Professional Leadership & Strategy Courses and Certificates

Offering leadership education for more than 60 years, Penn State Executive Programs provides professional certificate programs in Strategic Leadership, Strategic Decision Making, Implementing Strategy, and Communication for Leaders.


Leadership & Strategy


Sharpen your leadership expertise to better analyze your environment, set direction, improve performance, innovate, and drive change.

For more than 60 years, we have been developing leaders who can interpret the environment, seek out new opportunities, rally those around them, and reflect the DNA of the organization.

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Earn a Certificate

We offer short courses in Leadership & Strategy topics that track into two Professional Certificates in Strategy and Organizational Performance.

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Short Courses

These 3-day transformational learning experiences are held throughout the year on Penn State’s University Park campus or can be brought to your location.

Portfolio: Leadership & Strategy

Implementing Strategy for Success

(Formerly Leading in Complex Organizations) Develop an integrated approach to strategy implementation and performance management. Build strategic thinking abilities, decision-making acumen, personal leadership qualities, and influencing skills. Maximize management systems to drive organizational performance and growth. *formerly Leading in Complex Organizations

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Start May 10, 2021

End May 13, 2021

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Expert executive faculty who have led significant change within the private and public sectors will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into an action plan for results.