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Leadership Certificate

5- and 10-week blocks
On-Campus or Online
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10% partner discount

Why should I get this certificate?

Transform organizations by addressing key leadership issues

Enhance your management and leadership skills to become an even more effective leader in a dynamic environment. This unique skill set will enable you to enter the role of executive coach, where you'll become fluent in communicating strategies, leading in a virtual environment, managing conflict, and serving as a change agent.

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)
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When the opportunity came to pursue a certificate program, it was a no-brainer. Pursing the leadership certificate will help in my role of cultivating strong leadership within our organization.

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. 

In this course, students will develop skills and knowledge to assist them to be effective coaches in the organizational environment.

This course examines conflict in organizations and teaches common dispute resolution/mediation processes and strategies. Case studies will be analyzed and discussed while providing opportunities for mock mediation. Students will be offered opportunities to bring forward real-life scenarios for analysis and discussion.

In today’s competitive global economy, managing change effectively is more important than ever. People are the common denominator regardless of the organization's size or purpose. This course explores how leaders can affect change with an emphasis on the nature of change, resistance to change, and strategies to overcome resistance.

Organizational policies, procedures, and standards need to adjust to a remote workforce and mirror the desired culture. The locations of the organization and employees drive cultural norms and the standards in which the remote workforce follows. This course takes an in-depth look at how working remotely affects the desired culture of an organization.

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.

Why Mount Mercy?

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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