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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Leadership Mastery Certificate

Break-through, cutting-edge program that encourages dialogue between employees and leadership.

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Individual Courses



Spring 2018



May 1: Compassion in the Workplace: Empowering Performance

May 8: Conflict Resolution: The Exchange (NCRC)

May 8: Conquering Digital Distractions NEW 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 17: Strategic Thinking for Managers: Improve Competitive Positioning

May 22: Mindful Productivity and the Power of Purpose NEW CLASS!

May 30: Multiple Generations: Better Leadership for Today and Tomorrow

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


June 5: Wellness: Mind, Body & Business NEW CLASS!

June 6: Quantifying Customer Preferences NEW CLASS!

June 6: Power & Leadership: Learn to be PowerSmart IN ORANGE COUNTY

June 7: Going Beyond Compliance: Understanding Gender Difference in the Workplace NEW CLASS!

June 12: Cultivating Creativity: Innovative Thinking in the Workplace

June 13: Brand Management: Defining, Measuring & Utilizing the Power of the Brand

June 13: Decision Making Models for Managers: Practical Applications to Use Quantitative Analysis

June 14: Difficult Conversations: What to Say and How to Say it IN ORANGE COUNTY

June 14: Mergers and Acquisitions for the Middle-Market

June 14: Qualitative Market Research: The Customer Journey 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

June 26: Change Management: Overcoming Resistance

June 27: Mindful Leadership: Cultivating the Conscious Leader

June 28: Mindful Productivity & The Power of Purpose IN ORANGE COUNTY


July 18: 360 Degree Effectiveness: From Silo Mentality to Sphere of Influence IN ORANGE COUNTY



 Fall 2018



August 1: Actionable Leadership: Leadership Styles for Results IN ORANGE COUNTY

August 2: Coaching & Mentoring: Bringing Out the Best in Others IN ORANGE COUNTY

August 14: Public Speaking Part 1: Building Confidence & Clarity IN ORANGE COUNTY

August 21: Public Speaking Part 2: Developing Compelling Content IN ORANGE COUNTY

August 23: Marketing Optimized Selling: Integrating Advertising, Social Media & PR with Face-to-Face Selling Efforts NEW CLASS!

August 28: Effective Business Writing: Crafting Clear, Concise, and Compelling Content


September 12: Public Speaking Part 1: Building Confidence & Clarity

September 13: Developing a Courage Brand: Delivering a 'Return on Courage'

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

September 20: Wellness: Mind, Body & Business

September 25: Emotional Intelligence Part 1: The Art & Science


October 3: Resilience in the Workplace: How to Bounce Back from Adversity

October 9: Leading High-Performing Teams: Strategies for Developing & Managing

October 10: Power and Leadership: Learn to be PowerSmart

October 11: Public Speaking Part 2: Developing Compelling Content

October 18: Emotional Intelligence Part 2: Developing Relationships

October 23: Mindful Productivity & the Power of Purpose

October 25: Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Assessing Sources of Risk and Selecting Projects from a Finance Perspective

October 30: Innovate Like Apple: Play Your Way to New Ideas with Genuis Games


November 6: Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently

November 7: 360 Degree Effectiveness: From Silo Mentality to Sphere of Influence

November 8: Negotiation Skills: Getting to Win-Win Outcomes

November 13: Communicating at Work: Dynamic Connecting & Collaborating


*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time.  We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc.  Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.