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Ethical and Inclusive Leadership

9 total credits | average of 6 months to complete

Until App. Deadline
Start Date
3 courses

Spring 2024

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Inclusive Leadership helps diverse organizations THRIVE.

In today’s workplace climate, building an ethical and inclusive culture is essential for a variety of reasons ranging from talent retention to overall productivity. A graduate certificate in Ethical and Inclusive Leadership prepares professionals to lead an organization more effectively. Delivered 100% online, in collaboration with Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity, this graduate-level certificate program teaches how to be an inclusive leader who is informed by ethics-oriented decision making. 

What you learn in the graduate certificate program can be applied across a variety of industries. Work to improve your current organization, leverage these new skills to elevate your career, or market yourself to a potential employer! The possibilities are limitless. Get started today. 

“‘A strong people do not need strong leaders.’ The words of famed activist Ella Baker rightly captures an ethical vision of leadership – one grounded in the inherent worth, value, and dignity of everyone. Baker’s vision and practice of leadership empowers new models of ethical leadership for the 21st century.”

— Corey D. B. Walker, Ph. D., Dean, School of Divinity and Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities


  • Tuition

    The Ethical and Inclusive Leadership Certificate costs $10,953 total for 3 courses or 9 credit hours.


    There are no additional fees for the courses outside of textbooks.


    Financial Aid is not available for this program.

  • How to Apply

    Applicants to Ethical and Inclusive Leadership certificate program will submit a completed online application and a non-refundable application fee of $50.


    Applicants will need to submit:

    -A completed online application

    -A current resume

    -One page statement of interest

    • A bachelor’s degree transcript*
    *An unofficial transcript is acceptable for admission; an official transcript is due by the start of the first course. 


Ethical and Inclusive Leadership Courses

All 3 courses are required to complete the Ethical and Inclusive Leadership Certificate.

  • Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Inclusive Leaders

    Investigate current theories and knowledge about the moral and ethical dimensions of inclusive leadership in contemporary organizational contexts. In this course, learners will apply ethical competencies, empathic listening, and leadership strategies for inclusive vision-casting.
  • Decision Making and Conflict Management

    Develop a deeper understanding of ethical decision-making and effective conflict management against a backdrop of major social, economic, and cultural transitions. In this course, learners will gain the knowledge and skills for navigating complex organizational landscapes.
  • Shaping an Ethical and Inclusive Organization

    Examine theories and practices that shape inclusive organizational culture while exploring the diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges. In this course, learners will create operational plans that employ practice strategies for implementing healthy changes in organizations.