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Leadership & Coaching

Help Organizations and Individuals Thrive

Leadership skills are needed across every role and industry to help build teams, bolster morale, build a company culture, attract and retain top talent, navigate consistent changes, and contribute to the bottom line of an organization. It's more than being a good people person. Leadership skills, like any other, take time and knowledge to develop and practice.

Coursework in our leadership series spans industries and titles, and it's meant for anyone who wants to move into a leadership role, advance the role they have, or simply strengthen the position they're in now to make them more effective leaders.

These leadership and coaching courses will provide you with the tools necessary to chart your own path forward, overcome obstacles, and produce positive results for the well-being of your colleagues and the people you serve.

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Prepare for In Demand Industry Certifications

Successfully completing the Positive Leadership Certificate prepares you to earn recertification PDCs from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™).

PELA 0400 - Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being allows you to earn the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certification. This program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the world’s largest organization of professionally trained and certified coaches.

Explore Leadership Courses

Coursework in the online Leadership and Coaching programs can expand your current skill to enhance your leadership skills which can improve the bottom line of the department you manage, or would like to manage. Choose the programs below that are most beneficial to your position right now and take a look at others that may help you advance your career.

Choose Your Level of Learning

George Mason offers individual courses that focus on a specific set of skills or industry knowledge and can vary widely in terms of contact hours. You can spend a week completing a course, or more than a year. If you have any questions we can be reached at or by subitting this information request form.

Strengthen Your Career Opportunities

Leadership skills are in high demand in the job market and are essential to have if you'd like to advance your career. As listed by Indeed in December of 2021, the top six leadership skills are decisiveness, integrity, relationship/team building, problem-solving, dependability, and an ability to teach and mentor. Those who want to step into leadership roles, as well as professionals across an organization such as team leads, managers, and c-suite executives, can benefit from the best practices and knowledge these courses provide so they can build strong teams, which in turn increases efficiency and contributes to the bottom line.

Advertising and Marketing Managers

Marketing managers work across an organization and manage teams to develop strategies for pricing and lead generations and that promote a company's services and products and increase engagement. Advertising and marketing managers earn a median income of $141,490 a year and expect 10% job growth from 2020 to 2030.

Facility Managers

As a facility manager, you’ll continually monitor facilities and direct staff to ensure building, grounds, and equipment are safe, secure, and well maintained. Facility managers earn a median income of $98,890 a year and have an expected job growth rate of 9% from 2020 to 2030.

HR Managers

HR managers oversee employee relations, work with the leading executives to strategize talent management, maximize human potential, secure regulatory compliance, administer employee-related services such as payroll, training, and benefits and supervise employees within their department. HR managers earn a median income of $121,220 a year and have an expected job growth rate of 9% from 2020 to 2030.

Sales Managers

Sales managers are directly responsible for directing the team that increases the bottom line of a company as they work to sell the products and services provided. Clear leadership abilities, especially team-building and coaching, are essential to the core of their role. Sales managers earn a median income of $132, 290 a year and expect 7% job growth from 2020 to 2030.

Note: all employment information is from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Corporate Training in Leadership and Coaching

As the largest public research university in Virginia, we keep our finger on the pulse of skills gaps across industries. We're ready to help you attract and retain top talent with continuing education opportunities customized specifically for your organization. See how we can help you upskill your staff quickly.

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