Leadership Academy Certificate Program

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Build your leadership skills and advance your career.

Program Overview: 

The Leadership Academy Certificate is designed to challenge your perceptions about leadership and the values that shape it. It encourages you to think differently as you experience a variety of learning situations, in-depth discussions and valuable peer interaction. No matter your job title or career level, you will learn to use leadership skills to influence direction, achieve goals, build trust and create passion in your organization. And, significantly, you will do it your way—by creating a personalized program of directed study that suits your needs as a leader and mirrors the ambition that will take you to that next level.

Your customized eight-course program will establish a solid foundation for leadership and catapult you to higher performance. Simply decide which of the leadership courses match your goals as a leader and begin your certificate today.

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Anyone seeking to develop or expand their leadership skills
  • Supervisors and managers at all career levels
  • Team leaders with no official supervisory authority
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Become a better leader by learning what motivates your team and honing your soft skills
  • Learn what separates a leader from a manager, and the difference between a team and a group
  • Learn how to use your power and influence to achieve goals, build trust, and create passion in your organization
Plan Your Certificate:

This table shows upcoming start dates for this program’s courses. Please note that program start dates are subject to change. After registering for the certificate program, email us or call the CPE Registrar at 512-232-6520 to enroll in your chosen courses.

Course Title Fall Spring Summer
11 Leadership Traits That Get Results 12/09/2024 05/20/2024 07/22/2024
Building Personal Leadership Skills 11/18/2024 02/01/2024
Building Psychological Safety for Your Team 11/08/2024 03/04/2024
Business Improv - Think On Your Feet in the Workplace 04/17/2024 07/24/2024
Coaching as a Leadership Strategy 12/10/2024 05/22/2024 08/14/2024
Critical Problem Solving and Decision Making 11/01/2024 06/14/2024
Effective Time Management and Life Leadership 09/30/2024 02/05/2024 07/19/2024
Leading Change in Your Organization 04/26/2024 08/29/2024
Making the Transition from Employee to Manager 09/03/2024 & 12/17/2024 01/16/2024 & 04/23/2024 07/10/2024
Paths to Organizational Influence 10/15/2024 06/25/2024
Pitching YOU: Promote Your Best Self 09/10/2024 03/06/2024
Strategic Planning 05/06/2024 06/20/2024
The Power of Leadership Presence 09/18/2024 02/14/2024
Unlocking Your Leadership through the Power of Emotional Intelligence 09/23/2024 01/29/2024 & 04/01/2024 06/10/2024
Women in Leadership: Empowered Leadership Development 03/20/2024
Workplace Resilience: Building Confidence and Mental Strength 11/19/2024 05/01/2024
Additional Information: 

Currently, classes are being delivered online via Zoom and in-person.

  • Typical program duration is 8 to 12 months
  • The program consists of eight courses
  • The duration of each course is one to two days (see individual course information for details)
  • Courses can be taken as they are offered—each course is offered two to three times per year in the fall, spring and summer terms

Course offerings are subject to change.

Bundle Pricing

We recommend registering for the full certificate program to receive the best price possible. Each course is priced individually; when taking courses individually, the total cost of the program can be up to $4,760. When you enroll in the certificate program and prepay for eight courses, you will save up to 15% on the total cost of your courses.

By purchasing the certificate package you can:

  1. Lock in your tuition price.
  2. Consult with an Enrollment and Success Coordinator at tecbus@austin.utexas.edu for advice in determining your schedule of courses.
  3. Contact the Registrar at CPE@austin.utexas.edu when you are ready to register for any or all of your courses.

Note: The program comprises 8 elective courses with a flexible completion timeframe of 3 years, though most students typically finish the certificate within 8 to 12 months. 

Registration Process

You can register for individual courses through their respective course pages, while bundle purchasers can submit their selected courses to the Registrar at CPE@austin.utexas.edu. For inquiries about course planning or content, please reach out to the Enrollment and Success Coordinator at tecbus@austin.utexas.edu

Upon completion of the 8 courses, whether through individual registrations or the certificate bundle, please contact the Enrollment and Success Coordinator at tecbus@austin.utexas.edu.

UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Leadership Academy Certificate Program bundle but are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, you can still do so by taking each course individually. You have three years to complete the certificate, starting from the start date of your first class. If you would like to find out if previously-taken courses count towards the certificate requirements, please reach out to your Enrollment and Success Coordinator at tecbus@austin.utexas.edu. You may request your certificate upon completion of your final class and it will be emailed to you.

Certifying Body: 

All Leadership Academy courses are approved by various professional associations for continuing education hours—check the course listing for specific CEUs.

Program ID: 

For withdrawal, transfer and refund information, see Policy Code B for bundle purchases or Policy Code A for purchases of individual courses.

At A Glance

8 courses. Typical program duration is 8-12 months.
Online or In-Person
Bundled price: $3,995. Individual course fees vary from $595-$695.
Payment Options: 

Courses can be purchased individually or bundled together for a reduced price. Find additional information about payment options.