North Central College - Naperville, IL

Leadership Certificates

Dispute Resolution

The Dispute Resolution certificate is intended for students interested in advancing their skills in coping with disputes and conflicts in the workplace and beyond.  Students will develop their abilities in identifying the professional context of a dispute, the issues to be resolved, and the parties necessary for resolution. Students will also advance their abilities to discern party interests in a dispute and to devise approaches to settling disputes consistent with those interests.

Prerequisites: none
Certificate: Nine credit hours including

Required Course:
MLD 558 Conflict Resolution

After taking MLD 558, the student chooses six credit hours from the following courses:|
BUS 505 The Legal Environment of Business or EDN 522 Issues in School Law
MGT 683 Innovation and Organizational Change or EDN 508 Leadership for Innovation and Change
MGT 623 Human Resource Management
MGT 692 Topic: Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration or MGT 692 Topic: Principles of Business Dispute Resolution
MLD 683 Leadership for Social Change and Renewal
MLS 506 Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Management

See Master of Leadership Studies webpage for course descriptions.

How to Apply

Leadership

Leadership is growing as an area of study distinct from management. By taking courses that are part of the core of the Master of Leadership Studies degree program, students will learn to identify and critique major theories of leadership. In addition, they will learn to relate leadership theories and activities to questions of ethics and values, as well as organization and management.

Prerequisites: none
Certificate: Nine credit hours including

Required Course:
MLD 545 The Ethical Challenge of Leadership

Choose six credit hours from the following courses:
MGT 645 Organizational Leadership and Group Performance
MGT 683 Innovation and Organizational Change
MLD 525 Theories and Models of Leadership
MLD 558 Conflict Resolution
MLD 683 Leadership for Social Change and Renewal
MLD 692 Special Topics

See Master of Leadership Studies webpage for course descriptions

How to Apply

Organizational Ethics

The Organizational Ethics certificate is intended for students who want to investigate ethical issues in a number of areas of life from personal to social to work, but with an emphasis on ethics in organizations. Students will develop their skills in identifying and critiquing the major theories of ethical analysis, and in assessing situations involving ethical dilemmas in a fashion consistent with those theories. 

Prerequisites: none
Certificate: Nine credit hours

Choose at least one course from:
MLS 506 Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Management
MLD 545 Ethical Challenges of Leadership

Select up to two additional courses from:
MLS 550 Ethics and Imagination
MLS 680 Justice, Care and Community

See Master of  Liberal Studies program webpage for course descriptions

How to Apply