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Our four-course certificates in holistic leadership are designed for individuals who wish to study holistic approaches to leadership, with an emphasis on helping skills, organizational learning and systems thinking.

Our Program

Our certificate programs provide advanced applied academic and/or professional training in a 12-credit format. The Certificate of Graduate Studies is designed for students who are seeking continued professional development without the format pursuit of a master’s degree, while the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies is a post-master’s program.

Courses are offered in the evenings at our Newport campus, with select courses also offered online.

Program Spotlight: Doing the Work

During our recent reunion and celebration for the holistic leadership program, participants were asked to share how they are using integrative leadership in their field by answering the question: How are you doing the work?

 I am doing the work by being a career counselor. I love to help the students that I’m working with identify their strengths, interests and values and make connections with them so that they can bring those skills to the world. More than anything I feel that I’m a relationship builder. 

Kathleen Jackson ’10 (CAGS), career advisor, University of Rhode Island

Our Faculty

In traditional, face-to-face classes, our distinguished and passionate faculty inspire students to explore their gifts, develop their capacity for effective leadership and contribute to social, organizational and global change.​


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Certificates in Holistic Leadership

Holistic Leadership (CGS or CAGS)

4 courses | 12 credits

Prerequisites for the CGS:

  • HLC504: Holistic Foundations
  • HLL519: Introduction to Holistic Leadership Perspectives

Prerequisite for the CAGS:

  • HLL519: Introduction to Holistic Leadership Perspectives

Required courses:

  • HLL520: Leading Holistically: Cross-Cultural Awareness 
  • HLL522: Creative Leadership Intervention Skills I 
  • HLL523: Creative Leadership Intervention Skills II 
  • HLL527: Leading System Change and Transformation