Leadership Development Certificate Programs

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The Leadership Development Certificate is a three-phase program designed for both emerging and experienced leaders that want practical and proven tools to build leadership capacity, improve employee performance, increase team effectiveness and enhance organizational productivity. Each phase of the program consists of a separate 35-45 hour certificate program that integrates and builds on the knowledge and skill development of the previous phase. Although it is recommended the certificate programs be taken in sequence, it is not a requirement.

  • Leadership Core Competencies
    Development of both strategic and tactical core leadership competencies in high potentials; newly promoted/hired team leads, supervisors and managers; or experienced organization leaders desiring formal training to be more effective in their role. On-ground or fully online formats.
  • Coaching for Results
    Competency-based coaching program where leaders and people managers learn and apply "best practices" to develop employees, address performance issues, improve accountability, and increase levels of engagement and productivity. Blended format.
  • Leading Organizations
    Development of traits, skills and strengths needed for effective organizational leadership with emphasis on strategic leadership, resource management, organization savvy and leading change. Blended format.

In each certificate program, participants are organized into small "learning teams" to work on leadership challenges and build leadership capability. Participates create and implement an Individual Development Plan that provides the framework for applying what they learn in class to workplace issues and situations. Results re reported during a final Capstone event.

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Leadership Core Competencies

This course is designed to develop both strategic and tactical core leadership competencies in high potentials; newly hired or promoted team leads, supervisors and managers; or experienced organization leaders desiring to be more effective in their role. In this 13-week, 45 hour on-ground or online program, participants learn leadership “best practices” including how to:

  • Identify their leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Think strategically
  • Become emotionally intelligent
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Constructively resolve workplace conflict
  • Improve employee engagement
  • Build and maintain high performing teams
  • Delegate and oversee work
  • Manage employee performance
  • Develop employees through coaching
  • Effectively direct change and manage transition

Participants work in classroom "learning teams" and with an internal accountability partner to develop and implement an Individual Development Plan. New knowledge and skills are applied to specific leadership challenges, based on actual workplace issues or situations, and the results are presented during a Capstone event.

Coaching for Results

Research by Bersin & Associates consistently confirms that coaching is the talent process delivering the single greatest overall business impact. For leaders and people managers, coaching is an essential tool for developing employees, addressing performance issues, improving accountability, and increasing levels of engagement and productivity. In this 35-hour, 10 week blended program, participants experience "best practices" by observing certified coaches during weekly interactive demonstrations and can immediately utilize what they have learned through practice coaching sessions and workplace application.

Modules include:

  • Coaching Relationships 
  • Goal Setting & Accountability
  • Personal Coaching Styles
  • Effective Coaching Conversations
  • Coaching Through Conflict
  • Coaching for Development
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Coaching to Feed Forward
  • Concluding the Coaching Conversation
  • Capstone

Participants work in classroom "learning teams" and with an internal accountability partner to develop and implement an Individual Development Plan. New knowledge and skills are applied to specific coaching challenges, based on actual workplace issues or situations, and the results are presented during a Capstone event.

Leading Organizations

This certificate program is designed to develop key organization leadership competencies including strategic leadership, resource management, organization savvy and leading change. A key component is the DiSC Work of Leaders that identifies a specific set of leadership best practices for leading a group or organization toward desired outcomes. The Work of Leaders assessment evaluates each participant’s DiSC profile with a focus on Crafting a Vision, Building Alignment and Championing Execution.

In this 12-week, 45-hour blended program, participants learn best practices in organizational leadership including how to:

  • Utilize mission, vision, and values to focus on key priorities
  • Ensure ethical management and organization social responsibility
  • Lead strategically and break down department and division silos
  • Direct major change initiatives
  • Design and implement an effective leadership succession process
  • Master positive political skills
  • Build internal & external alignments, coalitions and networks
  • Develop a strong working relationship with the boss by successfully “Influencing UP”
  • Effectively manage resources and identify contribution to the bottom line
  • Drive innovation via creative, collaborative problem solving

Participants work in classroom "learning teams" and with an internal accountability partner to develop and implement an Initiative Improvement Plan. New knowledge and skills are applied to specific organization initiatives, based on actual workplace issues or situations, and the results are presented during a Capstone event.

SCHEDULE (2014-2015)

Course Location Dates Meets No Class
Leadership Core Competencies Irvine Apr 11 - Jul 18, 2014 F, 8:00a-11:30am 05/23 & 07/04
Leadership Core Competencies Online Apr 28 - Aug 08, 2014   Weeks 05/26 & 06/30
Leadership Core Competencies Irvine Apr 10 - Jul 17, 2015 F, 8:00a-11:30am 05/22 & 07/03
Coaching for Results Irvine Sept 12 - Nov 14, 2014 F, 8:00a-11:30am  
Leading Organizations Irvine Jan 16 - Mar 27, 2015 F, 8:00a-11:30am  

TUITION

  • Leadership Core Competencies: $1,575 per participant, manual included
  • Coaching for Results: $1,225 per participant, manual included
  • Leading Organizations: $1,575 per participant, manual included

A 10% corporate discount is available to organizations registering five or more employees. A $100 discount is available to current PIHRA members. Please contact Angela Cheng for your discount code.

CREDITS:

  • Leadership Core Competencies: 4.5 CEUs
  • Coaching for Results: 3.5 CEUs
  • Leading Organizations: 4.5 CEUs

BOOKS:

  • Leadership Core Competencies: Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillian and Switzler; Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Bradberry and Greaves
  • Leading Organizations: Work of Leaders by Straw, Scullard, Kukkonen and Davis

Books must be purchased separately and may be purchased through the Brandman Bookstore.