The Certificate in Advanced Leadership will help leaders develop and apply the personal mastery, relational capacities, and necessary mindsets needed to be competitive and achieve excellence in an era of growing complexity.
Certificate Program (not for credit)
This program is open to Salvation Army officers and staff only.
Through a combination of hands on experience and applied learning activities, participants will cultivate new ways of thinking, acting and being, and develop and apply whole-systems and collaborative leadership approaches. The primary target audiences for this certificate are Salvation Army personnel, senior level and emerging leaders. The program is offered in a cohort structure, beginning with an intensive week at Booth University College.
Broad overall learning objectives include the following:
- Understand and analyze the 21st century context within which leaders act, through appropriate frameworks and mental models.
- Strengthen and apply a set of complexity mindsets to make sense of today’s challenges.
- Acquire and sharpen practical skills and capacities to act effectively in the face of today’s challenges.
- Cultivate a sense of personal mastery to enable the next phase of one’s leadership.
- Apply the frameworks, mindsets and skills taught in the program to organizational, network and system settings.
MGT011 Personal Foundations of Successful Leadership
Your level of self-awareness, mood management and self-motivation all play a role in your ability to build strong relationships, engage diverse stakeholders and optimize the performance of your organization. Developing this core of authentic leadership provides the fulcrum from which you can explore, assess, make decisions and take action. In this module, you’ll engage in a rich journey of self-exploration to improve your personal relationships and professional performance.
MGT012 Building Collaborative Teams for High Impact
In this module, you will use a range of highly interactive and experiential approaches to developing effective interpersonal relationships. You’ll have opportunities to bring your real-world challenges as you build your confidence and skills in having courageous conversations, navigating power, and transforming conflict into a tool for developing both yourself and others.
MGT013 Creating Organizational Coherence in the Midst of Change
This module tackles some of the most common challenges you face as a leader: how to motivate others, engage others, make decisions (with or without others), address conflict, tap the value of diversity, and lead and manage change. Through demonstrations and supervised practice, you will build practical skills in participating in and running outstanding meetings that help people come alive and leave inspired and clear. You’ll also explore the ways in which organizational structures and policies shape organizational life and can be used to build more resilient organizations.
MGT014 Catalyzing Action in Complex Systems
This module will introduce you to complex societal issues and equip you with the lenses and skills needed to lead in these contexts. Through hands-on activities involving systems mapping, polarity analysis, strategy formulation and more, you’ll improve your skills for thinking and acting across a system and learn to apply a systems lens to your own professional context.
MGT015 Leadership in Action
Alongside the four modules described above, the Advanced Leadership program includes a series of activities that frame the challenges of leadership in a complex world, weave together the learnings from other modules, provide support for application of the concepts taught in this program to the participants’ contexts, help build a sense of community and peer relationships among participants, and leave participants on a clear path of learning throughout and beyond the program. The Integration Activities bookend the four modules and run in parallel to ensure connectivity throughout the program for certificate participants.
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Hybrid Campus Accommodations
If you’re going to stay in residence on the Booth University College campus for your intensive classes, download and complete the accommodation form.