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Professional Certificate in



Leadership and Management Professional Certificate


UVM’s Leadership and Management Professional Certificate consists of eight individual leadership seminars that focus on developing leadership capabilities and skills in the context of today’s business and management challenges. The seminars are taught by industry experts and held in Burlington.


Professionals interested in focusing on a specific area of leadership and management may sign up for individual seminars. Whether you’re taking one seminar or completing your certificate, our day-long, locally held sessions allow you to minimize your time away from work and family, while providing the tools to help you become a more effective leader and reach your professional goals.

Fall 17/Spring 18 sessions:

10/6/17 Understanding Your Competitive Advantage

11/17/17 The Strategic Leader

12/1/17 Financial Analysis for Strategic Decision-Making

1/19/18 Marketing Strategies and Measuring Performance

1/26/18 Conflict and Negotiation: Creating Long Term Success

2/16/18 Developing Sales Strategies and Opportunities for Growth

3/23/18 Emotional Intelligence

4/27/18 Leading and Motivating Your Employees

Our seminars are designed to help you:

  • Improve your leadership, business strategy, negotiations, sales, marketing, and finance skills
  • Prepare you for higher-level job responsibilities and career advancement
  • Develop your knowledge of business principles, trends, and best practices
  • Identify your learning leadership style to provide you with insights into your problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Improve your emotional intelligence and  behaviors to better connect with others as a leader
  • Gain a big-picture view of management to communicate more effectively within your organization
  • Lead cross-functional teams
  • Build a professional network beyond your organization

Seminars include:

  • Case-study discussions
  • Leadership assessments
  • Group problem solving
  • Action planning

Who Should Attend?

Seminars are appropriate for rising leaders, supervisors, and managers of all levels, including professionals currently experiencing challenges or looking for advancement, and executives who want to reassess their ability to influence others.



“I was interested in continuing my professional development and being able to interact with my peers on a continual basis. This program has been great for my needs. The classes have been fantastic because they’ve given an overview of the subject matter and then they’ve focused on a strategic level which is what you really need in leadership and management positions.”
Krista Shute
Constance Gavin