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Certificate in Leadership

Non-Credit Certificate | Open Enrollment

Navigating a pandemic, managing inflationary pressures, mitigating supply chain challenges, and recruiting/retaining talent — the expectations for leaders have never been greater.   Effective leaders know their value lies not only in managing teams, but inspiring others, developing purposeful and achievable goals, and creating a culture of personal and performance excellence.

The Certificate in Leadership is comprised of several one-day workshops designed to provide tools founded in theory and proven in practice to lead from a place of authenticity and confidence.  By completing four (4) of the seven (7) available leadership open enrollment programs, participants will earn a Certificate in Leadership from Wake Forest Executive Education and the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character at the School of Business.  This is an opportunity for immersion in topics of key personal interest and professional development, ultimately serving as recognition for the commitment to advancing your career.

Join us as we introduce proven tools to enhance leader performance, refine fundamental skills, and address various leadership challenges being faced in your organization!

Offered Courses

Certificate Objectives and Expected Outcomes:

  • Strengthen your skills as a people manager and effective decision maker
  • Identify, leverage, and adapt proven leadership principles to organizational challenges
  • Enhance personal and organizational communication and build a foundation for a common leadership language
  • Engage and learn with other program participants from a variety of industries, backgrounds, and roles
  • Develop a shared level of trust at all levels of an organization
  • Strategies to shape a learning culture to better engage and retain talent
  • Tools to help an organization embrace and lead change

“Wake Forest University Executive Education’s Certificate in Leadership program gave me the background and practice to better lead situations I face in my current role. The program is well organized – research is presented, discussion is held, and finally, role plays are executed to gain experience. The content is well structured and designed to cover a variety of situations in which (your) leadership is essential. Dr. Sweeney is very thoughtful and engaging, which made the program both enjoyable and practical. ”

— David Kaiser, Certificate in Leadership Recipient, 2021

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