Featured Courses

This seminar focuses on project management concepts and provides the basic skills required to effectively manage a project and project team.

August 1-22, 2024, Founders Union, Rm 136A
February 6-27, 2025, 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.

May 27, 2025 to June 5, 2025, Online
Designed with the franchisee and franchisor in mind, our Foundations of Franchising 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.

Inquire about upcoming sessions at ExecEd@louisville.edu.

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.
Executive Education at the the University of Louisville's College of Business introduces a new competency-based approach to solving real communication challenges in the workplace. Through a holistic methodology to communication across the spectrum of workplace challenges, attendees will earn a Strategic Communication Certificate by first completing an online self-paced elearning module developed by UofL faculty, and subsequently attending four half-day problem-based seminars to apply proven strategies to real organizational problems while receiving personalized feedback from highly-trained facilitators. Individuals who earn a Strategic Communication Certificate will be prepared to lead their teams through complicated challenges with sophisticated communication skills.

Who should seek this certificate? Executives, managers and aspiring leaders at all levels in their career and company will benefit from earning this certificate. With up to 85% of professional work requiring collaboration, sophisticated communication skills that can be directly applied to solve dynamic and complicated problems is extremely important for leaders or those seeking leadership opportunities. Therefore, this certificate is designed for current and future managers who seek to lead others through modern organizational challenges via strategic communication.

What makes this certificate unique? This certificate builds on the foundations of the University of Louisville's internationally-recognized business communication program. It is developed and facilitated by UofL faculty who have extensive backgrounds, research, and experience with the subject. Moreover, the certificate is designed to be oriented toward real-world problem-solving and practical application, with real time feedback to evaluate effectiveness. Courses were designed from research and interviews with executives to identify and address complicated challenges facing modern organizations.

How and when will courses be delivered? This program includes both face-to-face and self-paced online content. Attendees will first gain access to the self-paced online Strategic Managerial Communication Bootcamp. This bootcamp will introduce attendees to critical competencies and the foundational principles underscoring the numerous communication strategies embedded throughout the certificate. Pre-work submissions will be required in this module prior to participating in the challenges/courses that are listed below. Portions of the pre-work will be used to construct and enrich the challenges that each attendee will address during his/her time in class. This online bootcamp will take approximately four hours to complete.

Upon conclusion of the bootcamp, participants will attend a two-day classroom workshop. This workshop will cover four workplace challenges and the ways that excellent communicators can navigate through them. Upon conclusion of the bootcamp and the challenge-based courses, you will be awarded a certificate in Strategic Communication from the University of Louisville!

Program Outline
  • Strategic Communication Bootcamp (self-paced asynchronous, online, roughly 3 hours)
  • Workshop Day 1 (in-person)
    • Challenge: Communicating Change
    • Challenge: Communicating Conflict
  • Workshop Day 2 (in-person)
    • Challenge: Communicating Across Generations
    • Challenge: Communicating Feedback
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.
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!
What comes to mind when you think of great leaders? You might think of the compassion and courage of Harriet Tubman; the resilience and decisiveness of Winston Churchill; or the integrity and commitment to justice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Or you may think of a person in your own life who inspires you to strive toward excellence.

In any context, great leaders are those who stand out because they rise above; they are those who exhibit such exceptional qualities, or virtues, that they inspire others to follow their example. These are not innate and immutable traits of extraordinary people, but rather skills and conscious behaviors that any person can practice. Every circumstance provides an opportunity to exhibit particular virtues, and we can hone our sense of moral insight to identify the virtues relevant to the situation at hand.

Positive Leadership occurs when a person exhibits all of the virtues relevant in a given situation, and in so doing inspires others to follow in their example. Positive Leaders elevate those around them and plant the seeds for a culture of ethical excellence within their organizations.

In the Positive Leadership Certificate, learners develop skills for recognizing, comprehending, and transforming both challenging and routine situations so that the people involved can all achieve more excellence. You will be part of a community of learners who work together in real time, both within and outside of the classroom, to ensure that the concepts you learn in the classroom can be put into practice immediately in your workplace. By completing this program, you will cultivate the insight to inspire others and become a leader who elevates your organization and the people within it.
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.