Professional Development Certificates and Courses

Career development certificate programs and courses that hone skills necessary for leadership and business success

Certificates   Individual Courses

Certificate Programs

Mindful Executive Certificate

Balance, compassion and resilience will guide you to be a well-rounded, mindful leader.

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Communication Certificate

From Difficult Conversations to Effective Business Writing, you’ll soon be communicating your way to the top.

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Leadership Certificate

From learning to doing, being a leader involves many facets. Learn them all here!

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Marketing & Strategy Certificate

Increase your business! Make your company stand out! Learn all there is to know about marketing.

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Finance Certificate

Gain a wealth of knowledge to guide you through the fascinating world of finance.

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Excel Certificate

Just 4 classes, over 4 days and you’ll pivot your way to being an Excel expert!

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Elevate Certificate

Influence and strategic thinking to advance & succeed in a global, diverse work environment.

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Corporate Triathlete Certificate

Develop the drive and determination to reach your maximum potential in mind, body and business!

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W.I.N.
Women In Negotiation Certificate

Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of essential negotiating and leadership skills.

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Biotech Demystified Certificate

Learn the science behind the business with class instruction and hands-on lab experience for an immersive 3 days.

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Supply Chain Certificate

Dynamic program in collaboration with the Rady Institute of Supply Excellence & Innovation.

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Individual Courses



Spring 2018


January 23: Public Speaking Part 1: Building Confidence and Clarity

January 26: Market Opportunity Analysis: Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning NEW CLASS!

January 30: Compassion in the Workplace: Empowering Performance


February 1: Decision Making Models for Managers: Practical Applications to Use Quantitative Analysis

February 3: Power and Leadership: Learn to be PowerSmart

February 6: Return on Courage: Learn How to Create Your Own Courageous Competitive Advantage NEW CLASS!

February 13: Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently

February 15: Social Media Marketing: Strategy, Execution and Measurement

February 21: Brand Management: Defining, Measuring & Utilizing the Power of the Brand

February 22: Resilience in the Workplace: How to Bounce Back from Adversity NEW CLASS!

February 24-25: Essential Negotiation Skills for Women: Negotiating with Difficult People

February 27: Public Speaking Part 2: Developing Compelling Content

February 27: Leadership is a Triathlon, Not a Sprint NEW CERTIFICATE CLASS!

February 28: Leadership Development Program for Science and Technology Management (multiple days)


March 8-9: Supply Chain Cost Management and Value Improvement

March 13: Conquering Digital Distractions NEW CERTIFICATE CLASS!

March 14: 360 Degree Effectiveness: From Silo Mentality to Sphere of Influence

March 15: Leading High Performing Teams: Strategies for Developing & Managing

March 24-25: Essential Negotiation Skills for Women: Negotiating for Leadership Success

March 27: Wellness: Mind, Body, Business NEW CERTIFICATE CLASS!


April 3: The ART of Inclusive Communication (NCRC)

April 5: Emotional Intelligence Part 2: Developing Relationships

April 10: Effective Business Writing: Crafting Clear, Concise and Compelling Content

April 10: Less Stress, More Success NEW CERTIFICATE CLASS! 

April 11: Multiple Generations: Better Leadership for Today & Tomorrow

April 17: Change Management: Overcoming Resistance

April 18: Communicating at Work: Dynamic Connecting & Collaborating

April 20: Qualitative Market Research: The Customer Journey NEW CLASS!

April 24: Positive Culture Starts with You NEW CERTIFICATE CLASS!

April 25: The Practice of Inclusion: Engaging Diversity as a Valued Resource

April 26: Mindful Leadership: Cultivating the Conscious Leader


May 8: Conflict Resolution: The Exchange (NCRC)

May 8: Goals, Guts, and Grit Coaching NEW CERTIFICATE CLASS!

May 9: Actionable Leadership: Leadership Styles for Results

May 10: Difficult Conversations: What to Say and How to Say It

May 16: Market Research for Pricing Decisions NEW CLASS!

May 22: Mindful Productivity NEW CERTIFICATE CLASS!

May 31: Coaching and Mentoring: Bringing Out the Best in Others


June 5: Workplace Meditation NEW CERTIFICATE CLASS!

June 6: Quantifying Customer Preferences NEW CLASS!

June 18-20: Accounting and Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

June 20: Excel 1 Essentials: More Than a Foundation

June 21: Excel 2: Pivot Tables, Macros, VBA, and More

June 22: Excel 3: Dashboards, Power Pivot, Power Query, and More

June 23: Excel 4: Advanced Dashboard Techniques and Power BI


September 17-19: Biotech Demystified: The Science Behind the Business



*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time. Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.