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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 can take the tracks in any order, but must complete all four courses to earn the certificate.

Courses

This certificate was designed to educate garden enthusiasts on the key elements of sustainable garden design with heavy focus on organic, restorative, and regenerative methods. Offered in Fall semester.


October 7, 2024 to March 10, 2025, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 114 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
Learn why Lean makes work rewarding, profitable, and enduring.

Upon successful completion, each attendee receives a Purdue University Advanced Manufacturing Lean Practitioner I Certificate. This certificate is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) prescribed tools and training methods, a widely accepted national standard in workforce development, and is offered in Indiana only through Purdue University.


September 17, 2024 to October 15, 2024, Online Course
Learn why Lean makes work rewarding, profitable, and enduring.

Upon successful completion, each attendee receives a Purdue University Advanced Manufacturing Lean Practitioner II Certificate. This certificate is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) prescribed tools and training methods, a widely accepted national standard in workforce development, and is offered in Indiana only through Purdue University.


October 29, 2024 to November 26, 2024, Online Course
Impact is the result of leaders aligning individual and team expectations through shared awareness, ability, and agreement. This track focuses on developing strategies to create meaningful and measurable impacts within teams and organizations.


September 16-23, 2024, Online Course
Connection is the result of leaders exhibiting emotional recognition and regulation, individually and with others. Participants will explore how to build and maintain strong, empathetic relationships with their team members.


October 14-21, 2024, Online Course
Change is the result of leaders maintaining focused effort around clearly defined strategy and desired results.


November 11-18, 2024, Online Course
Success is the result of leaders being highly disciplined to sustain a focused effort over time. Participants will learn the importance of consistency, strategic planning, and goal setting in achieving long-term success.


December 2-9, 2024, Online Course
Gain a working knowledge of basic machining practices as well as a knowledge of CNC code that will allow you to write programs and make program edits rather than just loading a part and hitting the start button. Upon completion of this certificate, you will become more versatile and more valuable to a prospective employer and you will obtain a new skill set to build on as you continue to grow in your career.


January 4, 2025 to April 12, 2025, Engineering, Technology & Computer Science Bldg. CNC Lab 137
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.


May 15, 2024 to August 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 PMIŽ PMBOKŠ Guide and have been developed in cohort with the Northeast Indiana Chapter of PMI Professional Development group.

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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.


October 7, 2024 to November 18, 2024, Online Course