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We hear it all the time: Today’s business environment is disruptive, chaotic, and constantly changing. Whether you’re dealing with a planned initative, volatile industry, or unexpected situation, change is inevitable. In this climate, leaders and managers must help employees survive—and also thrive.

This four-unit certificate is designed to help established and aspiring managers build employee engagement and performance in a constantly changing environment. Courses are taught by knowledgeable instructors who draw from years of experience working with public and private organizations, local and global NGOS, nonprofits, and government agencies.

Study Timely, Relevant Material

Recent studies by the Center for Creative Leadership show that leadership is evolving and approaches focused on flexibility, collaboration, and collective leadership are expected to become a high priority. This emerging view of leadership as an inclusive and collective activity occurring throughout organizations stresses the need for employees at all levels to develop their leadership capacity as they prepare for future careers and roles.

Add Value to Your Organization

Employees trained to help others thrive amid change will be valuable to employers no matter their position. Coursework that emphasizes innovation and agility will level up your skills and help you remain competitive.

Earn credits toward a degree

If you’re interested in continuing your education, you can apply credits earned in this certificate toward a bachelor’s degree.

You’ll Walk Away With:

  • The ability to develop and apply social and emotional intelligence in diverse organizational contexts
  • Knowledge of the factors and conditions necessary to sustain employee engagement
  • Insights about practices that enhance engagement and thriving in organizations
  • Familiarity with design thinking principles and their application
  • Skills that drive entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, and creativity
  • Tools for approaching complex change and evolving outcomes


Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.

Read more about Admission Requirements to Certificate Programs


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