Program Description

This Leadership Essentials Certificate is ideal to help the learners move up in their organizations by providing skills in leadership, management, team building and operations. This certificate is intended to train and upgrade supervisors, managers and aspiring supervisors and managers. The certificate is also beneficial to lead persons and labor union officials.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $2,408
Books & Supplies: $245

Financial Aid

Not Available


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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau
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at Spencer
at Wittenberg
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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Effectively use the elements, principles and relationships in team building processes
  • Analyze the elements and relationships regarding personal leadership development
  • Apply techniques and theories of production operations
  • Demonstrate leadership through supervisory management methods
  • Assess their personal styles and skills


The Leadership Essentials Certificate is a 15 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

Team Building And Problem Solving 3.00
Essential Skills For The Business Professional 3.00

Second Term

Leading Strategically 3.00
Management Principles 3.00
Managing Human Resources 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Leadership Essentials Certificate Earns You:

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