Washington University in St. Louis
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Leadership Development

For sustained business success, strong leadership and sound decision-making skills are essential across all levels of the organization. The TLCenter offers two comprehensive Technical Leadership Development Certificate Programs and five specialized Certificate Programs featuring an array of professional development courses designed to provide a solid leadership foundation for high-potential talent, as well as bolster the skills of the seasoned manager. Participants become equipped with the skills needed to  coach, motivate and drive decision making. Discover how our in-person and virtual online courses create a flexible learning experience designed to develop the effective leadership skills every organization requires. Explore our courses

Why choose the Technology & Leadership Center at Washington University in St. Louis?

> High-impact, "stackable" courses designed for immediate ROI

> Structured professional development, taught by industry experts

> Training partner for continuing PDUs

> Short, in-person and online courses offered throughout the year

Comprehensive Leadership Certificates

Technical Leadership Certificate

Technical Leadership Certificate

Participants in the Technical Leadership Certificate Program will learn and achieve the leadership development skills needed to increase team and organizational effectiveness. Students in this leadership training program must complete 11 courses in total from the Communication, Coaching, Performance Management, Conflict Management and Change Management competencies to earn the Technical Leadership certificate. This leadership development program can also be customized to fit specific organizational development needs. 

Advanced Technical Leadership Certificate

Advanced Technical Leadership Certificate

Earning the Advanced Technical Leadership Certification ensures employers that you can deliver results. By completing the Technical Leadership Certificate, along with the classes from the Advanced Technical Leadership Certificate and the panel with instructors and staff, you’ll have a leadership skill set that will allow you to effectively manage performance, communicate effectively, execute strategy and increase productivity, engage employees, and achieve results through others.

Specialized Leadership Certificates

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Communication Certificate

Participants in the Communication Certificate Program will learn public speaking, business strategy writing, mass media and other interpersonal communication styles to help build a foundation and develop more effective leadership skills. Minimum required to earn certificate: 4 courses.

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Coaching Certificate

Participants in the Coaching Certificate Program will learn how to create a space for daily coaching opportunities between those in leadership roles and team colleagues. Minimum required to earn certificate: 4 courses.

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Performance Management Certificate

In order to maximize alignment to goals and top business priorities, participants in the Performance Management Certificate Program will learn how to conduct more impactful discussions across the enterprise. Minimum required to earn certificate: 4 courses.

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Change Management Certificate

Participants in the Change Management Certificate Program will learn project management techniques and methodologies for effectively implementing organizational change as well as change initiatives like new processes, products and structures. Minimum required to earn certificate: 4 courses.

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Conflict Management Certificate

Participants in the Conflict Management Certificate Program will learn effective communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills to help manage conflicts and restore focus to the company’s business goals. Minimum required to earn certificate: 4 courses.


Interested in developing a customized leadership certificate program in your organization?

We can work with your human resources department or leadership development officers to build a program to meet your need. Please contact Client Relationship Manager, Ellen Boyne


"I love the breakdown of the course. There are strategies that I could apply as soon as tomorrow with presenting to my stakeholders." Writing, Speaking and Presenting with Confidence - Advanced Technical Leadership Certificate Program
"I rated this overall an exceptional class. The materials, discussions, and outcomes are all applicable for use every day." Conversations to Inspire Performance - Technical Leadership Certificate Program
"Great for both leaders and direct reports!" Setting Goals and Reviewing Results - Technical Leadership Certificate Program
"Class had strong interaction with participants and was very relevant to the current changes going on in my role." Driving Change - Technical Leadership Development Certificate Program
"This is a perfect capstone class and the most directly relevant to a leader's most difficult job" Resolving Workplace Conflict - Technical Leadership Development Certificate Program