Strategic Leadership Certificate Program


This program is designed to empower you to enhance individual and organizational productivity and efficiency. Strategic leadership is vital for driving success and achieving sustainable growth, making this program an essential resource for professionals and leaders seeking to excel in their roles.
Upcoming Start Date: Start Anytime
Location: UT Austin

This certificate program consists of three required courses (listed below) and one elective course option.

This certificate is comprised of four single-day courses.

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The Strategic Leadership Certificate Program is designed to empower participants to enhance individual and organizational productivity and efficiency. Strategic leadership is vital for driving success and achieving sustainable growth, making this program an essential resource for professionals and leaders seeking to excel in their roles.

This certificate is structured around three required courses and one elective course, offering participants the flexibility to tailor their learning experience to their specific needs and interests. The curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of strategic leadership principles and practices.

Learning Objectives

Error Reduction and Mitigation: In this program, participants will acquire strategies and tools to reduce instances of human error and effectively mitigate their impacts. Learning to identify and prevent errors is crucial for enhancing efficiency and minimizing costly mistakes within organizations.

Resilient Team and Organizational Development: Building resilience is a key aspect of strategic leadership. Participants will learn how to build more resilient teams and organizations capable of adapting to change, overcoming challenges, and thriving in a dynamic business environment.

Motivation and Behavior: Understanding what motivates individuals and groups is essential for effective leadership. This program will provide insights into individual and group motivations, enabling participants to lead and manage with a deeper understanding of human behavior.

Enhanced Productivity and Critical Thinking: Increasing productivity and fostering critical thinking skills are fundamental to successful leadership. Participants will gain tools to enhance productivity and encourage a culture of critical thinking within their teams and organizations.

Certificate Requirements

You must complete the three courses below and one elective course (see elective options) within 18 months.

Required Courses:


Details & Registration

Dates: Start Anytime
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day
Location: UT Austin
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2.4 – 24 hours of instruction (CEUs awarded upon completion of the program)

Certificate Pricing:

Registration fee includes all course materials, catering (lunch and refreshments), WiFi access, and parking.

  • Standard Registration: $3,000

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Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Strategic Leadership Certificate from Human Dimensions of Organizations at UT Austin.

Course Leader(s)

Who Should Participate

This program is suitable for professionals and leaders across various industries who aim to enhance their leadership and management skills. Whether you are a seasoned executive or an emerging leader, this program will equip you with the knowledge and tools to lead teams and organizations to higher levels of productivity and efficiency.

Elevate your leadership capabilities and position your organization for success by enrolling in the Strategic Leadership Certificate Program at UT Austin. Learn to lead with strategic foresight, reduce errors, and foster resilience within your teams and organization, ultimately driving enhanced productivity and efficiency.


I found the characterization of how to lead strategically very practical and relatable. This week has been fantastic. It’s very easy to learn because the environment is welcoming and the courses are well-run.

Sean S.

Senior Software Developer/Analyst, The University of Texas at Austin

From Certificate Seeker to Competitive Advantage in Just Four Days

Built on strong academic fundamentals and real-world relevance, HDO Certificate Programs are designed to enhance the portfolios of mid- and upper-level professionals.

Over the course of your program, you will gain immediately-applicable tools and skills to accelerate your career, whether your goal is advancing in your current organization, deepening your capacities to excel in your existing role, or developing additional skills for a transition to a new position. In the process, you will learn alongside and network with experienced professionals from a wide range of industries.

Courses Led by Top Faculty

“My favorite part of the Certificate Program was, hands down, the cross-disciplinary faculty. What remarkable minds! I gained multiple new lenses through which to view workplace challenges. I felt so lucky to have exposure and access to these extraordinary educators. The HDO faculty is world class. I can’t stop raving.”

Sarah Gerichten, Director of Marketing, Square Root, Inc.

Transform Your Organization with Group Training

By applying cutting-edge research and expertise from UT Austin’s top faculty to your organization’s unique challenges, our training programs are designed to:

  1. Build a dynamic organizational culture that fosters innovative thinking and embraces change.
  2. Strengthen team cohesion around existing or aspirational goals.
  3. Enhance leadership skills at all levels, from first-time managers to senior leaders and executives.