective, inspiring and encouraging leader. Analyzing the many theoretical and historical trends of effective leadership — plus participating in exercises designed to shape you into an influential leader — will serve you well in any career you plan to pursue.
What classes do leadership studies students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Leadership communication
- Group dynamics
- Organizational behavior
- Work-family conflict
- Personal leadership management
Learn more about the leadership studies certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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