Elevate Certificate Series

Elevate Certificate Series Offerings

The Elevate Certificate Series provides professionals with the necessary leadership, influence and strategic-thinking skills to advance in today’s global, diverse work environment. Courses offered within this series emphasize these three core areas that prove necessary for successful talent development and organizational development, yet place them within a global context.

The Strategic Leader: Leaders in organizations often discuss the need for their teams to develop strategic-thinking skills—this runs true for both individual contributors and managers. Similarly, team members often express challenges in fully learning the seemingly invisible and intangible organizational culture, office dynamics and politics necessary to advance and prove effective. This short-course certificate program helps you integrate both strategic thinking and organizational savvy through interactive and practical learning.

The Augmented Leader: Communication, influence and relationships synergize into peak people performance. By boosting both verbal and non-verbal communication, this series helps professionals – from individual contributors to front-line managers – to influence others. Ultimately, these actions build relationships that improve collaboration and productivity in any organization.

The Adaptive Leader: We all know innovation drives organizational success, yet how do we encourage innovative thinking for all individuals—and how do we make it stick? This series uniquely addresses both, as it focuses on how to innovate at the individual and organizational levels, as well as how to handle the resulting changes. Whether you’re an individual contributor or a manager, you will utilize different models and methods to effect change. These shifts, even minor ones, will improve your productivity and team dynamics.

The Dynamic Leader: This exciting series taps into the dynamic forces that drive positive development in your career, professional relationships and overall thought processes. Achieve more success as you leverage the key elements of brain science and interpersonal dynamics in straightforward, effective ways. Address challenges at their root cause and focus on the most effective solutions. Elevate your productivity, people and processes through practical tools presented in this series—as you grow into a truly Dynamic Leader.

The Optimized Leader: An Optimized Leader uses laser beam focus to tackle what is truly important and filter out distractions. Even small opportunities can be leveraged into big results when mental energy is channeled to maximize effectiveness. In this series, you will examine strategic methods to hone learning effectiveness and decrease cognitive load.  This frees you to reach peak performance in the workplace, precision and clarity in your thought processes, as well as creative collaboration and influence in your relationships.

Registration Instructions

To register, select the course below that you would like to attend. Several series run concurrently, so double check that the series and location is the one you want to take. All the below series are open to the public, regardless of the class location. 

Series Information

All courses open to everyone


Fall 2018

Melbourne, FL | The Dynamic Leader
@ NGC, 2000 W Nasa Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32904

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

September 20 & 21: BrainStream
October 18 & 19: PeopleQuotient
November 15 & 16: Processology

San Diego, CA | The Dynamic Leader
@ NGC, Rancho Bernardo, CA

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

September 20 & 21: BrainStream
October 18 & 19: PeopleQuotient
November 15 & 16: Processology

Rosemead, CA | The Dynamic Leader
@ DoubleTree by Hilton, 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

September 14 & 15: BrainStream
October 12 & 13: PeopleQuotient
November 16 & 17: Processology

Palmdale, CA | The Optimized Leader
@ NGC, 3520 East Avenue M, Palmdale, CA 93550

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

October 4 & 5: Knowledge Navigation
November 1 & 2: MicroConditioning
November 29 & 30: Forge

Sacramento, CA | The Optimized Leader
@ NGC, 5441 Luce Avenue, McClellan, CA 95652

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

October 4 & 5: Knowledge Navigation
November 1 & 2: MicroConditioning
November 29 & 30: Forge

Baltimore, MD | The Augmented Leader
@ NGC, 7323 Aviation Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21240

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

September 20 & 21: Charisma & Context
October 18 & 19: Impactful Verbal Communication
November 29 & 30: Networking, Influence & Strategic Relationships

Bellevue, WA | The Augmented Leader
@ Embassy Suites, Seattle-Bellevue, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98008

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

September 28 & 29: Charisma & Context
October 26 & 27: Impactful Verbal Communication
December 7 & 8: Networking, Influence & Strategic Relationships


Spring 2018

Melbourne, FL | The Optimized Leader
@ NGC, 2000 W Nasa Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32904

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

March 22 & 23: Knowledge Navigation
April 19 & 20: MicroConditioning
May 17 & 18: Forge

South Bay, CA | The Optimized Leader
@ NGC, 1 Space Park, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

March 8 & 9: Knowledge Navigation
April 5 & 6: MicroConditioning
May 3 & 4: Forge

San Diego, CA | The Optimized Leader
@ NGC, Rancho Bernardo, CA

View the Series Flyer

To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

March 8 & 9: Knowledge Navigation
April 5 & 6: MicroConditioning
May 3 & 4: Forge

St. Augustine, FL | The Strategic Leader
@ Northrop Grumman Corp., 5000 US Hwy 1 N., St. Augustine, FL 32095

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

March 22 & 23: Strategic View
April 19 & 20: Thrive
May 17 & 18: Navigate

Rosemead, CA | The Optimized Leader
@ DoubleTree by Hilton, 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

March 16 & 17: Knowledge Navigation
April 6 & 7: MicroConditioning
May 4 & 5: Forge

Huntsville, AL | The Optimized Leader
@Courtyard Huntsville University Drive-Marriott, 4804 University Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35816

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

March 9 & 10: Knowledge Navigation
April 6 & 7: MicroConditioning
May 4 & 5: Forge

Renton, WA | The Optimized Leader
@Hilton Garden Inn, 1801 East Valley Rd., Renton, WA 98057

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To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

March 23 & 24: Knowledge Navigation
April 13 & 14: MicroConditioning
May 11 & 12: Forge

Southern California | The Optimized Leader
@ Hampton Inn Long Beach Airport, 3771 N Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90808

View the Series Flyer

To reserve your seat and pay later, complete the registration form and select "Seat Reservation ONLY" towards the bottom of the registration form. You must return to the registration page prior to the start of each class, re-enter your information and select the class that you would like to make a payment for. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation to the email address you provided. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed to you about a week prior to the class. You will receive a transcript following each class.

April 27 & 28: Knowledge Navigation
May 18 & 19: MicroConditioning
June 15 & 16: Forge


For more information or to register for the series, contact Nancy Peritz at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management: nperitz@ucsd.edu or 858-822-7414.