Graduate Certificates

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Hone your leadership and organizational skills.

Charter Oak's Graduate certificate programs are perfect for professionals and adult learners seeking continuing education and career advancement opportunities.

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Choose from the following certificate programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is designed to allow students to pursue graduate-level advanced studies in the subject area of leadership including assessing their own personal leadership style, critically examining organizational challenges, and analyzing the various aspects of organizational interactions at the individual, group and organizational levels. This will be accomplished by drawing upon the student's current knowledge and "real world" experiences while exploring in-depth theoretical knowledge, methods, and concepts that focus on organizational and individual leadership competencies.

This certificate is 12 credits, 6 of which must be taken at Charter Oak. All courses must be completed with a grade of B or above.

Certificate Requirements
  • OEL 501: Learning Community3 credits
  • OEL 520: Personal Leadership3 credits
  • OEL 525: Group Process & Team Dynamics3 credits
  • OEL 610: Intercultural/Global Perspectives3 credits
  • Total:12 credits
Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete a Leadership certificate will be able to:

  1. Assess and design learning communities, explain complexities of organizational design and structure, and construct organizational leadership strategies.
  2. Evaluate and formulate individual leadership style, effective communication skills, and construct effective organizational leadership strategies.
  3. Recommend how to develop effective groups supported by strategies that support intercultural/global interrelationships.

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is designed to allow students to pursue graduate-level advanced studies in the subject area of nonprofit leadership, to manage a nonprofit organization, plan and implement fundraising initiatives, market and brand a nonprofit organization, effect organizational change, and create a mission and strategies that focus on creating beneficial social impact.

This certificate is 12 credits, 6 of which must be taken at Charter Oak. All courses must be completed with a grade of B or above.

Certificate Requirements
  • OEL 501: Learning Community3 credits
  • OEL 553: Nonprofit Management3 credits
  • OEL 554: Nonprofit Resource Development & Fundraising3 credits
  • OEL 655: Role of Nonprofits in Fostering Social Change3 credits
  • Total:12 credits
Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete a Nonprofit Leadership certificate will be able to:

  1. Assess and design learning communities, explain complexities of organizational design and structure, and construct organizational leadership strategies.
  2. Develop strategies that support the advancement of an organization’s mission and formulate change strategies that support a continual changing landscape for nonprofit organizations.
  3. Apply various nonprofit fundraising principles and practices to accomplish the organization’s financial goals.

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development is designed to allow students to pursue graduate-level advanced studies in the subject area of organizational development, analyze and design high performing organizations; apply coaching, mentoring, and motivational models, and develop leadership skills to lead strategic change initiatives.

This certificate is 12 credits, 6 of which must be taken at Charter Oak. All courses must be completed with a grade of B or above.

Certificate Requirements
  • OEL 501: Learning Community3 credits
  • OEL 530: Organizational Development Landscape3 credits
  • OEL 615: Developing & Leading Others3 credits
  • OEL 643: Leading Organizational Change3 credits
  • Total:12 credits
Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete an Organizational Development certificate will be able to:

  1. Assess and design learning communities and construct organizational leadership strategies.
  2. Design and implement organizational change processes.
  3. Construct organizational leadership strategies and explain the complexities of organizational design and the interconnection between organizational structures.


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