Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership

Wright Graduate University's certificate programs focus graduate learning on specific areas of the master’s curriculum. Transformational leadership 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.

Graduate Certificate In Transformational Leadership

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  • Program Format

  • Core Curriculum

  • Coursework


Wright Graduate University's graduate certificate in transformational leadership helps create transformational leaders who can empower and develop themselves, their followers and their organizations. Graduates of our program have the tools and skills necessary to achieve extraordinary outcomes while generating high levels of satisfaction and commitment.


  •  October 27, 2022*


  • 12 months
  • 24 credits

As they lead, our students engage in their own personal transformation. Our students become leaders who have a transformative effect not only on themselves, but also on the people around them, and ultimately, on their world.

Research shows that followers of transformational leaders accomplish more than they imagined possible and fulfill more of their potential. They suffer less burnout and have a greater sense of fulfillment.


We believe that the skills and qualities of transformational leaders can be taught. In our program, all content and practices are grounded deeply in your personal and professional experience. Program mentors will support you to make positive, creative contributions that influence all the people and initiatives you touch in powerful ways.

Through our program you will learn the four tracks of Wright Transformational Leadership Training, also known as TIME:

  • Teaming. Leading effective work teams, starting with being a fully engaged team member and graduating to heading an organization.
  • Influencing. Coaching for success and developing the skills of effective speaking and training.
  • Managing. Overseeing and leading effective areas of a company, measuring and assuring high performance.
  • Empowering. The arts of delegating, empowering communication, and motivating and facilitating optimal performance.


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.

In addition to the above requirements, admission to the Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership requires prior completion of PL01 and PL04. Individuals who are currently enrolled in one of these non-credit courses offered through Wright Living may apply and be conditionally admitted pending completion of both. Consult an admissions staff member for recommendations on timing for completion of these non-credit requirements.

*For individuals who have completed the prerequisite non-credit trainings PL01 and PL04.

Program of Interest:
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  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor Of Education in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
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  • High school diploma or less
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  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary coursework or trade school
  • Completed post-secondary coursework or trade school
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Post-graduate coursework
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree

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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.

Meet Our Students And Grads

See how Wright Graduate University helped them transform their lives.

What I discovered at Wright Graduate University was a dimension of richness of human interaction which I had never experienced. My relationship with my clients and coworkers became enhanced by what I was learning. I could see people’s strengths and weaknesses more clearly and support them better. I had more grace for my own struggles as I learned more about what made me tick. I have never been more connected to myself and others.

Marilyn Pearson Master of Arts Graduate, 2014

Wright Graduate University is the most unique education I have ever experienced. In my second year of studies, I was single and living by myself; however, I barely felt lonely because I was getting so much connection, support, and nourishment from my Wright Graduate University education. Now, the person who didn’t want to be a coach, who didn’t want to be a leader, wants to be a coach and a leader who can bring what I’ve been learning to people in Japan.

Junki Aoki MA Graduate, EdD Student, Class of 2025

Wright Graduate University has enhanced my life in ways I never thought possible. The yearning-based learning methodology has allowed me to learn more about myself and how I operate in different environments. I am a mother of two young girls, I work full-time, and I am a business partner. I, regrettably, waited two years before choosing to sign up for the master’s program thinking I needed to change my circumstances to open space for education. Let me ensure you, it will not detract from but only enhance your current life.

Rosenda González Master of Arts Graduate, 2022

My transformational leadership studies are empowering me to be a satisfied woman in business, making sure that I’m not backing down when I have a vision, an initiative, something that I feel is important that I’m going for. Because I’m looking out for each person, the whole group is successful and everyone benefits.

Jennifer Masi Master of Arts Graduate, 2018

I have been integrating my academic research and personal development directly into my role. I’ve been able to combine my leadership with my coursework by bringing personalized examples into my assignments. Between the WGU faculty and my student cohort, I’ve received critical feedback that I’ve taken directly into my company - positively impacting myself and my team in the process.

Drew Allison Current WGU MBA Student