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Leadership Certificates

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Designed for:

The Leadership Certificate options enable students to develop leadership skills that can be applied to a wide range of settings including: business; government; nonprofit; and education. Both of these certificates can be folded into the M.A. in Organizational Leadership program.

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Desire to further your professional career

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Finishing will take:

  • 12-27 credits

Begin your Certificate in Leadership:

  • Fall 2019

Where you will take classes:

  • Online/distance fall, winter, and spring
  • On-campus evening courses at the WOU Salem Campus

Technology you will need:

  • Computer with internet connection

Where this degree can take you:

  • Management roles
  • Further career advancement

What you will learn:

These certificates includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, communication, creativity and innovation, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, and other leadership skills.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and application of principles, theories, and concepts of leadership for entry-level leadership positions within organizational settings.
  2. Develop critical skills including ethical reasoning and communicative fluency.
  3. Apply teamwork, leadership, and communication skills to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds or entry-level leadership positions within organizational settings.


If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Dr. David Foster at or 503-838-8805