Leadership effectiveness is an important factor today when organizations must simultaneously cut budgets while retaining and nurturing talent. Every organization needs skilled leaders to allocate limited resources and to create a work environment that encourages employees’ growth, involvement, commitment, and retention. All of our instructors are industry professionals that deliver expert instruction that help to create solutions that ensure relevant, continuous development that will help create future leaders. All classes are taught by practicing professionals who have prestigious certifications, subject expertise, and a wealth of real-world experience, ensuring you’ll learn important, hands-on lessons.
Penn State York is pleased to partner with Penn State Great Valley to bring you this program.
This program is also offered at Penn State's location at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia.
Program Scope and Sequence
A Penn State Great Valley certificate is awarded upon completion of the four required courses. Participants not wishing to take the entire sequence are welcome to take any course that interests them pending prerequisite knowledge.
Who Should Attend
This program will be beneficial to any leader, supervisor, or manager—particularly those new to their role who are interested in achieving leadership excellence through a personal journey that explores values alignment, communication strategies, and ethical values. It will also help prepare new managers and supervisors to be more effective leaders.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to define aspects of leadership and be able to explore its relationship to not only concepts, theories, and models they have learned in class, but also to real-life scenarios in the workplace and business community. In addition, a student will be able to connect leadership development to leadership behaviors.
Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per 10 hours of classroom contact.
Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances
BUSAD 5526: Developing Personal Leadership
This course covers the characteristics and key competencies of high performing leaders, helps students assess their existing skill set compared to those of an effective leader, and offers suggestions on how to implement an individualized development plan.
BUSAD 5520: Leading Change in Organizations
Leading an organization through change is a critical competency of leadership. Topic areas include developing blueprints for organizational change, systems thinking, whole-scale change, communicating plans, and measuring performance against bottom line results.
BUSAD 5701: Decision Making
This course offers a level of awareness and knowledge about the decision-making process through the lens of several tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment. Building on the internationally-utilized MBTI theory, students will review and apply the five core decision making processes to their professional and personal lives. This course will offer the tools needed to prepare for an ever-changing work place, leveraging on the student’s own individualized work preferences.
BUSAD 5604: Strategic Planning
This course focuses on the planning responsibility of senior management. Students will examine how senior management can turn business visions into realities and gain competitive advantage in a crowded market. Readings are balanced with class exercises to develop practical skills. Students will work in teams to present their recommendations on appropriate case studies.
Registration, Schedule, and Cost
Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Course Schedule
All courses will be delivered remotely via Zoom.
|Course #||Course Title||Sessions||Times||Dates||Cost|
|BUSAD 5701||Decision Making||7||
|Thursdays, August 24-Ocotober 5, 2023||$635
($50 discount if registered by August 17)
|BUSAD 5526||Developing Personal Leadership||7||6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
|Thursdays, October 19-December 14, 2023 (no class November 23)||$635|
|BUSAD 5520||Leading Change in Organizations||7||6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
|Thursdays, January 11-February 22, 2024||$635|
|BUSAD 5604||Strategic Planning||7||6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
|Thursdays, March 14-April 25, 2024||$635|