Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Are you seeking the skills that will allow you to establish yourself as an effective leader? In today's businesses and organizations, more than ever employers are seeking leaders who can champion change, inspire teams, and cultivate a culture of authenticity.

In Champlain College Online's Leadership Graduate Certificate, which is comprised of two 6-credit courses, you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself as a leader and have an opportunity to create a personal mission statement that will continue to evolve as your progress through the program.  You will focus on leading change in organizations, and bringing together diverse people and perspectives, guiding them toward a common goal. 

Each 6-credit course in the certificate program will be completed over an extended 15-week term, allowing you to complete the certificate program in just two semesters. What's more, the courses are fully transferable into Champlain College Online's Master of Science in Executive Leadership should you wish to hone your leadership skills further.

By taking this graduate-level online certificate, you will learn to:

  • Create a personal, authentic leadership mission statement in which continued learning is a key component.
  • Exhibit and reflect upon changes in personal leadership behavior, evidenced by expanded self-knowledge and cultural awareness.
  • Create a vision and develop behaviors to successfully lead a diverse group of people through uncertain environments.
  • Demonstrate the creative and critical thinking skills required of effective organizational change. 

Note: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Standalone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.


Course #Course TitleCredits
MSEL 510 Leadership Foundation: Competencies and Core Values (15-week course) 6
MSEL 520 Organizational Change: Theory and Practice (15-week course) 6
Total Credits to Earn This Certificate:  12