Professional Leadership Certificate

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  • Program Requirements
  • Why Choose a Certificate?

Professional Leadership Certificate

Be sure to review program requirements for this certificate

Please Note:  This certificate is a cohort model, and all courses must be taken in sequence. Once you have added Leading Well: Relating to Others (MNGT PE01P) to your cart, all other required courses will also be added during the checkout process. More information and details for all course dates may also be found in this brochure.  Questions may also be directed to

The Professional Leadership Certificate is focused on assisting emerging leaders to accelerate their careers by differentiating their leadership skills and business acumen through education and self discovery. The certificate will generate high-value returns and practical results for organizations while preparing leaders for today's ever-changing business environments. You will gain a broader understanding of core business operations while enhancing critical leadership skills to navigate business environments driven by innovation and global markets. Required courses are segmented into three focused areas of learning: leading from within, leading others, and leading organizations.

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate.
  • This certificate does not require an application.

How it works

Your path to achievement is easy! Most certificate courses are offered in classroom locations around the U.S. You can also inquire about training at your location.


  • Course load determines the cost of a certificate program.
  • Calculate your total by identifying the courses needed and tallying individual course fees. Some courses offer discounts for course bundling.


  • Select a certificate program, review the requirements, and determine your timeline for completion.
  • Add courses to your shopping cart for purchase as you are ready to take them, or as a group if desired.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your registration. We accept multiple forms of payment including a third-party credit cardholder, purchase order, a private loan, and VA benefits for certain programs.


  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.

Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

Once you earn your Georgia Tech Program Certificate, tout your success on your resume and LinkedIn profile, share with your employer, and celebrate an important career growth achievement!

Why Choose a Certificate?

Why Choose a Certificate?

Professional Certificates are ideal for developing new skills and building deep expertise in a specialized area to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base.

Certificates are an “anytime” credential
Start anytime - after graduation or later in your career - and gain deeper know-how in a specific area without the commitment to a degree.

Certificates demonstrate commitment
The dedication of time to earn a certificate demonstrates that you are committed to achieving a higher standard of professional knowledge in your industry.

Certificates provide immediate “ROE”
Georgia Tech learners master real-world skills and apply them to their career the day after completion.

Certificates stand out on your resume
A Georgia Tech credential carries the professional weight to give you a competitive edge.

Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for emerging leaders with at least three years of business experience, in a wide cross section of industries including those active in business, education, government, nonprofit, and community based organizations. The program is ideal for early- or middle-stage career professionals who are or will be responsible for executing organizational strategy with an integrated view of the organization. Potential learners have also excelled as an individual contributor and may also have been identified as an emerging leader with prospects for increased leadership responsibilities.  

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What You Will Learn

  • Procedures for higher productivity
  • Values leading to Teamwork
  • Develop essential leadership skills
  • Advanced communication skills


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How You Will Benefit

  • Enhance understanding of core business operations within a global marketplace.
  • Improve ability to lead and motivate diverse, high-performing teams.
  • Enhance understanding of personal leadership philosophies.
  • Document personal development plan to enhance overall confidence and capabilities.
  • Strengthen abilities to drive and manage innovation leading to enhanced overall organization impact.
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