This extremely relevant 13-credit graduate certificate in Intercultural Leadership uses online and in-person facilitation to build on existing competencies by exploring attitudes and perceptions of self and others, and applying this knowledge to practical situations.
As a student in the program you will increase your understanding of intercultural competence and the necessary tools for working across cultural difference. Graduates of this program will have an increased ability to engage in practical application of strategies to positively influence the climate for diversity within their organization.
Applications for admission to the fall term are due by July 15.
Intercultural Leadership program is a 13-credit, five-course graduate certificate. Four courses are offered online, offering maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals. Additionally, there will be a one credit mandatory on-site residency that will be taken in tandem with the final course.
This program will prepare students for engagement in communication, actions, and behaviors that promote appropriate intercultural interactions. Students will learn strategies needed to interact with diverse cultural groups, strategies in cross-cultural communication, and the practical application of cultural responsiveness skills.
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Program Completion Timeline
- Courses will be offered in a sequential order.
- Participants are restricted to Fall admission.
- Although most students complete the program within nine months, you will be allowed up to three years to complete the program.
According to Job Outlook 2018, an annual report produced by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team are among the most sought after skills in future employees.
After the completion of the program, students will be prepared to apply the skills that they have acquired through the Intercultural Leadership certificate to employment in the private sector, as well as local, state and government positions in healthcare, science, social work, law, community engagement, and education.