Certificate Series

Certificate Series

Looking for an experience that will:

  • Gain management and leadership best practices
  • Improve personal and overall team performance
  • Move colleagues toward greater personal accountability
  • Facilitate challenging conversations with clear and effective messaging
  • Build your network of University experts and resources

Learning & Development certificate series are interdepartmental programs that provide significant personal and organizational development resources and experiences. The multi-week interactive format introduces practical tools and enables immediate application to real workplace challenges and opportunities.   

For the Certificate Programs: 

Certificate Series

Columbia University’s Management Development Program (MDP) is a multi-week training certificate series aimed at building greater self-awareness and essential skills to better manage people and work processes. The program offers managers core tools, practices and strategies for building a peer network to enable their team’s success.  The Program focuses on the Fundamentals of Team Success.  MDP is available to University employees and affiliates.

MDP Application Requirements

Managers may submit an online application to nominate themselves with the support of their leaders. Managers selected for the MDP Program must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Currently in a management-level position, grade 12/103 – 14/105
  • Managed staff at Columbia and/or an affiliate school for at least one year
  • Willing to commit to multiple weeks of full-day classroom training

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The program is offered once in the Spring, beginning in April and once in the Fall, beginning in October.

MDP Enrollment

Participants selected to attend the next MDP Certificate Series will receive an email confirmation approximately 3 weeks prior to the next program start date. Payment for a manager’s enrollment will be processed via internal chargeback using the department chartstring for Columbia University faculty and staff.  University affiliates will receive an invoice to process payment.

Interested participants not selected for this session will be waitlisted and given priority for attendance in the next cohort session.

MDP Enrollment Process

Step 1: Discuss your interest in attending MDP with your manager. Consider ways your participation in the program can improve your performance and engagement as well as for your team.

Step 2: Submit your online Application.

Step 3: Monitor your emails for further information regarding possible enrollment and next steps.

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. ELP is designed to introduce fundamental leadership competencies that promote high performance.

 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

ELP Application Requirements

Individuals may submit an online application to nominate themselves with the support of their leaders. Individuals selected for the ELP Program must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Currently a grade 12/103 and above
  • Worked at Columbia and/or an affiliate school for at least one year
  • Willing to commit to attending all sessions as well as complete a course project

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  The program is offered once in the Spring, beginning in March and once in the Fall, beginning in October.

ELP Enrollment

Participants selected to attend the next ELP Certificate Series will receive an email confirmation approximately 3 weeks prior to the next program start date. Payment for enrollment will be processed via internal chargeback using the department chartstring for Columbia University faculty and staff.  University affiliates will receive an invoice to process payment.

Interested participants not selected for this session will be waitlisted and given priority for attendance in the next cohort session.

ELP Enrollment Process

Step 1: Discuss your interest in attending ELP with your manager. Consider ways your participation in the program can improve your performance and engagement as well as for your team.

Step 2: Submit your online Application.

Step 3: Monitor your emails for further information regarding possible enrollment and next steps.