This Leadership Certificate from Wake Technical Community College is designed to be an overview of the major functions of leadership and management with an emphasis on critical thinking. Leadership is a process in which a person guides others towards a common goal, showing by example, and creating an environment in which team members feel actively involved in the entire process. With the Leadership Certificate program, students will identify their development goals and empower their leadership strengths at the same time. Students may also expand their understanding of leadership, identify their leadership style and make a clear path to implementation for their team or firm.
Emphasis is placed on exploring the theories and techniques of leadership and teamwork coupled with the management principles of planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Students should be able to identify and analyze a personal philosophy and style of leadership and integrate these concepts in various practical situations using moral and ethical judgments honed during this program. Upon completion, students should be able to work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of leadership and management. During the program, students will engage in the discussion, critique and application of leadership theories, advanced organizational behavior, team dynamics, and strategic leadership. This program explores the field of leadership through classic readings and research on such topics as the history of leadership, leader disposition, motivation, charismatic leadership, transformational leadership, and servant leadership. Emphasis will be placed on critiquing contemporary leadership research that addresses current leadership challenges for individuals, groups, and organizations.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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