Professional Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Development

Professional Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Development

Classroom Program


9-12 months


12 Units

UCR Extension

Organizations are more than the sum of their parts. Understand the dynamic quality of your particular organization so you can adapt, overcome and stay the course. Understand the tools top leaders use to assess and manage culture, personnel, and resources. Develop leadership approaches for any scenario, including administrative leadership issues, building high-performance teams, managing projects, and more.

Designed For

Mid-level professionals in all types of organizations, including public, private or nonprofit, who may be:

  • Supervising others
  • Setting policy
  • Establishing benchmarks or strategic direction for an organization
  • Aspiring to move into a managerial or executive position

What You'll Learn

  • How to assess an organization's culture and environment
  • How to improve organizational effectiveness
  • Where and when to use certain leadership styles and approaches to improve performance
  • How to more effectively supervise and manage personnel and teams
  • How to manage projects
  • How to set priorities for outcomes and results across the organization

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in private companies, firms, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations in a variety of industries all over the world. They might include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • School Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Director

Real People. Real Results.

“I learned a lot about my personal leadership style and how to successfully lead groups. Also, learning among international students provided a global context and diversity of perspectives.”

Brittnee Agosto

Affirmative Action and Education Specialist
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. High school education or equivalent

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Human Resources Management

MGT X452.1

3 units

Organizational Leadership

MGT X470.46

3 units

Quarter 2

Project Management Essentials

MGT X470.41

3 units

Organizational Behavior Dynamics

MGT X479

3 units

Quarter 3

Leadership Principles and Practices: Supervision and Teambuilding

MGT X469.1

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“Teaching has always been my passion. Business and Management are my areas of interest and in particular, organizational behavior dynamics and organizational leadership. Culture, individual differences, and diversity play a vital role in business and management across the globe. We are currently witnessing global growth, as technology and the international communication effort are rapidly connecting us all.”

Marlon Ware

Logistics Officer
US Marine Corps
Twentynine Palms, CA

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