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Emerging Leaders Certificate

Developing your capacity to lead your staff, team or organization can make you a skilled leader – as human capital is one of the most important assets you have. Leadership development can help to establish your place within your organization or industry.

The Emerging Leaders Certificate program is for talented professionals who are new to management (two to five years). Curriculum enables participants to develop and strengthen their leadership skills. The Emerging Leaders program introduces and reinforces the five key principles of leadership: Self-knowledge, valuing others, integrity, personal accountability and change management.

Earn your Emerging Leader Certificate from UWM – Wisconsin’s premier public, urban university. Increase your potential and value in the workplace. Instructors with real-world experience provide up-to-date knowledge in small group sessions.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who are new to management (five years or less) and those aspiring to take on management or leadership positions.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Define and set personal management values and goals
  • Develop coaching models that support growth of staff
  • Develop skills to be an active listener
  • Understand how to manage in difficult situations
  • Gain skills and an understanding of emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • Develop supervisory skills that allow for clear communication, productive feedback, conflict management, delegation and team building
  • Understand financial statements and use financial information for better decision making
  • Learn how to manage change both upwardly and laterally


Curriculum Requirements

Earn the certificate by completing 5 core courses and 2 elective courses within 3 years.

Oerlikon Supervisors - UWM-SCE Emerging Leaders Certificate

Earn the certificate by completing 5 core courses and 2 elective courses within 3 years.

Business Coach Approach

Wed.-Thu., Mar. 8-9, 2017

Essential Skills for Supervisors

Thu.-Fri., Dec. 8-9

Tue.-Wed., June 6-7, 2017

Essentials of Leadership

Tue.-Wed., Nov. 8-9

Thu.-Fri., Apr. 20-21, 2017

Managing Change

Wed., Feb. 1, 2017

Earn the certificate by completing 5 core courses and 2 electives within 3 years.

Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills

Wed.-Thu., Dec. 14-15

Thu.-Fri., June 22-23, 2017

Handling Difficult Conversations

Tue., Nov. 15

Tue., May 16, 2017

Influence Without Authority

Tue., Feb. 14, 2017

Negotiation Skills

Tue., Nov. 1

Fri., Mar. 31, 2017