12 Credits | Less than 1 year
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*
*Combination of Online, Your Choice or On Site instruction. Select courses are available at the WITC Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.
Organizations need employees who can initiate change, make decisions and inspire teams. The Leadership Essentials technical diploma 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 diploma will help you to meet their needs and you own professional and career goals.
A series of courses to assist you in developing the skills of current and future supervisors to lead today’s workforce, Leadership Essentials focuses on leading people within an organization toward strategic goals, through corporate changes, or in directing processes and procedures.
Leadership Essentials graduates will be able to:
- Perform leadership functions to achieve organizational objectives
- Facilitate effective employee relations
- Select appropriate communication strategy to fit the situation
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.
Designed for working adults.
Improve interpersonal communication.
After completing the diploma, 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. Classes classes are offered on all campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and outreach centers Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, On Site or Your Choice.
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.
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.
Leadership Essentials is Part of a Career Pathway
As a Leadership Essentials student at WITC, you can build credentials each step of the way.
This is the program you're looking at.
You can continue your education to obtain an associate degree in either of these programs.
Advance your skills with a bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process for this program just complete the online application or contact Student Services. When completing an online application, select Leadership Essentials from the program of choice drop down list. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*
12 Credits | Less than 1 year
*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 Essentials Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Leadership Essentials technical diploma.
WITC & UW-Stout Fast Track Cohort
Complement a WITC technical diploma in Leadership Essentials within a Bachelor of Science in Management from UW-Stout.
WITC & UW-Stout have created a partnership to support continuous education pathways for working adults. Students may be able to complete their B.S. degree in little as seven intense semesters of study or select a life styled paced approach through a three to five-year plan of continued educational action. No matter the pace, the focus and flexibility of taking courses with WITC and/or UW-Stout blends current, relevant methodologies with application-oriented courses and actions.
The WITC Leadership Essentials Technical Diploma courses are documented as equivalencies for UW-Stout’s B.S. in Management courses. A student in WITC's Leadership Essentials or Leadership Development programs will have a jump start on completing the Stout B.S. in Management degree, and Stout B.S. in Management students earn WITC's Leadership Essentials Tech Diploma while earning their bachelor's degree.