Leadership Development Certificate

Leadership effectiveness is an important factor today when organizations must simultaneously cut budgets while retaining and nurturing talent. Every organization needs skilled leaders to allocate limited resources and to create a work environment that encourages employees’ growth, involvement, commitment, and retention. All of our instructors are industry professionals that deliver expert instruction that help to create solutions that ensure relevant, continuous development that will help create future leaders.


Who Should Attend

This program will be beneficial to any leader, supervisor, or manager—particularly those new to their role who are interested in achieving leadership excellence through a personal journey that explores values alignment, communication strategies, and ethical values. It will also help prepare new managers and supervisors to be more effective leaders.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to define aspects of leadership and be able to explore its relationship to not only concepts, theories, and models they have learned in class, but also to real-life scenarios in the workplace and business community. In addition, a student will be able to connect leadership development to leadership behaviors.

Program Scope and Sequence

A Penn State certificate is awarded upon completion of the four required courses. Participants not wishing to take the entire sequence are welcome to take any course that interests them pending prerequisite knowledge. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per ten (10) hours of classroom contact.

Note:  The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances

Spring 2022/Fall 2022 Course Schedule 

All courses will be delivered remotely via Zoom.

BUSAD 5520 Leading Change in Organizations
6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, January 13 to February 24
Register online

BUSAD 5604 Strategic Planning
6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, March 17 
Registration link coming soon 

BUSAD 5526 Developing Personal Leadership
Fall 2022 dates coming soon 

BUSAD 5701 Decision Making
Fall 2022 dates coming soon 

For more information or registration details, call 717-749-4117 or email [email protected].