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About This Micro-Credential

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Do you seek to enhance your capacity to lead others? The micro-credential in Leadership Development focuses on the core skills that underlie leadership in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on human relations and emotional intelligence. Students will gain in-demand professional skills, including conflict resolution, relationship building,  group and organizational decision-making, time and stress management, and employee development.

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Skills You Will Gain


Building Relationships

Effective Time Management

Employee Development


Communication Skills

Leadership Development

Emotional Intelligence

Stress Management

Conflict Resolution

Critical Thinking


Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate leadership problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills needed to build strong leader-follower relationships.
  • Use effective communication skills in the multiple modalities (written, oral, and technical) required of leaders.
  • Apply ethical principles to leadership, focusing on the fundamentals of integrity, decision-making, and professionalism.
  • Describe benefits of leadership based on the fundamentals of diversity.

Required Courses

  • LDR 205 - Human Relations in Organizations
  • LDR 308 - Leadership Development
  • LDR 320 - Leading with Emotional Intelligence 

Offered in face-to-face and online


Amanda Kilmer
Leadership Development, First semester offered: Fall 2019


Northern Kentucky University
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