American University's Certificate in Leadership, Empowerment And Development (LEAD Certificate), provides women clarity and skills to guide them through significant transitions in their personal and professional lives.
Founded on the idea that substantial change offers opportunities for personal growth, the LEAD Certificate helps a woman navigate a change in a job or career; the growing independence of children; or a return to the workplace.
The holistic, multi-disciplinary curriculum in the four-course LEAD Certificate program addresses gender-based needs and experiences in both professional and personal development from one's thirties through midlife, retirement and beyond. The program courses enable self-reflection, intellectual challenge, peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing, and development of concrete skills. The LEAD Certificate is designed to help women advance as leaders and prepares them to accomplish short- and long-term personal and professional goals. Upon completing the program, participants will have increased self-awareness and self-confidence; concrete professional and business skills, and practical approaches to leadership that they can draw upon and apply at every point of life's transitions.
To earn the Certificate in Leadership, Empowerment And Development, a learner must complete at least four of the following LEAD Certificate courses:
Adult learners in the LEAD Certificate will have access to the intellectual resources and networks available at American University, an internationally recognized university in the nation's capital.