Strategic Leadership in Talent Development Certificate

Cultivate the leadership competencies and self-awareness to motivate and lead others through change and uncertainty.
Degree Type Certificate
Careers & Salaries Certificate Outcomes
Delivery Online

Level Up in Training Leadership & Talent Development.

Cultivating leadership competencies and self-awareness to motivate and lead others through change and uncertainty is fundamental to successful talent development. UW-Stout's Strategic Leadership in Talent Development Certificate is designed for training and/or talent/human resource development professionals seeking to develop effective leadership techniques, build collaboration skills, and enhance their ability to improve organizational performance. Certificate candidates will enhance their ability to positively influence individuals, build organizational relationships, and manage planned and unexpected change at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

Note: Students who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree can apply credits earned in this certificate to the M.S. Training & Talent Development program.


Certificate Requirements

View details for this certificate program, including credit requirements and core and elective class listings.



Certificate Objectives

  1. Develop a talent development vision and strategy to improve individual, team, and/or organizational performance aligned with organizational business strategies.
  2. Cultivate leadership competencies and self-awareness to motivate and lead others through change and uncertainty.
  3. Apply effective leadership techniques to inspire individuals and teams to achieve the organizational learning strategy.

Apply Your Certificate to a Graduate Degree.

M.S. Training & Talent Development

Are you committed to maximizing human and organizational performance? Earn your degree to become a training and human development manager or specialist.
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Admission Requirements and Application Materials

To apply to the certificate program, please complete the online application form.

Additionally, the following program-specific materials are required at the time of application:

  • Updated resume
  • Unofficial transcript attached to the application
  • Provide a 500-word statement, or short summary, that addresses your academic history and professional working experience.

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • Customized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.