Washington University in St. Louis

Technical Leadership Certificate


It's not about leaders, its about leadership

The Technical Leadership Certificate delivers techniques to motivate and inspire, tools to manage conflict and strategies to lead through influence. Complete 11 courses to earn the certificate or customize the series to fit your needs.

The leadership certificate can be completed in as little as six months, and each competency group can be completed in three to five months. If you miss a course, your progress will be maintained.

Courses Required:

6 courses are required so that you have exposure to key information that is critical to the success of every leader:

MGT700: Foundation for Effective Leadership
MGT624: Communication: Connect Through Conversations
MGT634: Coaching: Move People Forward
MGT640: Strategies for Influencing Others
MGT650: Driving Change
MGT660: Resolving Workplace Conflict

Additional Course Options:

Take at least 1 in each competency group below:

Communication (Choose 1 of 2):
MGT622: Building and Sustaining Trust
MGT620: Writing, Speaking, and Presenting with

Coaching (Choose 1 of 3):
MGT631: High-Impact Feedback & Listening
MGT632: Fostering Innovation
MGT635: Conversations to Inspire Performance

Performance Management (Choose 1 of 3):
MGT641: Setting Goals and Reviewing Results
MGT642: Addressing Poor Performance
MGT644: Strengthening Your Partnerships

Change Management (Choose 1 of 4):
MGT675: Agile Emotional Intelligence (Agile EQ)
MGT652: Executing Strategy at the Front Line
MGT653: Launching a Successful Team
MGT654: Leading Teams: Achieve Together More

Conflict Management (Choose 1 of 4):
MGT695: 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team:
Personal Development
MGT664: Delegation: Engage and Empower People
MGT662: Valuing Differences
MGT663: Navigating Beyond Conflict

Each course will introduce the topic at hand, allow you to learn from others, practice with your peers, and culminate with an individual action plan to implement your new behaviors in the workplace. You will learn a skill, apply it, and build your skill set over the course of this series, which can be completed in as little as six months. If you miss a course, your records and progress will be maintained, and you can complete the series over time.

Register Today