Certificate Programs - Click on titles below for course information

Develop your capacity as a leader.

The Applied Leadership Certificate is designed to support professionals working in a community-based setting who desire to develop their capacity as innovators, problem-solvers and effective community leaders. This program guides participants through four tracks beginning with: (1) an examination of applied leadership, (2) the importance of leveraging emotional intelligence to maximize individual and organizational effectiveness, (3) the utilization of lateral thinking to execute mission-aligned strategy, and (4) the role of project management to effectively manage large scale, social impact projects.

Participants must complete all four courses to earn the certificate.

Courses

Estimates show the workforce now has more Gen Y and Gen Z than any other generation. As with each generation before them, Generations Y & Z have their own way of looking at things. This course helps leaders to understand those differences and how to best lead teams with Gen Y and Gen Z in them.


Tuesday, May 14, 2024, Online Course
The Social Media Professional Certificate is designed to provide you with the foundation and skill set needed in the evolving world of social media tools and strategies so they can be immediately applied in the workplace.


April 9, 2024 to May 21, 2024, Online Course
This program is designed to provide you with the skill and knowledge needed to be a successful project manager. The six modules are closely aligned with PMI® PMBOK© Guide and have been developed in cohort with the Northeast Indiana Chapter of PMI Professional Development group.


April 9, 2024 to May 21, 2024, Online Course
Become a more effective manager. Learn to master the basic skills of business including time management, delegation, conflict resolution, and motivating employees. Learn to use your influence to direct performance and goals.


March 13, 2024 to May 29, 2024, Online Course
Learn how to be an effective manager or supervisor. Master the basics of communicating effectively, and learn tools for developing your own interpersonal skills.


April 17, 2024 to May 24, 2024, Online Course
In this online course, you will train for a career as a paralegal. You will learn how to fulfill the standard duties associated with this vital role. After completing this course, you will be prepared to sit for and pass the Certified Paralegal (CP) exam.


April 18, 2024 to September 12, 2024, Online Course
The impact of community-based organizations is the outgrowth of leaders who understand the importance of inclusion and innovation. Participants will examine how leaders leverage self and team awareness around leadership preferences and personalities to achieve their mission. Organizational behaviors that contribute to inclusive cultures and the importance of belonging as an emotional outcome (associated with personal and professional purpose) are analyzed in context of community development.

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Emotional intelligence reflects the capacity of leaders to recognize their own emotions, the emotions of others, and leverage emotional awareness to guide thinking and behavior and to manage or adjust emotions to adapt one's leadership to changing environments or to achieve one's goals.

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Learn the importance of lateral thinking as a means of collaboratively analyzing organizational health and effectiveness of organizational programs around four areas: growth, systems and processes, finances, and governance.

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Learn how to create task tables that allow leaders to delegate responsibility, monitor task completion, and resolve issues that emerge in the process of project implementation.


March 25, 2024 to May 6, 2024, Online Course
Explore critical topics of communication, collaboration, culture, and diversity; examine organizational structure and support; learn new techniques for recruiting, hiring, and onboarding remotely; and tackle team productivity, effective feedback, and conflict issues. Before you know it, you will find that you have a whole new toolkit to help you keep your remote team happy, productive, motivated, and successful.


March 13, 2024 to April 17, 2024, Online Course
Master of the art of project management and learn how to use Microsoft® Project® 2019 in this intermediate-level training course.


March 26, 2024 to October 15, 2024, Online Course
Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process, data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.

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Train and certify in Six Sigma techniques. Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process aided by the advanced statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects. Includes Green Belt Certification.

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This course will teach you the fundamental techniques that all successful technical writers use. You will learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language, and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology.


March 20, 2024 to April 24, 2024, Online Course
This introduction to the human resources profession and its practices is designed for entry-level HR professionals, small business owners responsible for the HR function in their companies, and those considering a potential change in careers.


April 8, 2024 to May 6, 2024, Online Course
Become the most qualified and valuable HR professional you can be with the 12-week Virtual SHRM Certification Preparation Course. With the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®), you'll have the answers AND know what to do on the job. This course will help you prepare to take the exam.


September 4, 2024 to November 20, 2024, Online Course
Gain the skills needed to plan and design successful corporate events. Learn how to execute a successful corporate event and how to set budgets and charge for event planning services.


March 11, 2024 to June 17, 2024, Online Course
Learn everything you need to know to be successful in the nonprofit sector. Further the ideals and goals of your nonprofit by learning to compete more effectively for members, media attention, donors, clients, and volunteers. Learn to prepare grant proposals that get solid results for your organization or charity.


March 13, 2024 to June 19, 2024, Online Course
Learn all there is to know about writing grants, fundraising, and organizing a grant writing campaign. Gain hands-on experience and knowledge to successfully begin writing grant proposals, including real-world scenarios, and the opportunity to improve your work by reviewing previous grant proposals completed by peers.


March 13-28, 2024, Online Course
In this class, you will learn how to create a fundraising plan for all types of grantmakers. In addition, you will explore websites for finding and reviewing corporate, foundation, and government grant funding opportunities and grant application guidelines. Learn every aspect of strategic funding research, preparing a fundraising plan, writing an award-winning plan of operation, and creating a project budget without red flags.


March 13, 2024 to April 17, 2024, Online Course
Learn to use QuickBooks® Online to record income and expenses; enter checks and credit card payments; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; and much more.


March 19, 2024 to April 23, 2024, Online Course
R is a programming language and a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used in data science and statistics, machine learning, and data analytics.

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Are you working hard, but struggling to accomplish everything on your plate? Everyone can benefit from learning some new ideas for managing work life (or the work of life!) from Northern Indiana's only Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant!

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This workshop explores the general perceived differences between the employees from the different generations in communication, workplace improvement, and employee effectiveness.

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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting (PBA) is offered by the Department of Accounting and consists of the same courses taken by Accounting majors. It is perfect for an individual with a non-accounting baccalaureate degree who wants to become eligible for the CPA exam and/or attain an accounting position in a wide variety of companies/organizations.

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The fully online course is offered by the Department of Accounting and is a required course taken by Accounting majors. It is perfect for an individual with a non-accounting baccalaureate degree who wants to eventually sit for the CPA exam and/or attain an accounting position in a wide variety of companies/organizations.

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Expand your horizons and delve into the fascinating world of network science with our introductory course. This course will equip you with the essential knowledge, skills, and applications of network science.

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