GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Graduate Certificate in Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching
Wright Graduate University's certificate programs focus graduate learning on specific areas of the master’s curriculum. Certificate program credits also apply towards the master’s degree. Students wishing to enroll in more than two certificate programs should contact Admissions about enrolling in the master’s program.
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.
UPCOMING START DATES
- April 27, 2023
- 9 months
- 24 credits
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.
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:
- Demonstrate visionary transformational leadership skills.
- Demonstrate transformational emergence coaching skills.
- Conduct professional/business training.
- Demonstrate professional/business communication.
- Demonstrate a principle-based philosophical orientation to personal responsibility.
- Initiate strategic self-development for professional success.
- Manifest social-emotional intelligence.
- Exercise integrative, transdisciplinary problem-solving.
Wright Graduate University delivers learning through a hybrid of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Synchronous participation is required for weekend learning sessions conducted once per month at the residential campus in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, with option of in-person participation or distant participation via online meeting or telephone. Students participate asynchronously in online discussions between weekend learning sessions.
- 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
- Year of More: Nourishment & Self Care Quarter
- Year of More: Robust Relationships Quarter
Gainful Employment Information
- Number of units/credits required for this program: 24
- Total Tuition and Required Fees for the entire program completed in normal time: $18,064
- 6-digit CIP Code for Program (from Dept. of Education): 52.1006 (Executive/Career Coaching)
- SOC Code(s): 11-3121.00, 11-3131.00, 13-1071.00, 13-1151.00, 21-1012.00
- The normal time in months to complete program as published in Graduate Catalog: 9
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Introduction to the Six Core Disciplines of Wright Integrative Learning in Transformational Coaching & Leadership (AC01, 1 credit)
In this foundational course, you will be introduced to the core disciplines of Wright Integrative Learning. This exciting introduction to the master’s and certificate programs at WGU will take you on a tour of the logistics, conceptual foundations, and methodological approach to maximizing human potential.
You will write your first paper showing your initial understanding of the WGU approach to personal and professional transformation by writing about how Wright Integrative Learning uses the theories and methodologies from its six core disciplines: Developmental, Adlerian, Human Potential, Existentialism, Educational Theory, and Neuroscience and Other Research.
This course is part of the orientation process, and introduces you to the basic concepts and theorists in each of these disciplines. It also provides you with an overview of how these theories and methodologies can be integrated to form a comprehensive approach to coaching and leading others to consciously engage in their own transformation as you engage in your own transformation.
Foundations of Human Development & Emotional Intelligence for Coaching & Leadership (AC12, 6 credits)
This foundational course helps you as a coach and leader to understand the developmental process of individuals. You learn theories and research of child development and how these processes impact adult behavior, emotional intelligence, and career and life success. By understanding how you became who you are, you are better able to become who you could be and help others do the same in coaching, leadership, and teaming.
You learn about emotional intelligence, a recognized factor in successful leadership, coaching, training, and teaming, while also developing your emotional intelligence skills and facility. Individual developmental needs and emotional intelligence are analyzed and facilitated from the perspectives of the six core fields of Developmental Psychology, Adlerian Psychology, Human Potential, Existentialism, Educational Theory, and Neuroscience and Other Research, and their synthesis in Wright Integrative.
Topics covered include attachment theory, the purpose and neuroscience of emotions; the contribution of emotions to learning, effective decision-making and communication; and how emotional data support positive self-concept and executive hardiness.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: AC01 and PL01.
Foundations of Human Relationships for Coaching & Leadership (AC22, 6 credits)
Patterns of relating are founded on earliest childhood experiences. Current neuroscience is demonstrating that our earliest family experience is encoded in our neural pathways and our personal strengths and limitations are determined by this programming, especially in developing fulfilling, powerful, influential relationships.
In almost all vocations, success is greatly influenced by the quality and depth of relationships. This course introduces you to leading theories of adult development and explores the many subtle links between childhood and adult relating—all with an eye toward coaching and leading individuals and groups to higher performance.
You learn about social and emotional intelligence and develop relationship skills needed for effective interactions. You will understand the neurological foundations of self-limiting behavior as you employ increasingly effective group and interpersonal strategies.
Skills taught in this course are founded on systems and attachment theories, humanistic and developmental psychology, and existentialist perspectives.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: AC01and PL02.
PERFORMATIVE LEARNING (PL) TRAININGS
All Performative Learning Trainings are non-credit bearing.
Please note that PL01 through PL04 includes:
- A weekend training at the beginning of the quarter.
- A weekly evening 1.5-hour class for 13 weeks.
- A 45-minute coaching session biweekly.
- Weekly online written check-ins demonstrating what you learned and how you grew.
Year of More: Nourishment & Self Care Quarter (PL01, 0 credits)
In this PLyou learn and undertake weekly assignments to further develop your emotional intelligence––identifying your emotions, understanding their role in effective functioning and personal and professional satisfaction and success, experimenting with emotional expression, being in the moment, and developing skills of emotional regulation and facility.
Year of More: Robust Relationships Quarter (PL02, 0 credits)
In this PL you explore the impact of your family relationships on your relationships in the rest of your life, your work, and with those you coach and lead. You diagram your family tree and identify your family limiting beliefs and family member roles and special circumstances in order to identify behavioral patterns as they were laid down neurologically in your earliest years.
You learn the neuroscience related to your early experiences in your family system, identify the impact of these early experiences in your life today, and develop a future vision for your relationships. You identify skills for more genuine relationships; understand how early family beliefs, norms, and patterns developed and influence current relationships; identify unconscious beliefs that drive daily actions; gain greater choice to live your own values; and be more responsible in communication.
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