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Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership

Program Duration

  • 12 months
  • 13 quarter credit units

Study Format

  • Blended

Upcoming Start Date

  • January 24, 2020


  • $16,883


Wright Graduate University's graduate certificate in transformational leadership helps create transformational leaders who can empower and develop themselves, their followers and their organizations. Graduates of our program have the tools and skills necessary to achieve extraordinary outcomes while generating high levels of satisfaction and commitment.

As they lead, our students engage in their own personal transformation. Our students become leaders who have a transformative effect not only on themselves, but also on the people around them, and ultimately, on their world.

Research shows that followers of transformational leaders accomplish more than they imagined possible and fulfill more of their potential. They suffer less burnout and have a greater sense of fulfillment.


Areas of Study

We believe that the skills and qualities of transformational leaders can be taught. In our program, all content and practices are grounded deeply in your personal and professional experience. Program mentors will support you to make positive, creative contributions that influence all the people and initiatives you touch in powerful ways.

Through our program you will learn the four tracks of Wright Transformational Leadership Training, also known as TIME:

  • Teaming. Leading effective work teams, starting with being a fully engaged team member and graduating to heading an organization.
  • Influencing. Coaching for success and developing the skills of effective speaking and training.
  • Managing. Overseeing and leading effective areas of a company, measuring and assuring high performance.
  • Empowering. The arts of delegating, empowering communication, and motivating and facilitating optimal performance.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful program completion, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate a solid foundational knowledge of the fields of human development, Adlerian theory, human potential theory, existentialism, educational theory, neuroscience and other research as they inform your own growth and knowledge of social intelligence for leadership and coaching.
  • Analyze key concepts and principles related to the study of social intelligence for leadership and coaching and integrate academic, personal, and applied learning. Learning is demonstrated through experiential exercises, classroom interactions, weekly written discussions, and development of personal narratives and capstone project summarizing growth and learning.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional development throughout the program through engagement in weekly performative learning activities associated with course themes and concepts.
  • Learning is demonstrated through experiential exercises, mclassroom interactions, weekly written discussions, and development of personal narratives summarizing growth and learning.
  • Demonstrate emotional and social intelligence skills and facilitate the development of social intelligence in those you lead and coach.
  • Plan, enroll participants, and deliver trainings, presentations, and coaching sessions associated with designated assignments throughout the program.
  • Apply Wright Integrative theories, principles, and methods related to the development of social intelligence for leadership and coaching.
  • Develop one’s leadership competencies representing each of the four tracks of TIME (Teaming, Influencing, Managing, and Empowering).
  • Describe how the methodologies and concepts from various leadership disciplines fit your leadership style and identify where they do not. Include comparisons of transformational leadership with other leadership approaches.


Academic Coursework

  • Introduction to the Six Core Disciplines of Wright Integrative Learning in Transformational Coaching & Leadership
  • Coaching & Leadership Approaches to Developing Personal Power
  • Transformational Leadership & Group Dynamics

Performative Learning

  • Year of More: Nourishment & Self Care Quarter
  • Year of More: Family & Intimacy Quarter
  • Year of More: Personal Power Quarter
  • Year of More: Purposeful Living & Spiritual Development Quarter
  • Group Process Training

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Gainful Employment Information

  • Number of units/credits required for this program: 13
  • Total Tuition and Required Fees for the entire program completed in normal time: $16,883
  • 6-digit CIP Code for Program (from Dept. of Education): 44.0000
  • SOC Code(s): 11-9151.00
  • The normal time in months to complete program as published in Graduate Catalog: 12


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