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Certificate in Organizational Leadership

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McColl School of Business


The Certificate in Organizational Leadership builds on the McColl School of Business’s long-standing focus on leadership and leadership development. Through this certificate, you’ll go beyond the technical skills that enable you to perform well and gain the skills that are critical for leading an organization and create an inspiring vision for others to follow.

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The Certificate in Organizational Leadership is a 9-credit-hour graduate certificate. 

Required Courses

  • TOD 600: Leadership Development or  TOD 601 & 602: Leadership Development I & II
  • TOD 650: Contemporary Leadership: Theory/Application

Plus, one of the following courses

  • TOD 605: Principles of Talent and Organization Development
  • TOD 620: Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
  • TOD 625: Introduction to Coaching: Theories and Applications
  • TOD 632: Conflict and Negotiation
  • TOD 635: Talent Management

Course Descriptions

TOD 600 Leadership Development
The primary objective of the course is to provide a developmental opportunity for students to be more effective and intentional as leaders. Based on the finding that increased self-awareness is key to leadership effectiveness, students will be exposed to a variety of assessments and experiences including personality assessment, 360-degree feedback, and coaching in order to increase their capacity to lead effectively. Cross-listed with MBA 600. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

TOD 601 Leadership Development I
The course is grounded in the importance of self-awareness in facilitating personal and professional development via a number of components that include lectures, round table discussions, reflection, and a battery of assessments, which focus on thinking style, leadership profile, value preferences, and a full 360-degree feedback report. Students will conduct an analysis from all of the assessments and course components and submit an Individual Development Plan outlining steps for future development. Cross-listed with MBA 601. Prerequisite: None. Graded: Pass/Fail. A grade of Pass – B or better. Credit: 2

TOD 602 Leadership Development II
The course requires the pre-requisite of BUSN 600 and is designed to facilitate the personal and professional development of each student through experiential learning. During this course students will work with their own executive coaches to develop strategies to identify and purpose professional and personal goals. In addition, each student will participate in a group consulting project with a local nonprofit as a part of gaining greater awareness of the community needs and opportunities in the greater Charlotte area. Cross-listed with MBA 602. Prerequisite: TOD 601. Graded: Pass/Fail. A grade of Pass = B or better. Credit: 1

TOD 605 Principles of Talent and Organization Development
This course provides an overview of talent and organization development, including its history, ethics, literature, and the principal behavioral theories on which it is based. Analysis of the consultation process includes the skills and techniques involved in entry, contracting, organizational scanning, and preliminary diagnosis, as well as such individual and intra-group interventions as coaching, process consultation, teaming, and behavior modeling. Cross-listed with MBA 681. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

TOD 620 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
This course focuses on the study of the form, process, and function of small groups, with particular emphasis on work teams in the contemporary organization. A variety of theories and models are explored and applied. Students are expected to explore their use of self in the context of groups as well as groups at a behavioral level. Cross-listed with MBA 686. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

TOD 625 Introduction to Coaching: Theories and Applications
This course examines organizational coaching and surveys the foundational disciplines on which the practice of organizational coaching is based, as well as, applicable theories and methods. Coaching will be explored as an intervention and developmental technology. Students are introduced to the practice of coaching and coaching conversation models as well as coaching-related skills including contracting, listening, questioning, designing actions, planning and goal setting, and managing progress and accountability. Cross-listed with MBA 672. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

TOD 632 Conflict and Negotiation
The purpose of this course is to examine the nature of conflict and to better understand the impact that it has on our lives. Starting with the premise that conflict is a natural part of everyday life, the goal of the course is to assist you in identifying and analyzing your conflict management style and in developing an action plan for improving your negotiation skills and for managing conflict. Cross-listed with MBA 683. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

TOD 635 Talent Management
One of the primary responsibilities of human resources and managers at all levels is managing talent throughout the employee lifecycle. Human resource management spans the employee life-cycle and requires a keen awareness of individual and organizational issues and strategies. Topics covered include recruitment, selection, on-boarding, career planning, job/competency analysis, performance management, development, retention, retirement, voluntary and involuntary separation, downsizing, compensation and reward, and labor-management relations. Cross-listed with MBA 675. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

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For more information about earning a Certificate in Organizational Leadership, please contact the McColl School Graduate Admissions Office at mccollschool@queens.edu or 704-337-2224.

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