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Leadership Development Certificate for Gen Y  

Advance your leadership potential while making a difference in the workplace. Developed especially for emerging Gen Y leaders (those born between 1980-1999), topics in this online certificate include identifying skills that great leaders possess; discovering your leadership style; building relationships with subordinates; becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace; addressing challenging goals; utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner; and strategies for influencing others.


The Leadership Development Certificate for Gen Y is offered through our partner, Learning Resources Network, Inc. (aka UGotClass). It is composed of three, month-long courses:

1. Leadership Principles – 1 month

Introduction to Leadership Principles

  • What does it mean to be a good leader?
  • The multiple approaches to leadership
  • Models of leadership
  • The critical need for Gen Y leadership

Recognizing your leadership style

  • Leadership Traits Self-Assessment
  • Leadership Style Self-Assessment
  • Leadership Skills Self-Assessment
  • Task and Relationship Assessment

Leadership Special Concerns

  • Handling Conflict in the Workplace
  • Managing Out-group Employees
  • Ethical Considerations

Cases in Leadership

  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2
  • Self-reflection: What type of leader am I?

2. Developing Your Leadership Skills – 1 month

Making Leadership Happen

  • What leaders do, and don’t do
  • What Leaders Believe
  • Attributes of leaders: what characteristics leaders have that others don’t
  • Making it happen: becoming a leader
  • Leadership procedures and processes, how leaders work 

Attending Meetings: Where the Action Is

  • How to attend a meeting when you are not the leader
  • The dynamics of meetings
  • Recognizing the players in a meeting
  • How to study. The unspoken cues of body language, silence, objections,
  • Studying/Reading the leader in a meeting

The Secrets of Leading Successful Meetings

  • Creating your meeting agenda and objective
  • The 5 Secrets of leading an outcome oriented meeting
  • Getting something passed
  • Understanding meeting procedures: Bob’s Process Model

Change: How to Influence Others

  • Creating the argument
  • Delivering the case
  • Gaining support, before, during, and after meetings
  • Taking leadership

3. Developing Your Professional Career - 1 month

Mapping your Career for Success

  • Defining where you want to be in your career in 5, 10, 15 years
  • Setting and monitoring your career goals
  • Establishing a mentor partnership as a start in your professional career

Developing your Professional Career through Non-Verbal Communication

  • The difference between verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Conveying the right message with your body language
  • Writing what you think
  • Haptics: Using touch to convey non-verbal communication
  • How to understand others' non-verbal communication

Image is Everything

  • You are your brand
  • What you wear can determine where you go
  • How to determine if your image is headed in the right direction
  • How your communication and your image should agree with each other

Using Social Media to Help Develop Your Professional Career

  • The purpose of Social Media
  • How to use Social Media to create a professional online presence
  • How to avoid negative images trap that many people fall victim to on Social Media

An invitation into the online classroom will be emailed to you the Wednesday before the class begins. The subject of the email invitation will be "Lern – Classroom Invitation". Please click to accept the invitation, and from there you will create a password and will be able to access the classroom. If you haven't received an invitation by the Thursday before the course begins, please forward your confirmation email to, and a staff member will resend your invitation.

Once inside the online classroom, here's what you can expect:

Participate When You Want

The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

What You Will Do

Each course is composed of several units. For each unit, you will:

  • Access the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the unit and view the slides
  • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self-quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The discussion for each unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time, day or night. Your instructor will log into the discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.


1. Make at least one comment every week in the discussion.

  • The comment should show thought and be more substantive than just “Yes, I agree.” There is no length required for comments.
  • Replies to other comments and responses to other participants count as comments (in most cases your instructor values replies and responses as comments).
  • Questions and online discussion facilitative comments also count as long as there is some thought to them.

2. Take the self-quiz at the end of every unit.

  • You must score 80% or higher.
  • You may retake any self-quiz as often as you need to get to the 80% score.

Completion Timeline

  • The requirements should be completed by the last day of the course.
  • Individual instructors may extend the deadline upon request.
  • If, for any reason, you are not able to complete the requirements during the course, UGotClass will provide you with their Course Transfer Option. The course Transfer Option allows you to retake any or all of the same UGotClass online course at a future offering within the next 12 months at no extra cost.

    A pdf Certificate of Completion is issued by Learning Resources Network, Inc. and will list Green River College as its partner organization.


    Once the program has started, please direct all questions to


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