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Certificate in Leadership2022-09-26T15:21:39-04:00

Certificate in Leadership

Organizations have a desperate need for effective leaders! The complexity of the challenges and decisions facing organizations and leaders continues to increase. Employees are leaving at alarming rates because they are dissatisfied with the quality of the people leading their organizations. There is a unique opportunity for individuals who want to step into this leadership gap and work to develop the skills and capabilities needed to lead in this chaotic and challenging environment.

This intensive in-residence leadership certificate addresses the hot-button issues identified by CEOs around the world. These issues deal with the need to develop people and organizations in order to remain competitive. They involve the need to attract and retain top talent; create new business models because of disruptive technologies; build agile organizations; desire a culture of innovation; and increase employee engagement.

Today’s businesses require leaders with new skills, techniques, knowledge, and approaches. They also require leaders who have the vision and ability to change their organization for the better. If you want to be the kind of leader CEOs say they need, register for this leadership certificate. This intensive 6-day certificate, led by top-ranked Kelley School of Business faculty, is presented in a dynamic environment designed for working professionals.

How to Register

In-Residence Certificate in Leadership

Format: This in-residence business certificate is taught on the Bloomington, Indiana, campus. The Certificate consists of six daylong courses broken into three 2-day Modules. Attend the full certificate of 6 day long courses over approximately six months and receive your Certificate or take Modules 1, 2 or 3 individually. You may also register for a single course, depending on your individual learning goals and needs.

Networking and Extending the Learning
Participants registering for the entire Certificate will have the opportunity to participate between classroom sessions in a small group Community of Practice. This provides a unique opportunity to develop a strong professional network and build a peer support group to assist you apply what you learn in class. A Community of Practice can be made up of individuals with similar backgrounds or interests (e.g., women leaders; same industry, i.e., manufacturing, health care, or service; same geographic location, etc.) or be a diverse group made up individuals with a maximum mix of backgrounds and interests.

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Time Commitment:

Module I

Dec. 6-7, 2022

Day 1 Defining Leadership (Slaggert)
Day 2 Design Thinking for Innovation and Problem-Solving (Bailey-Hughes)
Module II

Mar. 7-8, 2023

Day 3 Influence without Authority (Goerner)
Day 4 Effective Negotiation Approaches and Strategies (Westerhaus-Renfrow)
Module III

Jun. 6-7, 2023

Day 5 Communicating with Authenticity and Flexibility (Deckard)
Day 6 Leading Change (Baldwin)

Courses times will be approximately 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. each day.

What does it cost to attend? The cost of completing the entire Certificate (attend all six one-day courses) is $3,950. Taken separately, each daylong course costs $775 (total cost of all six courses is $4,6501). Those registering for the entire Certificate save $700!

An Early Bird discount is available for anyone registering 30 days or more in advance for either the full certificate or individual modules or courses. Discounts also are available for Kelley School of Business and IU alumni.

Tuition
Discounts2
Full Certificate3
Tuition
Individual 1-Day
Course Tuition
Initial Registration for Full Certificate
(15% off full six day tuition1) or Single Day course
$3,950 $775
Kelley School of Business Alumni (50%) $2,325 $387.50
IU Alumni (35%) $3,022.50 $503.75
Early Bird Registration
(10% off Full Certificate ($3,950) or individual course tuition ($775)
if registered more than a month in advance of the program delivery date)
$3,555 $697.50
1 Total cost of taking all six daylong courses individually is $4,650.
2 Alumni discounts are based on the full cost of attending all six one-day courses individually ($4,650). Only one discount is available for any single alumnus registering. Please contact us to discuss additional discounts for 3 or more registrations from the same organization.
3 Full Certificate means an individual registers to complete all six one-day courses at their initial registration.

Tuition covers instruction, materials, on-campus parking, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. It does not include the cost of lodging or travel.

Flexible Payment Options: Please take advantage of special discount offers listed below.

We accept PayPal for non-credit certificates. Students who qualify for PayPal Credit can take advantage of interest-free offers that enable you to spread payments over several months. If you need an individual payment plan, please don’t hesitate to ask us.

Registering early? We can bill you two weeks before class starts. Select “Bill Me Before Class Starts” as a payment option when you checkout.

Is your employer paying for the course? Select “Send My Employer an Invoice” as the payment option to reserve your spot in class and put the employer’s info into the billing address details and we can invoice them directly.

  • 20% off – Nonprofit organizations

    35% off – IU Faculty, Staff & Alumni

    Discounts are also available for organizations registering 3+ people for the same program. Contact us for these codes.

In-Residence Certificate in Leadership: Key Takeaways

This business certificate is intended for people preparing for leadership roles, those desiring to improve their leadership skills and capabilities in order to be ready for higher levels of responsibility, and experienced leaders who want to reinvigorate their leadership capabilities.

In-Residence Leadership & Change Certificate: Key Takeaways

People who earn the certificate will develop:

  • Increased capacity to lead yourself and others
  • Insights into yourself that will help you become a better leader
  • Tools, techniques, and approaches that can create change within your organization
  • Key interpersonal skills, such as the ability to influence and negotiate
  • The ability to recognize and value differences as the best way to solve complex problems

In-Residence Certificate in Leadership: Curriculum

The curriculum is organized into six courses, one offered each day by full-time Kelley School faculty members and staff. The coursework involves self-assessment instruments, case discussions, and small group activities and exercises.

Day 1:

Defining Leadership

Many people claim to know what leadership is when they see it, but have difficulty defining it. In order to have a productive discussion about leadership, we’ll take time to establish a common understanding of what it means.

Valuing Approaches to Change

All organizations are facing the need to adapt and change. Understanding some of the dynamics of how people react to change increases the chances that change will actually occur. This course provides an overview of some of the issues of change paradigms and mental models, and basic change theories. Additionally, you will complete the Change Style Indicator, which will provide feedback on your natural response to change. The discussion around the results of the instrument will reinforce the critical issue of recognizing and valuing differences.

Delegation and Empowerment

Delegation is an underutilized tool for development and motivation. Participants will determine what they already know about delegation and be presented a simple model for effectively delegating work. Knowing how to delegate is a crucial managerial skill. Empowerment is often something employees ask for. Participants will define empowerment, learn the different levels of empowerment and how to use them, and discuss key questions about empowerment.

Case Discussion

This is an interactive opportunity to participate in a case discussion that explores the difficulties many of us face in both completing our work and effectively leading and managing the people who work for us.


Day 2:

Design Thinking for Innovation and Problem-Solving

Design thinking is an empathy-based problem solving approach that helps you address complex and ambiguous business challenges. Innovation doesn’t come from a silver bullet, but it can come from design thinking. In a world where keeping up with competitors—and outpacing them—requires complex problem-solving, organizations have been slowly placing design thinking at the center of business strategy, innovation, and cultural change. This course will address when design thinking should be used and how it can add value to a given scenario. You also will gain hands-on experience using design thinking tools and techniques.

Day 1:

Influence without Authority

In today’s “flat” organizations, managers rarely have formal authority over those whose commitment and assistance is vital to achieving organizational goals. The ability to generate support from others at all organizational levels—and even from partners outside the company—is critical for success. In this course, you will learn to leverage your unique profile of informal power and preferred influence strategies to hone an individual persuasive style that can be used in a variety of professional relationships—with peers, customers, and even superiors—to more effectively coordinate projects and advance personal and organizational goals

Day 2:

Effective Negotiation Approaches and Strategies

Negotiation is something you encounter every day, all day — with clients and partners, vendors and suppliers, supervisors and colleagues, employees and recruits. Sooner or later, however, the proverbial “rubber meets the road” and you experience struggles reaching an agreement (or worst yet, no agreement). Successful negotiation requires preparation, practice, and confidence. This negotiation program will address these key areas by: 1) engaging you in an interactive program designed to provide group discussion and 2) teaching you essential steps and strategies for business negotiations. Start negotiating like a pro with proven efficient and effective negotiation tactics to not only seal the deal, but also enhance collaborative relationships in the workplace. No matter what your role or level of experience, you will learn the differences between negotiation and persuasion, and how to use both to enhance your confidence and improve your leadership skills as you successfully negotiate deals, disputes, budgets, and new initiatives.

Day 1:

Communicating with Authenticity and Flexibility

Discover your Communication Style (with Keirsey Assessment) and explore your natural communication preferences and strengths. Learn how and when to flex your communication style to align, inspire, and motivate others. Create a communication flex chart that identifies several key relationships in your professional life and ways you can best communicate with those people. Kelley School of Business faculty coaches work with you to create an action plan aimed at enhancing key professional relationships in your work life. Wrap up with a final action plan that will send you back into the workplace with concrete, actionable steps to see your learning transfer to your life. Communicate with success!

Day 2:

Leading Change

The ability to execute timely change differentiates successful leaders. Today we’ll focus on how organizations change and how you can be an effective change leader. We will use authentic case studies to understand the forces for and against change and to introduce a set of frameworks and ideas useful to the execution of successful change initiatives. In this interactive course, you will dive into real case studies to understand the challenge of change, diagnose obstacles and resistance, and together explore a range of approaches for making more expedient and lasting organizational change. The ultimate goal is to apply the learning from the course to your specific organization and context, so you will be asked to consider an individual change initiative drawn from your current position.

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“I love teaching the Influence Without Authority class because it always has the same outcome. Participants sit up a little straighter and look more confident. They feel empowered to take on difficult people and situations. And they have real clarity around their goals. Watching that transformation is a great experience for me!”

Carolyn Goerner, ALDI, Inc. Distinguished I-Core Clinical Professor, Kelley School of Business


“Thanks, Paul. I’m looking forward to the next session with Tim, and I have found your session and those with Carolyn and Brenda to be enlightening. I have already told others about how much I’ve enjoyed the program thus far and will continue doing so.”

Todd Anderson


“I was introduced to the benefits of executive coaching and encouraged to take a hard look at myself and my tendencies. I had the opportunity to compete in case challenges to put the lessons into action. I’m thankful for all I’ve learned and would do it again in a second!”

Aaron Selby


“I want to thank all of (the faculty) for your time during our classes. I appreciated the opportunity to learn from you and our interactions, the presentations were excellent and I continually revisit the resources shared. I enjoyed all the sessions. All of you did a great job.

Christian Parra, International New Business Manager, Do It Best Corp.


“I want to thank all of (the faculty) for your time during our classes. I appreciated the opportunity to learn from you and our interactions, the presentations were excellent and I continually revisit the resources shared. I enjoyed all the sessions. All of you did a great job.

Christian Parra, International New Business Manager, Do It Best Corp.


“I love teaching the Influence Without Authority class because it always has the same outcome. Participants sit up a little straighter and look more confident. They feel empowered to take on difficult people and situations. And they have real clarity around their goals. Watching that transformation is a great experience for me!”

Carolyn Goerner, ALDI, Inc. Distinguished I-Core Clinical Professor, Kelley School of Business


“I was introduced to the benefits of executive coaching and encouraged to take a hard look at myself and my tendencies. I had the opportunity to compete in case challenges to put the lessons into action. I’m thankful for all I’ve learned and would do it again in a second!”

Aaron Selby


“Thanks, Paul. I’m looking forward to the next session with Tim, and I have found your session and those with Carolyn and Brenda to be enlightening. I have already told others about how much I’ve enjoyed the program thus far and will continue doing so.”

Todd Anderson


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Meet the Instructors

Timothy T. Baldwin
Timothy T. Baldwin
Carolyn Goerner
Carolyn Goerner
Carolyn Goerner
Trent Deckard
Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow
Charlotte
Westerhaus-Renfrow
Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Paul Slaggert
Paul Slaggert

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