Featured Courses

The University of Louisville's premiere Leadership Conference. Join a panel of top leadership experts from across the University. This TED Talk inspired day of learning and dialogue will provide an opportunity for you to grapple with the leadership lessons learned amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic while networking with current and aspiring business leaders from across the city.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022, Cardinal Stadium-PNC Club
Part 1 of the Positive Leadership Series. This course focuses on Inspiring Profound Collaboration through the virtues of Trust, Inclusivity, Gratitude and Generosity.


January 26, 2022 to March 2, 2022, Founders Union, Rm 136A
April 12, 2022 to May 17, 2022, Founders Union, Rm 136A
This seminar focuses on project management concepts and provides the basic skills required to effectively manage a project and project team.


February 3-24, 2022, Founders Union, Rm 136A
March 17-18, 2022, Founders Union, Rm 136A
May 31, 2022 to June 9, 2022, Online
Designed with the franchisee and franchisor in mind, our Franchise Management Certificate Bootcamp has the rigor and reputation you expect from a nationally ranked, AACSB-accredited college. Enrich your skillset through courses in franchise law, human resources management, finance, strategic planning, and more.


February 14, 2022 to March 27, 2022, Online
June 6, 2022 to July 17, 2022, Online

Certificate Programs

What is Project Management?
Project management is a growing profession that is used by every industry. Skilled project managers lead initiatives that improve productivity, financial performance, process improvement, and more.

The demand for certified PMP® and CAPM® professionals grows every year. According to the Project Management Institute® (PMI), employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. This means skilled project managers are in high demand.

The University of Louisville's Project Management Certificate will help you achieve more in your role by equipping you with the job skills that you need to perform. This program includes the Fundamentals of Project Management and the Project Management: Practical Applications courses. If you are pursuing the PMP® credential, you will also find value in the PMP® Exam Facilitated Study course, which will help prepare you for the rigorous PMP® Exam. Either the Project Management Certificate Program or the PMP® Exam Facilitated Study course will fulfill the formal education requirements needed to apply for the Project Management Professional® (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM) exams.
Building a successful franchise may feel like standing on the shoulders of giants, but not every question can be answered through simply affiliating with a known brand. From fledgling franchisee to upscaling an established business, the University of Louisville Franchise Management Certificate Bootcamp empowers you to embrace your full entrepreneurial potential.

Designed with both the franchisee and franchisor in mind, our Franchise Management Certificate Bootcamp has the rigor and reputation you expect from a nationally ranked, AACSB-accredited college. Enrich your skillset through courses in franchise law, human resources management, finance, strategic planning, and more.
What would happen if organizations truly claimed the potential inherent in their people, resources, and operations? Unfortunately, organizations often fail to claim opportunities; managers let employees' skills, knowledge, and motivation go unused; and customers and markets are often lost for lack of insight. We may not even recognize these lost opportunities because we do not know where to look for them.

Positive leadership begins with insight. People who use positive perspectives to acquire insight see potential that others do not see, and come up with ideas of ways to act that inspire others so that they want to contribute. They strive to become their best selves at work, and in doing so, claim unused potential.

Within the Positive Leadership Certificate, we offer four programs for leadership development that accelerate people's ability to acquire insight and become leaders who claim potential that others do not even see. Within these programs you will be part of a community of learners who work together in real time, both within and outside of the classroom, to cultivate skills for recognizing, comprehending, and transforming both challenging and routine situations so that the people involved can all achieve more excellence.
Optimize your team's performance and cultivate effective leadership skills with UofL Executive Education's Transformative Leadership Certificate. Now more than ever, a team's success is built upon the chemistry between teammates, paced by stable, agile leadership. From self-reflection to practical application, the Transformative Leadership Certificate consists of 5 online sessions. Executive Education offers a special pre-course assessment utilizing ProScan and TeamScan surveys. Provided at no extra charge, these tools help calibrate your leadership strengths and team needs, to maximize your learning experience!
We need braver leaders and more courageous cultures in order to be successful in today's complex, rapidly changing environment. Brave leadership is not an innate and immutable quality possessed only by the most exceptional among us, but rather a set of skills and behaviors that are teachable, observable, and measurable. Daring leadership requires that we stay curious, lean into difficult conversations, and be vulnerable instead of armoring up. The Dare to Lead™ program dives into the future of leadership, ethical decision making, and organizational success through the lens of bravery and courage by tackling the four skill sets of brave leadership: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living into Our Values, BRAVING Trust, and Learning to Rise.

Dare to Lead™ is designed for ANYONE who is ready to embrace brave leadership, shed their armor, and show up with their whole heart in their work and life. You, your team, and your organization will learn how to have tough conversations, address employees fears and feelings that show up during change and upheaval, build trust, identify personal values, reset after failure, and so much more - all of which are meant to support leader agility, team effectiveness, and culture change.
If you want an in-depth training experience that will give you a solid knowledge base and skill set for developing competitive, high-quality grant applications, this is the training for you.

Through this intensive, hands-on workshop, you will walk away with the knowledge and skills of how to develop a competitive grant proposal.

Over three days you will draft all sections of a grant proposal, including a needs statement, goal/case statement, objectives, project description, logic model, program evaluation, budget and budget justification. You will also learn tools and techniques that will set your grant proposal apart.

This program is ideal for the beginner or intermediate grants professional working in education or a grant-ready nonprofit organization. The program will help grant-seeking become less intimidating.
In this program, you will learn to apply the Lean Six Sigma methodology to improve your business processes and solve problems. Excellent problem solving is structured, data-driven, customer focused and based on teamwork. With this world-renowned methodology, you will be able to accelerate problem solving and build effective systems by building skills in areas like change management, project management and internal consulting.

At the end of this program, you will be more confident in your ability to solve business problems and improve processes. You will also be exposed to a lifetime of learning about solving more complex business problems.