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Self-paced Elearning with live, virtual Q&A sessions. As an emerging leader, transitioning from an individual contributor to a managerial role with more responsibility can be a challenging career step. New managers are eager to face these challenges and this multi-day certificate program, offered over several months, will help you reflect on the leadership style that works best for you and your employees.


As you grow as a leader it is important to have self-awareness and build your individual business skills in addition to your leadership skills. You will also focus on developing, managing, and communicating within your team. The organizational development sessions will integrate elements to help you achieve your professional and organization’s goals.


All sessions 10 - 10:30 am
Dates Sessions Register
July 11
  • Shifting Gears from Managing to Leading
    Speaker: Matt Bowler
July 18
  • Mentoring and Coaching for Outstanding Performance
    Speaker: Raj Basu
August 1
  • Project Management
    Speaker: Stephanie Royce
August 15
  • Outperforming the Competition through Employee Engagement
    Speaker: Abbey Davis
August 29
  • Managing Difficult People in Difficult Situations
    Speaker: Mac McCrory
September 12
  • Leading with Fairness
    Speaker: Lindsey Greco
September 26
  •  From Traditionals to Gen Z
    Speaker: Bryan Edwards
October 10
  • Authentic Leadership: Know thyself to Lead thy Team
    Speaker: Abbey Davis


  • Certificate information
    Participants will earn an Emerging Leader in Manufacturing Certificate after completion of eight sessions. This certificate is worth up to 2.4 CEU’s (24 hours) for eight sessions. Individual sessions are worth .3 CEU credits.

    Earn a digital badge
    As a participant of this program, you will also be eligible to receive a Digital Badge. Program completion is required in order to receive the OSU Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing Digital Badge that can be added to your portfolio. The badge will note the sessions covered and will serve as a validation of accomplishments, skills, and quality you have learned throughout this program.

"This is a great class that was intriguing and enjoyable. It introduced new concepts that I can apply to work."

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