Leadership Essentials Certificate Program

What is Leadership Essentials?

The purpose of the Leadership Essentials Certificate Program is to provide aspiring and early-career leaders with tools, resources, and a clear path to leadership excellence. This hybrid program is ideal for Texas State University faculty and staff who are seeking to shape and strengthen their leadership skills. Due to the highly personalized nature of the program, participation is limited to 20 participants per academic year. Learn more about eligibility and participation below.

Why Is Leadership Essentials Important?

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Great leaders transform workplace culture, enhance value, improve retention, and engage their employees to deliver better outcomes. This program is a great way for leaders and aspiring leaders to improve their capabilities, inspire others, and achieve outstanding results.

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    • Experience monthly leader presentations
    • Gain a network of contacts and build relationships across campus
    • Receive a free common reading book
    • Learn new, innovative ways of developing and managing people
    • Add new tools, techniques, and resources to your leadership toolkit
    • Apply learned leadership skills to real-time scenarios
    • Develop a leadership presence that reflects greater confidence and capabilities
    • Receive mentoring from senior leaders across campus
    • Take a free personality assessment and debrief with a personal coach

Program Schedule & Outline

Each month of this program will focus on a unique area of leadership:

Month Topic


Team Building & Coaching: Navigate your team to success


Leadership & Communication Styles: Learn ways to communicate effectively


Conflict Resolution & Problem-Solving: Explore how to resolve issues with confidence


Higher Education 101 & Decision-Making: Learn the language of academia and key elements of effective decision-making


Time & Project Management: Apply time management best practices to maintain a work life balance with results


Effective Meetings & Presentations: Learn public speaking techniques to facilitate engaging in-person and virtual meetings



For more information about this program, please contact leaders@txstate.edu or call 5.2557.