Success in organizations relies on skilled leaders who can inspire teams in diverse work environments. Running a high-performing team requires communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, self-awareness, and strategic networking. This MicroCert was developed from our popular Fundamentals of Supervision course to provide these skills and more. Course topics include Enhancing Employee Performance, How to Build Effective Teams, Motivating Your Team, Personality & Leadership, Positive Conflict Resolution, and Thinking & Acting Like a Manager.
The certificate program teaches you to connect the dots between people, tasks, and projects, enabling you to lead teams while driving results. Gain the confidence to excel in various leadership positions and make a difference in today's dynamic work environment. The Management & Leadership MicroCert can open doors to impactful leadership roles and equip you with the skills for success.
This certificate program consists of 6 courses that can be purchased in a bundle for a discounted rate or individually. Each course must be completed within 2 weeks. This program is designed to take approximately 18 hours to finish, and you have 4 months to complete all courses in the certificate.
After you complete the Management & Leadership Series MicroCert, you'll emerge with the skills to make a meaningful impact on the people you manage. Beyond that, you'll be armed with the adaptable skills necessary to pursue a variety of leadership positions. Whether you're interested in team leadership, supervisory roles, or broader management responsibilities, this MicroCert supports your goals. By earning this MicroCert, you'll distinguish yourself as an adept problem-solver with the skills to drive organizational success.
This certificate is comprised of online courses offered through Moodle, our Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle serves as a centralized platform for students, providing an easy-to-use interface to access course materials, submit assignments, and interact with instructors and fellow learners.
The courses are organized into modules, which are units of learning. Each module consists of lectures, learning activities, and assessments, all designed to enhance the online learning experience. Throughout the course, you will progress from simpler to more complex concepts, and you will have opportunities to practice and apply your knowledge through activities and assessments. We recommend completing 1 to 2 modules per week.
One of the most valuable benefits of online learning is flexibility. Our self-paced courses allow you to access course materials and complete assignments at your preferred pace, reducing the need to log into Moodle at specific times. However, all activities must be completed before the course expiration date.
After successfully completing all courses in the certificate program, you will be able to download an official LSU certificate. We recommend you print out this certificate and showcase it with pride!
Completers will also receive a digital badge that showcases your new skill set and provides employers with a reliable way to assess your capabilities. These badges serve as a visual representation of your accomplishments and can be shared on social media, personal websites, or professional networking sites. Badges are distributed through Canvas Credentials. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU Digital Badge page.
After earning the Management & Leadership Series MicroCert, you will open doors to learning pathways that can enhance your skills and credentials. Through LSU’s Credit for Prior Learning initiative, you can potentially use your certificate to waive certain college credits, eliminating the need to retake courses that demonstrate competencies gained through our certificate programs.
The Management & Leadership Series MicroCert may contribute toward the following online degrees offered through LSU Online & Continuing Education:
- BS in Leadership and Human Resource Development with LSU
- BS in Learning Experience & Instructional Design with LSU
Note: Credit for Prior Learning is determined on a case-by-case basis and subject to change. It is evaluated once students are admitted into a degree program.
Explore multiple options to fund your educational journey.
- Through your employer: Many employers offer reimbursement or dedicated budgets for professional development programs. Please check with your human resources department or supervisor to determine your eligibility.
- Continuing Education loan: Certain certificate programs are eligible for continuing education loans through various banking institutions.
- Pay your own way: LSU accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
Visit the payment options page to learn more.