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Certificate - Non-Credit Bearing | In-Person


The Leadership Essentials Certificate Program is designed to help build your leadership capabilities and prepare you to develop and grow an accountable team focused on results. 

Why This Program?

This program is for individuals that want to make a positive impact in their organizations by learning to lead strategically, communicate effectively and understand how to develop relationships and influence at all levels of the business. Participants in this program participate in four full-day and four half-day sessions facilitated by subject matter experts that prepare them to apply learning immediately in their organization. Leaders who complete this program can:

  • Change their communication and leadership style based on the individual and the situation.
  • Build teams focused on the strengths of team members.
  • Lead relevant and effective meetings.
  • Coach team members while providing valuable and consistent feedback.
  • Negotiate contracts internally between departments or with external vendors and stakeholders.
  • Lead strategically and collaborate cross-functionally.


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What You'll Learn

  • How to delegate, prioritize and motivate your team.
  • Differences in work styles, values and motivation.
  • Opportunities to leverage generational differences on your team.
  • The “Getting to Yes” negotiation model.
  • Methods to improve interpersonal dynamics.
  • How to design a presentation that relates to your audience.
  • Methods to lead and participate in difficult conversations.

Justin Jones speaks with Dr. David Dark as a part of the First Year Seminar

Career Possibilities

Participants that complete the full course earn the Leadership Essentials Certificate Digital Badge at the completion of the program. This badge is a representation of your learning outcome and experience in the program. Your learning can be verified by current and future employers online through this digital badge easily and securely. You can also share your badge with anyone you like via:

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • E-Mail
  • Embedded in a Website
  • Resume

A viewer can click on your badge and view the details of your learning achievement.

Program Details

Program Fee $4,800 (includes all materials)
Program Length Eight classes presented in four full-day and four half-day sessions
Program Format Fully in-person
Program Day/Time Full-days: 8:00am-4:30pm.   Half-days: 8:00am-12:30pm
Start Date September 11, 2024
Registration Opens April 1, 2024
Registration Deadline August 28, 2024
Attendance Policy Must participate in seven of the eight sessions
Topics Covered MBTI & Team Dynamics, Leading the Generations, Difficult Conversations &
Managing Conflict, Strengths Based Leadership, Negotiation,
Prioritization, Time Management & Effective Meetings, Hiring the Right
Candidate, Presentation Skills
Alumni Discount Belmont University Alumni receive 10% discount

"As a new supervisor/manager, Leadership Essentials was so helpful in helping me grow to be an effective manager. To be in the room with experienced managers was great to hear the struggles that they endure even as seasoned leaders. Our class bonded to a level of being a point of reference for each other. "

Jodi Randolph


Full Program Schedule

Fully InPerson at Belmont University Eight classes presented in four fullday & four halfday sessions

Date Session
September 11
Full Day
MBTI & Team Dynamics
September 12
Half Day
Generations in the Workplace

October 9
Full Day

Difficult Conversations & Conflict Management
October 10
Half Day
Hiring the Right Candidate
November 13
Full Day
Negotiation Skills
November 14
Half Day
Prioritization, Time Management & Effective Meetings
December 11
Full Day
Presentation Skills
December 12
Half Day
Strengths Based Leadership

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Course Fee
$4,800 (includes all materials)

Registration Deadline
August 28, 2024

Contact Us

1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: (615) 460.5554