Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Organizational Leadership, Certificate (1721)

Program Coordinator

Tanja N. Bibbs, bibbstn@wku.edu

Program Requirements (12 hours)

This program is designed for students who want to enhance their leadership knowledge and skills for current or future activities in a broad range of organizations. Various disciplines have addressed leadership and developed a substantial body of related literature. The introductory course (LEAD 200) will give students a systematic introduction to these various perspectives and theories of leadership. 

Required Courses
LEAD 200Introduction to Leadership Studies3
or LEAD 300 Leadership Theory and Application
Select nine hours of electives from the following:9
Leading Change
Leadership Ethics and Decision-Making
Contemporary Leadership Issues
Practicum in Leadership
Leading Teams
Leadership in Global Contexts
Total Hours12

Chosen electives build from LEAD 200 / LEAD 300 and provide students an emphasis in various aspects of leadership. Students will be challenged to synthesize their understandings of leadership, articulate those understandings, and apply them in a demonstrable way that enhances their education and relates to their career and life goals.

The Organizational Leadership Program will provide special lectures, workshops, seminars, and interactions with visiting guest leaders who are renowned in their fields. In addition, the Organizational Leadership Program will work with certificate-seekers to identify opportunities for leadership participation and practice in their own professional or occupational fields.