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Collaboration & Leadership Certificate

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10% partner discount

Why should I get this certificate?

Cultivate relationships with influence and trust

Collaboration and leadership require an understanding of what people need from you as a leader. Collaboration also creates buy-in, which cultivates an environment of trust and transparency and empowers contributors to share voices, opinions, and ideas. Our certificate reveals how this form of leadership leads to agile, innovative, and high-functioning teams that make a lasting impact.

Upskill your capabilities

  • Certificates are the fastest-growing form of post-secondary credentials in the U.S. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • 42% of certificate students gained more responsibilities, earned a promotion, or changed careers while pursing the credential (Harvard Extension School)
  • The number of people with a post-baccalaureate certificate has increased over 50% since 2005 (Forbes)

What are the required courses?

Graduate certificates require 12-13 credit hours and can be applied toward an MBA or MSL. Select four courses below.

This course provides an analysis of team-based practices with a focus on virtual collaboration and teams that embrace change, manage conflict, foster innovation and ultimately reach the desired outcome. High-performance teams bring culture alignment, which cultivates inclusion and strong communication to create a sustainable and successful organization.

This course introduces students to the basic principles of human behavior and how they apply to managing individuals and groups in organizations. Topics include individual differences in abilities and attitudes, attribution, motivation, group dynamics, power and politics, leadership, conflict resolution, organizational culture, and organizational structure and design.

This course focuses on the history and changes in human resources, business strategies and devising HR practices to support them, identifying how organizations gain sustainable competitive advantage, and how workforce diversity and globalization are capable of enhancing an organization's human talent to drive successful business results.

This course's focus is to develop advanced skills in identifying and measuring employee performance and determining what training opportunities are best for the workplace. Students will apply a systematic process of discovering and analyzing human performance gaps, plans for future improvements in performance, and cost-effective and ethical solutions to close the gaps.

Understanding compensation and benefits as part of an organization’s rewards system is critical for today’s human resource professionals and managers. This course includes tools that are needed to make quality, educated decisions, and students are required to apply their learning to evaluate and implement compensation and benefit programs inside their organizations.

What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and additional benefits for employees of our partner organizations.

Whether you're pursuing a degree or a certificate, our 10% tuition discount for corporate partners' employees will help you advance your education and career goals—while keeping the cost manageable.

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  • Tuition reimbursement from employers
  • 10% tuition discount for employees of partner organizations

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Complete your application.

  2. Request official transcripts from all schools previously attended. Mail to:

    Graduate Programs
    Mount Mercy University
    1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797

  3. Some programs require letters of recommendation and other materials. Please see program-specific requirements on our Admissions page.

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