Project Description

Learn to become an effective leader who makes change happen with an online certificate.

The Leadership and Change Online Certificate program addresses hot-button business issues identified by CEOs around the world. These issues include the development of people and organizations and the need to remain competitive and relevant. Course topics cover attracting and keeping top talent, creating new business models and disruptive tech, building agile and adaptive organizations, focusing on culture and innovation, and improving employee engagement.

Online Certificate in Leadership and Change

Format: Online leadership certificate comprising four courses. Each course begins the first full week of the month and runs for three consecutive weeks. Attend all four courses to earn the certificate or register for individual courses.

Estimated Time Commitment: Three to four hours per week

Would you prefer an on-campus experience? Make sure to view our Leadership & Change Business Certificate in-residence option.

Flexible Pricing: All four courses taken together cost $3,200. Taken separately, each three-week course costs $895. Those registering for the entire certificate save $380.

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.

  • 25% off for early registrants. Receive 25% off certificate and individual courses when you register and pay 30 days prior to class start. Use code EARLYBIRD at checkout.

  • 35% off for IU faculty, staff, and alumni

  • 50% off for Kelley School of Business alumni

  • Discounts are also available for Kelley School of Business staff and faculty. Contact Trudi at tkessle@iu.edu or complete the form for promotional codes.

Upcoming Dates:

Fall: TBD

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Online Leadership Certificate: Key Takeaways

Is this online leadership certificate right for you?

This certificate program is designed for professionals preparing for and within leadership roles who want to improve their leadership skills and capabilities, get ready to take on higher levels of responsibility, and add new competencies to their leadership toolbox.

When you earn this leadership certificate you will:

  • Increase your capacity to lead yourself and others
  • Gain insights into yourself and your leadership style that will help you become a better leader
  • Learn tools, techniques, and approaches that can make change happen within your organization
  • Understand key interpersonal skills, such as influence and negotiation
  • Learn to recognize and value differences as the best way to solve complex problems

Online Leadership Certificate: Key Takeaways

Is this online leadership certificate right for you?

This certificate program is designed for professionals preparing for and within leadership roles who want to improve their leadership skills and capabilities, get ready to take on higher levels of responsibility, and add new, modern competencies to their leadership toolbox.

When you earn this leadership certificate you will:

  • Increase your capacity to lead yourself and others
  • Gain insights into yourself and your leadership style that will help you become a better leader
  • Learn tools, techniques, and approaches that can make change happen within your organization
  • Understand key interpersonal skills, such as influence and negotiation
  • Learn to recognize and value differences as the best way to solve complex problems

Curriculum

This 12-week online program is delivered by the Kelley School’s award-winning faculty. With diverse business leadership experience including international business, executive development, and entrepreneurship, your instructors are published authors, professional speakers, seminar designers, and accomplished business leaders. This certificate requires three to four hours of work per week, approximately half of which consists of a live synchronous session. Faculty designed the program with real-world leadership in mind by providing opportunities to work with virtual teams to develop solutions for concrete issues.

  • Defining leadership
  • Valuing approaches to change
  • Delegation and empowerment
  • Generate support from others at all organizational levels
  • Generate support from partners outside the company
  • Hone your individual persuasive style
  • Learn to effectively lead and execute timely change
  • Explore approaches for lasting change in relation to your own current
    position
  • Explore the use of design thinking as the center of business strategy
  • Create an action plan to apply your learning
  • Participate in self-assessment, case discussions, and small group activities
Effective Communication for Business Professionals


“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 really enjoyed the program! The IT platform you guys use is EXCELLENT and very reliable, so I really loved that!”

Heather Strange


“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


“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


This program is important to me because I take the development of women’s competence and confidence very seriously.  Throughout my career, I’ve focused on teaching women to grow — and to support one another while doing it.  I’m so excited about this program because it brings together a team of colleagues I admire to work on making women stronger.  I hope you’ll join us!

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


“The number one take-away_ for me is building a community…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Beasley, Vice president of Human resources and Operations, MidAmerica Media Group

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Meet the Instructors

Timothy T. Baldwin
Timothy T. Baldwin
Carolyn Goerner
Carolyn Goerner
Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Paul Slaggert
Paul Slaggert

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