GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Graduate Certificate In Social 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 social intelligence for leadership and coaching enhances effective social interaction in both professional and personal environments. Social intelligence is fundamental to the ability to influence others, get work done, and succeed as a transformational leader and coach.
UPCOMING START DATE
- October 27, 2022
- 9 months
- 24 credits
It is essential to understanding:
- Individual motivation
- The way groups function
- The blocks and limiting beliefs that inhibit effectiveness
- How authentic personal power can manifest
- The way people function in relation to authority
In this certificate program, you will learn to:
- Inventory the many varieties of influence and personal power you employ.
- Analyze self-imposed blocks that prevent you from realizing your full power.
- Identify personal power styles.
- Influence and motivate others through a variety of tools and methods.
You will receive an overview of developmental and existential philosophy to help you understand the power of orienting to principles in any situation, including the power of being your most authentic, truthful self.
You will also learn to identify and use purpose as a guiding and sorting tool in daily life. Purpose is an essential element of work that informs every aspect of coaching, leadership and vocational success. Through this certificate, you will identify an initial life purpose statement and discover ways in which having a clearer sense of mission brings deeper meaning and greater performance to all careers.
You’ll analyze your natural gifts and talents and explore how applying those gifts in the service of others can generate a lifelong sense of satisfaction and meaning.
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
- Coaching & Leadership Approaches to Developing Personal Power
- Purposeful Living in Coaching & Leadership
- Year of More: Personal Power Quarter
- Year of More: Purposeful Living & Leadership 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.
Coaching & Leadership Approaches to Developing Personal Power (AC32, 6 credits)
The ability to influence others and get work done—in other words, personal power—is a key attribute of all human beings you will tap and develop in your coaching and leadership. This course helps you identify and understand the many varieties of personal power you already employ, as well as self-imposed blocks and limiting beliefs that prevent you as well as those you coach and lead from realizing full personal impact. You discover the relationship of authenticity and personal power.
Skills taught include identifying your personal power styles, learning different means of influencing and motivating others, and developing your social intelligence. An overview of developmental psychology and existential philosophy helps you understand the power of orienting to principles in any situation, including the power of orienting towards personal principles of truth and authenticity.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: AC01.
Purposeful Living in Coaching & Leadership (AC42, 6 credits)
Purpose is an essential element that informs every aspect of career and life success. Your study of principled behavior and purposeful living will give added meaning and direction to all your coaching and leadership. You will identify an initial life purpose statement and discover ways in which having a clearer sense of purpose gives focus and perspective to all you do.
Learning to live the principles of transformation bring deeper meaning and greater performance to all your coaching and leadership. You will analyze your natural gifts and talents and explore how applying those gifts in the service of others can generate career success and a lifelong sense of satisfaction and meaning.
An overview of existential philosophy, human potential, Adlerian education and psychology, and other aspects of Wright Integrative helps you understand the relationships of applying principles such as intent, choice, and responsibility to successful leadership and coaching.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: AC01.
PERFORMATIVE LEARNING (PL) TRAININGS
All Performative Learning Trainings are non-credit bearing and include:
- 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: Personal Power Quarter (PL03, 0 credits)
In this PL you study forms of personal power and develop strategies to enhance your use of your personal power. You use your enhanced skills to overcome barriers, take more risks, and develop new ways to understand and apply the principle of intention. You understand and apply the law of requisite variety, develop more connected relationships, and take greater personal responsibility in work and other areas.
You learn, practice, and apply different skills of personal power each week in your personal and professional life and in your coaching and leadership.
Year of More: Purposeful Living & Leadership Quarter (PL04, 0 credits)
In this PL you practice living with the principles of purpose, learn about the qualities of purposeful living, and begin to identify your own life purpose. You further challenge disempowering and limiting childhood beliefs, choose empowering beliefs and principles to live by, and find ways to experience every interaction as growthful.
You learn about developmental models of personal development and apply these as a map to guide your spiritual development in ways that can apply to believers of all faiths. You learn and practice the skills of principle based leadership and coaching.
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“I now feel more established and credible as a coach and I bring more to the table because I’m living what I’m learning in my own life as well.”
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Accreditation: Wright Graduate University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). Wright Graduate University business programs have received specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). See complete accreditation and recognition details here.