Graduate Certificate in Transformative Leadership

Certificate Program Overview

Organizations have experienced the most remarkable period of sudden, transformational change in decades. It is a valuable lesson how important resilience and agility are to helping organizations pivot during transformative periods. The Graduate Certificate in Transformative Leadership is a desirable, complementary credential for those pursuing a graduate degree in adult learning, leadership, and organization development, as well as those in other fields who want to be a certified transformative leader.

The content of this certificate was designed for change leaders, practitioners, and adult learners who are responsible for leading change and direction setting organization-wide and or at the individual and group levels of a system.

Program highlights include:

  • Attractive for leaders at any level looking for graduate-level professional development related specifically to developing transformational leadership at all levels of an organization.
  • Pairs well with many graduate degrees, particularly in Learning, Leadership and Organization Development; Change Management; Leader Formation; Individual and Collective Leadership; Strategic Organization Development, Talent Development, Transformation, and Innovation
  • Is interdisciplinary
  • Develops individual and groups capacities for leading change and transformation.

Curriculum and Courses

Graduate Certificate in Transformative Leadership Curriculum (15 hours)

Core Curriculum (15 hours)

Course Prefix

Number

Title

 

LLOD

8230

8230e

Foundations of Leadership: Theory and Practice

 

LLOD

 

LLOD

8210

8210e

8620

8620e

Leading Change

 

Adaptive Leadership

LLOD

8205

8205e

Leading from Within: Developing Personal and Interpersonal Leadership Capacity

LLOD

9800

9800e

Leadership Practicum

Electives (3 hours)

Course Prefix

Number

Title

 

LLOD

8140

8140e

Equity and Inclusion in Organizations

 

LLOD

 

8090

8090e

Adult Development

 

LLOD

8320

8320e

Facilitating Group Change and Development

 

TBD

TBD

Other elective as approved by the Certificate Program Director, particularly for students in majors other than LLOD

Application

Applications for the Transformative Leadership Certificate (TLC) should be submitted to the director of TLC. 

Students' names will be added to the program database of TLC students, and the TLC will be added to students' files by the Registrar's Office. Students who are admitted to the TLC program will be given priority when registering for further coursework (e.g., LLOD 8090/8090e and LLOD 8320/8320e).

Apply to the TLC program. Students can apply any semester. 

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program

The purpose of the Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance.

Confirmation of Program of Study

In the year prior to graduation, students should complete the Confirmation of Program of Study form and complete the practicum course (LLOD 6000/e or 9800/e). The Confirmation of Program of Study form outlines how the TLC program requirements for the certificate have been met (exclusive of the dissertation or thesis) (i.e., listing courses taken).

Applicants Must Have a Minimum GPA of 3.0

Students who are not making satisfactory progress will be subject to removal from the program following faculty review. Such procedures are consistent with existing standards of practice for similar certificate programs within the university and are consistent with university policies on the timely review and retention of students in graduate programs.

Certificate Completion

Once students have completed the TLC requirements, they need to apply for graduation from the TLC program in addition to the degree program in which the student is enrolled. This is done via Athena in the semester of graduation.

Completion Proposed Plan Form

When students have graduated, the Completion of Proposed Plan form should be downloaded, completed, and emailed to Holly Ivy.

In return, you will receive a hard copy of the OCC for your records.

Cost

Click here for tuition rates per program.

Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program.

Program Webpage

https://coe.uga.edu/academics/non-degree/graduate-certificate-in-transformative-leadership

Contact

Click here to get in contact with this program.

You may also contact Dr. Aliki Nicolaides (alikin@uga.edu) or Dr. Caleb Han (calebhan@uga.edu)