Leading Communication Strategy and Talent Development

Location: Anywhere

Why Leading Communication Strategy and Talent Development?

The Graduate Certificate in Leading Communication Strategy and Talent Development responds to the growing demand for communicators who can assume a strategic advisory and leadership role.

This certificate is intended to prepare communicators with the knowledge and competencies to: 

  • Participate in the development of their organization's strategic objectives through effective communication processes and activities
  • Structure an effective communication function with a highly motivated team of communication professionals and appropriate allocation of resources
  • Identify, mentor, and promote talented communication professionals 
  • Serve as a strategic advisor to the organization's senior management team

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Unique Features

  • Online format provides flexibility for working professionals.
  • Courses designed for experienced communication professionals who wish to continue or advance in a management position.
  • The courses in this program also serve as a concentration in the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication. Students in the certificate program are able to apply their credits toward the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication if desired.

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Leading Communication Strategy and Talent Development General Requirements

Required Courses

The required courses are offered 100% online.

CMN 6200 - Strategic Communications Advisor: Roles and Responsibilities
CMN 6201 - Managing Communication Resources
CMN 6202 - Management Symposium

Elective Courses

The elective courses are offered in a variety of formats, included blended formats and online formats.

Complete three of the following:

HRM 6020 - Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
LDR 6120 - Organizational Leadership
PJM 6000 - Project Management Practices
PJM 6215 - Leading Remote Project Teams
CMN 6045 - Leveraging Digital Technologies: Strategy, Assessment, and Governance

Did You Know?

A graduate certificate can boost your earnings by an average of 25% (Washington Post, 2012).

Did You Know?

Certificates are the fastest-growing form of post-secondary credentials in the United States (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012).

Average Time to Completion

1 - 1.5 Years



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