American University's Certificate in Leadership, Empowerment And Development (LEAD Certificate), provides women with the impetus and skills to help guide them through significant transitions in their personal and professional lives. These courses with be offered through AU's School of Professional and Extended Studies both in Washington, D.C. and in Annapolis, Maryland, where we are launching AU on the Bay, this fall.
Founded on the idea that substantial change offers opportunities for personal growth, the LEAD Certificate helps a woman navigate the inevitable and important changes that arise in family structures, with the growing independence of children, a return to the workplace and/or a desire to shift careers.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. Courses can be taken individually for those students that cannot enroll in the full-load Certificate at this time.
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; strengthened professional and business skills, and developed practical approaches to ownership/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 these four LEAD Certificate courses, which also can be taken individually both in Washington, D.C. and in Annapolis:
To earn the Certificate in Leadership, Empowerment And Development, a learner must complete 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.