Leadership in Agriculture Human Sciences (Certificate)

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As we look at the grand challenges our world faces, the need to train and prepare leaders in every sector of society is urgent. For those interested in developing and strengthening their leadership skills, the Agricultural and Human Sciences (AHS) Department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Agricultural & Human Sciences (GCLAHS). The GCLAHS will consist of five 3-credit courses that focus on theory, organizational leadership, community leadership, critical and creative thinking, and change management. This certificate is designed for the individual who is either currently in a leadership role or who aspires to serve in a leadership capacity in education, industry, non-profit or government. The curriculum allows for a strong base in theory and practice, under the direction of leadership scholars who will work with students to take the knowledge gained in the classroom and apply that knowledge to their respective contexts. In fact, this is the essential nature of leadership development, for students to be able to contextualize the work to their own specific context. Courses are offered online to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.

Plan Requirements

Required Courses15
Family Communication and Coaching
Leadership Theory
AEHS 555
Critical and Creative Thinking (pending ABGS approval Spring 2022)
Organizational Behavior and Administrative Leadership in Agricultural & Human Science
Community Leadership
Total Hours15