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Graduate Certificate in
Leadership and Communication Skills for Ecosystem Managers

Courses

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Communication Skills for Ecosystem Managers is a 12-credit online program that offers a broad understanding of the economic, financial, legal, and policy context in managing and addressing natural resource problems and issues.

This certificate requires successful completion of four 3-credit graduate-level courses that focus on project management skills, communication and leadership skills, and the understanding of finance, economics, policy, and law.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    This course provides a survey of the basic legal principles, regimes, and issues related to environmental protection and natural resource management. It gives students an overview of the fundamentals of environmental law and policy, including how the U.S. legal system works, as well as relevant principles of constitutional and common law.

  • 3
    credits

    Making decisions as an ecosystem manager requires knowledge of economics, planning, and finance. The course provides students with a solid understanding of the key finance, planning, and economic principles needed to manage a variety of natural resources and ecosystems. Making decisions as an ecosystem manager requires knowledge of economics, planning, and finance. The course provides students with a solid understanding of the key finance, planning, and economic principles needed to manage a variety of natural resources and ecosystems.

    • 3
      credits

      Development of behavioral skills associated with outstanding leadership of individuals, teams, and organizations through advanced information technology, experimental exercises, and case analysis.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      The course examines the continuing influence of social and environmental factors in shaping leadership and leadership development.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      This course explores the science and practice of leadership around the globe through pertinent scholarly literature and related instructional resources.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Overviews scholarship relating to women in positions of leadership in groups and organizations, as well as obstacles to their success.

    • 3
      credits

      Theory- and research-based communication skills for leaders dealing with work-related problems in contemporary groups and organizations.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Application of theories of decision-making to work-related issues in groups and organizations requiring collective resolution and action.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Theories and strategies important for conceptualizing, developing, and managing conflict negotiation, mediation, and third-party intervention.

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