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

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Explores skills that are essential for business professionals to succeed in a variety of organizational environments. Learners develop skills related to time management, goal setting, delegation, stress management, assertive communication, emotional intelligence, and training and development.

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Apply the skills and tools necessary to facilitate team development and effectiveness, solve complex problems, pinpoint the root cause of conflict, and resolve issues between team members. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of teamwork, perform the necessary roles in a team, facilitate the stages of team development, conduct conflict resolution, evaluate potential causes of a problem, develop multiple approaches to problem solving and decision making, exhibit the ability to build consensus and commitment, utilize a systematic approach to defining and solving problems and implement various methods for evaluating results based on established criteria and metrics.

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Learners apply the skills and tools necessary to fulfill a leadership role in the workplace. Each learner will: evaluate leadership skills, demonstrate leadership effectiveness, meet organizational requirements, carry out individual and group motivation strategies, implement mission, vision and goal setting, display ethical behavior, establish a personal leadership style, practice situational leadership, understand the impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change and effective conflict resolution.

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Gain knowledge and develop the expertise necessary to apply the tools needed to perform essential supervisory and managerial functions. Learners will develop the ability to provide timely and constructive feedback, evaluate and improve performance, conduct performance appraisals, conduct employee mentoring, provide workforce training and coaching, communicate effectively and create a motivating environment. Each learner will: demonstrate the application of important management and supervisory roles including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling, analysis, delegation, problem-solving, decision-making, team development, leadership, motivation, training and staff development.

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Learners apply the skills and tools necessary to identify, acquire and effectively direct employee abilities to meet workforce and organizational challenges and goals. Each learner will: demonstrate the relevance of the supervisor's role in human resources management, explore the impacts of EEOC, write job descriptions, develop recruitment and selection strategies, conduct job interviews, carry out staff on-boarding and orientations, develop workplace policies and procedures, develop and implement training and development programs, execute performance appraisal and management, provide coaching and effectively utilize compensation and benefit strategies.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SHRM Certification

Test-Out Option Term Definitions


An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.


A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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If you have questions about this program, please contact our Career Coaches at 715.803.1645.

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at or 715.803.1796.