L.E.A.D. Professional Certificate Program

Learn. Engage. Achieve. Develop.



The L.E.A.D. Professional Certificate Program is an online four-course program providing targeted training in the topics of supervision, self-awareness, emotional regulation, employee engagement, communication skills, conflict resolution, performance leadership, team development, feedback and coaching, legal and HR policies, and more. Courses can be taken independently or as part of the full certificate program.

Who: Open to all who are wanting to improve their leadership skills, and targeted for new and seasoned managers, supervisors and those wanting to take a leadership role within their business or organization

What: A series of four online leadership courses that can be taken independently or in a sequence as part of the LEAD Professional Certificate Program. The courses prepare professionals to LEAD as they learn, engage, achieve, and develop their leadership potential using their current business experience as a springboard. Program features include:

  • Online: courses are easily accessible in an online format to work around your career, your family and your life
  • Small class sizes: class size is limited to increase peer and instructor interaction
  • Highly qualified instructors: courses are designed and facilitated by NNU professors with advanced degrees and 25+ years of professional experience
  • Student work-load: each course will take approximately 4-5 hours per week
  • Length: each course is 5-6 weeks, with the full certificate program being completed in 22 weeks

When: Ongoing. Courses can be taken in sequence for certification or independently for personal and/or professional development. The next series in the certification program will be:

  1. Fundamentals of Leadership: Aug 12 - Sept 20, 2019
  2. The Supervisor's Landscape: Sept 23 - Nov 1, 2019
  3. Performance Leadership: Nov 4 - Dec 13, 2019
  4. The Communicating Leader: Jan 6 - Feb 7, 2020

Where: Fully online through NNU’s learning management system

Why: These courses are designed to help you:

  • LEARN how to lead successfully as you explore the most current, cutting edge leadership trends and apply them to your experience
  • ENGAGE effectively with co-workers, helping your teams to work more efficiently and effectively
  • ACHIEVE the highest level of performance as you grow into your leadership postion
  • DEVELOP the leadership skills necessary to excel in your career

How Much: $449 per course for the complete LEAD Certificate Program

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To inquire or learn more about this program, contact us.


Course Descriptions

Fundamentals of Leadership

This course will introduce you to the fundamental elements of leadership by focusing on the responsibilities of leadership and growing your understanding of what leadership entails.

Through this course, you will do the following:

  • Evaluate different leadership styles
  • Increase self-awareness regarding behavioral components of leading well
  • Determine personal values
  • Assess personal listening habits
  • Determine decision-making style
  • Evaluate collaboration behaviors
  • Identify approach to conflict resolution

Cost: $449

Course Length: 6 weeks (approximately 5 hours / week)

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The Supervisor’s Landscape

This course explores the behaviors and tasks that support good supervision from leader, team, and organizational perspectives.

Through this course, you will do the following:

  • Explain the leader behaviors and tasks that support good supervision
  • Understand the importance of equity within a team environment
  • Understand the various legal and ethical elements of supervision that the leader is responsible to uphold and enforce
  • Understand the persons, tools, and processes available to support the leader as supervisor
  • Comprehend the risk factors inherent within supervising, as well as processes and strategies for mitigating risks
  • Understand the leader’s role with advocacy, reporting up, and reporting out

Cost: $449

Course Length: 6 weeks (approximately 5 hours / week)

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Performance Leadership

A primary leadership responsibility is increasing performance. Performance in integrally connected to engagement and accountability. This course will examine, through the lens of performance, the concept of accountability, what it is, why it is important, and how to achieve it.

Through this course, you will do the following:

  • Explore how a primary leadership responsibility is increased performance
  • Examine how increasing engagement increases performance
  • Examine the concept of accountability – what it is and why it is important
  • Explore the dynamics of performance and which structures support the achievement of performance

Cost: $449

Course Length: 5 weeks (approximately 5 hours / week)

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The Communicating Leader

Communicating well is a key component for optimizing team and organization performance. This course will explore the leader’s primary areas of communication to support the leader's, team's, and organization's success.

Through this course, you will do the following:

  • Explore the purpose and process of leader and team feedback as a core leader behavior
  • Explore how emotional intelligence informs the leader as communicator
  • Comprehend team dynamics in relation to conflict and resolution
  • Explore team norms and agreements and how these support team communications
  • Understand how to lead through intentional, targeted, consistent communications

Cost: $449

Course Length: 5 weeks (approximately 5 hours / week)

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