Certificate Details

The Vanderbilt Certificate in Leadership Excellence was crafted to help fulfill your potential as a leader. Comprised of a carefully selected series of four programs, you will learn, discuss and experience both fundamentals of leadership and advanced approaches with tenured faculty, visiting professors and content experts.

This certificate program will help you better lead your organization by providing a comprehensive set of tools essential to leading individuals, teams and organizations. Through the four programs in this series, you will master techniques to create a high-performance culture, enhance the performance of your team through effective coaching and development, balance competing organizational demands and effectively lead change within the organization.

Required Programs

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Executive Leadership  (three days)

This fast-paced and highly interactive program will help you become a stronger leader and will teach you strategies for building a shared vision, motivating people and leading change effectively.

Leadership Coaching  (two days)

This intensely focused program will help you strengthen your organization by developing the distinct set of competencies to more effectively coach, motivate, recruit and retain high-performance employees.

Leading Change  (two days)

This engaging program will help you lead change initiatives that succeed, build support for embracing and sustaining change and adopt best-practice strategies for applying course learning to an actual project in your organization.

Negotiation Skills for Managers  (two days)

This program provides an analytical framework for approaching negotiation scenarios and will help you build skills as a negotiator with both internal and external constituents, handle disputes and help your organization function more effectively.

Who is this certificate for?

This certificate is right for those who need to intensely focus on building the specific skills necessary to be a highly effective leader.

  • CEO, board member or senior executive
  • Entrepreneur or small-business owner
  • Manager at any level or function

Program length

Nine days over a 36-month (three-year) period.

Program Cost

$9,000 (Price includes all materials, breakfast and lunch; lodging and travel not included).

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