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Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (WGU) provides superior training in the kind of complex skills that today’s workplace demands—leadership, emotional and social intelligence, strategic thinking, coaching, consulting, problem-solving, communication, and team building. WGU is a division of the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential, a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Chicago, IL.
Whether you are interested in enhancing your leadership ability in your chosen vocation or in coaching as a career, the degree and certificate programs through Wright Graduate University are designed to help you succeed. Along with skill development, we also offer high-level academic studies that take you to the intellectual core of transformational leadership and coaching, including psychology, philosophy, and education. Then we build on this foundation with cutting-edge research in human development, motivation, and behavior. Together it is a combination designed to maximize your success as a transformational student, leader, and coach in your chosen vocation.
This unique transdisciplinary approach to curriculum is further distinguished by how we combine classic academic inquiry with group projects, performative learning, and one-on-one mentoring. As you study, you’ll prepare yourself to advance in your current career—sales, education, consulting, business, etc.—or to develop a career in coaching. (We offer certificate programs in Transformational Leadership, Transformational Coaching, Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching, and Social Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching, specifically to address growing interest and opportunity in these emerging areas of career development.)
A degree from WGU gives you both in-depth theoretical knowledge and applied training to help you achieve success both professionally and personally. And our scholar practitioners are advancing in their careers—getting jobs they desire, earning promotions, and even starting their own businesses. These successes occur because of what areas they’ve studied, skills they’ve developed, and abilities they’ve acquired to think more deeply, research more strategically, and take more responsibility for outcomes.
Our curriculum is designed this way because our world and the world of work are changing rapidly. The abilities to learn, grow, lead, and coach are more valuable than ever in today’s fast-moving business environment. Extraordinary challenges and possibilities lie ahead. Our goal is to help you to both prepare for and capitalize on these changes as you develop into the professional and leader you want to become.
Congratulations on choosing to invest in your future, and welcome to the journey of becoming a highly sought-after talent in the emerging economy. We believe in your dream of a rewarding career that also helps you grow as an individual, and the catalog explains how WGU can help you achieve this dream. We are delighted to support you in the journey.
Dr. Robert J. Wright, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Judith S. Wright, Co-Founder & Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Michael Zwell, Co-Founder & Chancellor

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“I now feel more established and credible as a coach and I bring more to the table because I’m living what I’m learning in my own life as well.” read Gertrude's story here 

“Before starting at WGU, I had avoided school and taking tests for years. But Wright’s Performative Model has been teaching me how much I love learning and how skilled I actually am.” read John's story here