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Leadership Development, Level II

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Leadership Development, Level II will provide those students who seek a more in-depth study and understanding of those topics and materials pertaining to Leadership. Level Two also provides more opportunities to build critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as communication and large group leadership competencies. Finally, level two provides more opportunities for personal development and application of the leadership skills.
This AC is interdisciplinary and designed to build the thinking and social skills necessary for leadership roles in both the private and public sectors. Students will examine personal, group, communal, and societal leadership values and skills along with strategies for effective conflict negotiation, perceiving differences as opportunities, and overcoming natural impediments to effective decision-making. The intended overall learning outcome of the certificate is for students to achieve competency by using critical thinking, problem-solving, communicative, and collaborative skills to enact positive social change within their groups, their local communities, and in inter-groups and society, at large. The Academic Certificate (AC) in Leadership Development, Level I is embedded in this certificate.


Academic Plan Code: 
Academic Certificate (AC)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2019 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all course required within the program

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AAA/CPD150Strategies for College Success3
COM101Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace1
COM225Public Speaking3
LDR100The Leader in You3
LDR101Emerging Leaders I2
LDR102Emerging Leaders II2
COM177Experiential Group Activities Facilitation (3) OR
COM281ABCommunication Activities (3) OR
LDR201Leadership Facilitation I (2)2-3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
HON201Leadership Development: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives3
MGT229Management and Leadership I3
PHI105Introduction to Ethics3
  • Learn different theories and modes regarding language and communication and their impact on effective leadership. (COM101)
  • Learn the use of effective communication techniques during the discussion of controversial topics. (COM101)
  • Learn effective listening techniques. (COM101)
  • Identify and evaluate personal leadership assumptions and philosophy, and how self-awareness impacts objective and subjective decision-making. (COM101, HON201, LDR100, LDR201)
  • Recognize the nature of coalitions, communities and systems and learn to utilize them as a leader. (COM101, LDR101, LDR102)
  • Develop public communication skills, tools, and strategies, including public speaking skills, used to lead and facilitate group learning activities or public presentations so as to promote effective group functioning. (COM177, COM281AB, COM225, HON201, LDR201)
  • Develop leadership skills that can be shared with others by personal student development through college orientation, personal growth, study skills development, and educational and career planning. (AAA/CPD150)
  • Explain the role of social responsibility to various stakeholders.(GBS205, LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
  • Apply problem-solving and decision-making skills to business situations that involve legal, ethical, and social dimensions. (GBS205, MGT229, PHI105, HON201)
  • Apply critical and analytical skill in the preparation of oral and written discourse on legal and ethical issues. (GBS205, PHI105)
  • Develop critical thinking skills that will help overcome impediments to effective decision-making. (LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
  • Learn traditional and emergent leadership theories, purposes and practices. (LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
  • Learn how diverse, ethnic, cultural, gender, cultural influences can affect leadership decisions. (LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
  • Develop individual qualities which will support group functioning. (LDR101, LDR102)
  • Use leadership skills to promote positive social change. (LDR101, LDR102)
  • Utilize strategies that respect and incorporate diverse ideas, values and beliefs. (LDR102)
  • Apply critical thinking skills in leadership situations and to effect positive social change. (LDR101, LDR102)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.