Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are multi-week, interactive development workshop series that introduces practical tools and enables immediate application to real workplace challenges and opportunities. Participants expand their toolkit and network to leverage throughout their career.

Certificate Programs are open to both CU Employees and Affiliates. CU Employees may click the Apply Now buttons below to register. We ask that Affiliates of CU email [email protected] to request registration.

Emerging Leaders Program

Columbia University’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a certificate series aimed at developing the mindset, skillset, and toolset of individual contributors and managers growing into a leadership role.

    4 Essential Roles of Leadership

    ELP is tailored for the following:

    • Individual contributors seeking opportunities to grow within their current role. 
    • Project leads responsible for informal teams with few or no direct reports.
    • Managers working to establish a new or enhanced team culture and/or business practices.
    • Colleagues actively engaged in changing school/department processes.
    • Senior leaders charged with organizational change and transition.

      This multi-week blended learning program is designed to introduce fundamental leadership competencies that promote high performance.

      Classes will be virtual for Spring 2023, and will occur twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., March 14 through April 13, 2023.

      For cost and enrollment, click Apply Now. You must have your department's chartstring available for payment at the time of enrollment. Please speak to your manager/supervisor for this information.