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Leadership Certificate - NEW!

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Whether you are a new manager or a seasoned leader, this program will offer you the knowledge and practical applications to achieve your leadership potential. Based on the works of Peter Drucker, Warren Bennis, William Marston, Ken Blanchard and others, this curriculum was designed by successful business leaders and organization specialists to provide proven strategies for individual and organizational success. This series is designed for managers and executives responsible for leading others and for managing the work of their organizations. Individuals aspiring to management, team and project leads, and supervisors will also find value in the course content.

The Leadership Certificate courses are conducted ONLINE.

Registration and Tuition:
This course consists of 3 required courses each consisting of 4 online sessions and one 30 minute Web information call.  Tuition is $1,600 plus one time $20 registration fee ($200 savings!), or you can register for each course individually with a $20 registration fee per semester. To register for courses please click on the Course Browser/Registration

Note for those who register and pay in full online: Please call/come in to our office at 212.650.3850 to register and choose your class schedule per semester. If you wish to do a Payment plan, please come to our office E1022 ( Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Learn more about the benefits of registering for the entire certificate program.

SemesterCourseDayDateTime30 Minute Web Info Call
Summer 2013 Leadership Wednesday August 7,17,21,28 9:30am-1:30pm July 30th, 3pm sharp
Fall 2013 Organization Assessment and Strategic Planning Wednesday October 9, 16,23,30 9:30am-1:30pm October 2nd, 3pm sharp
Fall 2013 People Management Wednesday November 6,13,20,27 9:30am-1:30pm October 30th, 3pm sharp

Course Information:
Integrating Leadership with Strategic Thinking and Change Management

Leadership $600
According to Warren Bennis,“the manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.” Leadership and management are not the same thing. Managers tend to day-to-day operations and oversight and direct the efforts of others, while leaders look toward the future and inspire others to follow the vision. They create an environment in which people and organizations succeed. This course focuses on the three foundations of Leadership: vision, alignment and execution.  Each element is explored and participants will gain not only an appreciation for the qualities of a leader, but practical models to help them lead others.

The course has four modules:

  • Creating Change: An Introduction to Leadership
    Define your leadership foundation and skills to create excitement around organizational change
  • Vision: Creating a Goal Star
    Create a clear purpose that is meaningful to customers and energizing to staff
  • Alignment: Gaining commitment to perform
    Practical strategies to align your team to perform at a higher level
  • Execution: Fulfilling the plan
    Tools and strategies for making good on the promise of your vision

Organization Assessment and Strategic Planning $600
Whether you are starting up a new business or re-energizing one, this course will walk you through a comprehensive process of self-assessment and strategic planning to guide you to new opportunity and success in the marketplace. This course is intended for those leaders involved in organizational planning. In this course, you will:

  • Complete an organization "as-is analysis"
    You will create an inventory of your organization's present state which will serve as a reference point for your work.
  • Complete an assessment of external and internal factors that point to future opportunities
    You will complete a PEST Analysis which will provide information on external factors that have an influence on your future organization as well as a SWOT Analysis to determine internal capability.  With this information, you will identify key opportunities for your organization.
  • Review your mission
    You will create a clearly defined mission that will serve as the cornerstone for all decisions impacting your organization.
  • Define core services and products
    Based on the data that you have gathered from previous exercises, you will define the core competencies (products and services) that have the greatest appeal to customers and stakeholders.
  • Establish performance indicators
    You will develop metrics to monitor your progress on set performance measures.
  • Create your brand and marketing plan
    "It's not the same old newspaper ad!"  You will create your unique value proposition and a multi-channel communication and marketing strategy.

People Management $600
A manager’s job is to get results through others. As simple as this may sound, it is significantly different from the role of an individual contributor. This course presents practical, hands-on tools to successfully manage day-to-day operations. It is particularly useful for those who supervise the day to day work of others: managers, supervisors, team leads and project leads. This course covers the following topics:

  • Organizational culture: your cornerstone for management success
    People experience the culture of the organization in corporate policies and processes, but their daily experience is the culture that you create for them. You will identify the culture of your organization and your own leadership style and create a plan for employee engagement.
  • Performance Management: empowering employees to take ownership
    You will learn how to address performance issues by utilizing the performance model developed by Robert Mager and provide meaningful performance feedback to non-performing employees and those who perform.
  • Adaptive management techniques
    A good manager practices “constructive manipulation.”  That is, they adapt their own leadership behavior to the developmental and motivational needs of their team members.  You will learn practical models to positively affect individual and team performance.
  • Employment compliance
    A review of manager’s responsibilities under federal employment law - you will learn strategies for handling difficult situations that will minimize risk to your organization.
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
    You will develop the skill to effectively mediate employee conflict.


Course Status
If enrollment for a course does not reach a required level, the course will be canceled. However, when maximum enrollment is reached, the course will be closed immediately and the names of interested registrants will be put on a wait list and notified on a “first come” basis if an opening occurs. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Students’ progress is measured through examinations, research and writing assignments, and classroom participation. A grade of A, B, or C is required in each course certification. A passing grade is 73=C.

Attendance Requirements
Students are required to attend all the classes and be on time. If absence occurs, the student is responsible for making up missed assignments. The instructor maintains and submits attendance records for each student.

Retake Policy
If a student fails a course, CE will send him or her a letter to retake the course, free of charge, within one year. This privilege can only be exercised once for the duration of the program. If a student is unable to complete or has to drop a course, please state the reason in writing and send to Continuing Education. With all retakes, the registration fee must be paid, if applicable, when registering.

Continuing Education’s certification programs are offered for no college credit. A certificate is awarded to students who successfully meet the requirements explained in the CE bulletin.

Continuing Education Certificate Programs are part-time non-credited courses and therefore we do not issue student visas.  To apply for a student visa, students must be enrolled in a full-time credited college program or an ESL studies program.  For more information on Continuing Education's ESL program please click here: International English Language Institute

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