Leadership & Management Certificate

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There are many schools of thought concerning leadership. If you believe that within the scope of every job and position, the potential for leadership not only exists, but is demanded, this program is for you. Whether you are a supervisor, manager, team or project leader, or someone who wants to enhance their leadership and management abilities, this certificate program will focus on a variety of skills that enable you to become a better leader and manager. Leadership ability is not bestowed by high rank or title; it is an ability to motivate and influence others, to instill vision and purpose, and to guide others to accomplish the overarching goals of the organization.

This program is offered in Portsmouth and in Manchester. The core program consists of the High Performing Leadership Residential Program or the Applied Leadership Institute, plus three electives chosen from a variety of topics. The program provides an opportunity for you to explore the attributes of leadership and management that will enhance your skills, knowledge, and capabilities as a leader. You are required to complete the program within two years. For those wishing to complete the program sooner, sufficient topics are offered each year.


  • Completion of 1 Required Workshop/Conference (listed below)
  • Completion of 3 Electives (listed below)

Required Workshops (Choose 1)


*Note: Some courses may not be currently available. Please contact us with any scheduling questions.


Applied Leadership Institute

The Applied Leadership Institute is comprised of three one-day sessions aimed at helping participants become transformational leaders who can create significant improvements in their organization's operational performance.

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High Performing Leadership

This multi-day residential program for leaders and managers will combine a variety of activities, team and group discussions, presentations, and case studies that are designed to help you become a high performing leader.

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Women's Leadership Programs (Choose 1)*

Women's Leadership Retreat is a new two-day leadership retreat designed for women, by women, to capitalize on innate female leadership strengths ideally suited for complex 21st Century work environments.  View Upcoming Offerings

Lead Like a Woman is a seminar designed to give you the confidence and skills necessary to advance in work settings reflective of today’s “new normal”: reactive, frequently understaffed, and highly dependent on the talent readiness of its workforce.  View Upcoming Offerings

*Participants are only required to enroll in one of the above Women's Leadership programs to qualify for the certificate program.



Electives (Choose 3)


*Note: Some courses may not be currently available. Please contact us with any scheduling questions.