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Leadership Certificate

Technical Certificate

12 Credits | Less than 1 year

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

Organizations need employees who can initiate change, make decisions and inspire teams. The Leadership Certificate can be a huge factor in acquiring these types of skills. In fact, the top two skills desired by companies are in leadership and communication. This certificate will help you to meet their needs and you own professional and career goals.

Program Overview

A series of courses to assist you in developing the skills of current and future supervisors to lead today’s workforce, the Leadership Certificate focuses on leading people within an organization toward strategic goals, through corporate changes, or in directing processes and procedures.

Program Outcomes

Leadership Certificate graduates will be able to:

  • Solve work-based problems
  • Communicate steps to implement processes and procedures
  • Articulate types of motivational strategies
  • Identify strategies to manage organizational change
  • Categorize personal leadership style and the leadership styles of others
  • Apply tactics to develop productive work teams
  • Practice conflict-resolving approaches
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Take two-courses a semester, one night a week for one year and supplement class time with online learning. Actually practice and perform the interpersonal aspects of dealing with and coaching our employees to create at high performing team.

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Designed for working adults.

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Build relationships.

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Improve interpersonal communication. 


After completing the certificate, you’ll be able to solve work-based problems, communicate steps to implement processes and procedures, articulate types of motivational strategies, manage organizational change, categorize your personal leadership style, apply tactics to develop productive work teams and practice conflict-resolving approaches.

Experienced Instructors

WITC is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. The experienced faculty are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help. The sizes of your classes will allow for the attention you deserve.

Real-World Based

The curriculum centers on what actually happens in the world of business within the WITC region, as well as nationally and internationally.

Cutting Edge, Relevant Curriculum

Continuous networking with business professionals, employers and recent graduates keeps your courses up to date and applicable to your future career.  


The program is comprised of courses that prepare you to be a successful leader in any industry. 

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Featured Leadership Certificate Courses

| 3 CR
In Team Building and Problem Solving, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to facilitate problem solving in a team environment. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, systematic process of problem definition, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, solution implementation, evaluation, and documentation.
| 3 CR
In Leadership Development, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to fulfill his/her role as a modern leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of evaluating leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, implementing mission and goals, ethical behavior, personal leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change, and effective conflict resolution.
| 3 CR
In Supervision, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to perform the functions of a frontline leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of strategies and transition to a contemporary supervisory role including day-to-day operations, analysis, delegation, controlling, staffing, leadership, problem solving, team skills, motivation, and training.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Leadership Certificate

12 Credits | Less than 1 year


$1,752 In Tuition and Fees

*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the WITC Leadership Certificate Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a a certificate in Leadership. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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Are you ready to experience success? WITC staff are standing by to support you in reaching your educational and career goals, so do it. Take the leap.