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Graduate Certificate in Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching

Program Length

  • 6 months
  • 13 quarter credit units


Upcoming Start Dates

  • July 23, 2021


Wright Graduate University's graduate certificate in emotional intelligence is core to coaching and transformational leadership. Emotional intelligence is not only a recognized factor in successful leadership, coaching, training, and teaming, but it is also a key aspect of executive success.

By increasing your emotional intelligence, you will understand yourself and others and become an even more potent agent at work, in community leadership, and in interpersonal relationships. People with well-developed emotional intelligence become highly effective transformational leaders, team members, coaches, trusted advisors, and insightful decision-makers.

In this certificate program, you will study:

  • Foundations and components of emotional intelligence.
  • Purpose of emotions, their role in effective decision-making and communication.
  • Ways that emotional data contribute to positive self-concept and executive hardiness.

You will develop skills in responsible self-expression and social awareness so you may experience more ownership for and satisfaction in daily outcomes.


Learning Objectives

Wright Graduate University’s four graduate certificate programs comprise courses that are scaffolded into the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching. In these certificate programs, competency of program outcomes below is developed to varying degrees with in-depth mastery achieved only through the cumulative completion of the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching degree.

Upon successful program completion, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply appropriate visionary transformational leadership skills to a wide range of environments and situations.
  • Employ transformational emergence coaching skills in a wide range of environments and situations. 
  • Conduct professional/business training.
  • Demonstrate professional/business communication.
  • Demonstrate a principle-based philosophical orientation to personal responsibility.
  • Initiate strategic self-development for personal, career, and organizational success.
  • Manifest social-emotional intelligence skills in personal life, leadership, and coaching.
  • Exercise integrative, transdisciplinary planning and problem-solving.


Academic Coursework

  • Introduction to the Six Core Disciplines of Wright Integrative Learning in Transformational Coaching & Leadership
  • Foundations of Human Development & Emotional Intelligence for Coaching & Leadership
  • Foundations of Human Relationships for Coaching & Leadership

Performative Learning

  • Year of More: Nourishment & Self Care Quarter
  • Year of More: Robust Relationships Quarter

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Gainful Employment Information

  • Number of units/credits required for this program: 13
  • Total Tuition and Required Fees for the entire program completed in normal time: $11,583
  • 6-digit CIP Code for Program (from Dept. of Education): 52.1006 (Executive/Career Coaching)
  • SOC Code(s): 11-9151.00
  • The normal time in months to complete program as published in Graduate Catalog: 6


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