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Non-Credit Certificate Program in Conscious Leadership and Team Management

Learn practices and tools that will make you a better leader, equipped to build trust and shape team culture.

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At a Glance

3 months to 3 years
$1,600 per course
$3,200 for certificate

The Conscious Leadership certificate at The University of Chicago offers training in self-assessment and management theory, with students building a foundation of professional excellence to manage teams and individuals with confidence.

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The online program with synchronous sessions employs a multi-pronged approach to creative leadership, the handling of complex problems, and navigating change. Designed for emerging leaders, supervisors, and managers, this certificate consists of two courses and can be completed in as little as three months, part-time.

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Designed for emerging leaders, supervisors, and managers seeking to grow their toolkit for team management

This certificate employs a multi-pronged approach to creative leadership, the handling of complex problems, and navigating change. Extraordinary leaders are thoughtful and intentional, able to pull from the myriad solutions in their toolbox to manage organizations and human capital. For each apparent obstacle, leaders must remain open and honest, recognizing that success and failure begins and ends with their ability to be self-aware, socially competent, and appreciative of relationships at each level of the business.

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Leadership development is a personal journey

Today's dynamic and increasingly international work environment can be volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Companies are facing new leadership challenges as they navigate multiple generations of leaders, rapidly changing technologies, and a shortage of individuals who can consistently innovate and inspire others to perform. It is no longer enough to respond to these challenges with intelligence and strategy. Rather, today’s effective leader must embrace change as a transformational opportunity and react in a way that is intuitive, collaborative, and demonstrative of resilience and emotional capability. 

Leadership development is a very personal journey. It requires the courage to do ongoing work on oneself in order to attain greater empathy and compassion— components necessary to lead, motivate, and empower others, both individually and as a collective.

With leadership skills, anything is possible

Expert leaders can work almost anywhere. After all, nearly every industry and organization needs talent with the ability to create effective teams, make important strategy decisions, and help resolve conflicts. In particular, organizational leaders tend to specialize in:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources Management
  • Workforce Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Change Management
  • Evaluating Performance of Individuals, Teams, and Organizations

The field of employment for training and development managers will grow at the above-rate of eight percent over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This growth reflects recent shifts in corporate culture: employees are increasingly required to continue their education throughout their careers, while innovation in training methods and learning technology continue apace to encompass social media use, mobile learning, and social networks.

Jobs for top executives are also projected to grow at an above-average rate into the future, with employment growth varying widely by occupation and largely dependent on the rate of industry growth.

Leadership job titles

  • Account Coordinator/Account Manager
  • Change Manager
  • Executive/CEO
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Leadership Development Consultant
  • Operations Director/Operations Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Strategic Communications Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Vice President of People

Average salaries for organizational leadership positions

$ 93 k

Depending on education, experience, and industry, salaries for organizational leadership positions vary widely, with an average salary for a human resources manager at $93,149 and a training and development manager at $61,000 (according to GlassDoor).

Being a leader involves inspiring those people and getting them on board with your vision and the culture of the organization. After all, the culture of the organization, when you’re the leader, is your culture. It’s what you create.

Samantha Coleman, Program Instructor

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