Professional Certificate in

Re-Imagining Leadership

Build the power skills that foster a positive workplace.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to better deploy your technical skills
  • Develop yourself for future leaders roles with greater power skills
  • Learn how to optimize yourself and team members using strengths and emotional intelligence
  • Improve risk management through better communications and conflict
  • Make better decisions with lasting impact regardless of your position in the company


Our education and professional experiences focus on technical, how to do it, skills. So, we progress from doer to manager to leader, primarily based on our technical competencies. This model of promotion has been in use for decades, but it is now obsolete. Few of us intentionally learn soft skills along the way, finding ourselves a bit overwhelmed when asked to work in complex teams or to assume a managerial or leadership role.

Employers have recognized the value of personality type, adaptability and flexibility in responding to change, emotional intelligence, trust, psychological safety, conflict management and the ability to manage time, stress and energy to meet organizational needs. None of these are technical skills. They are the soft skills, probably the most difficult skills to assess and learn – but critical to professional, and life, success. In fact, they are now being renamed Power Skills. Do you have what you need to succeed?

This certificate offers an extraordinary opportunity to spend some quality time with yourself to assess your current level of soft skills, clearly define your core self, and build soft skills which are essential to professional, not to mention life, success.

In this certificate program, you will consider what makes a positive workplace where people can do their best; assess who you are now and set goals for who you’d like to become, emotions and emotional intelligence, strengths, personality type, and values-based decision-making, a key to critical thinking. In the second certificate in this series, you will have the opportunity to consider time/stress/energy management, thinking style, psychological capital, approach to change, conflict styles and methods, and communication styles and methods. Make the commitment now to invest in your personal and professional development.

Become the person you are meant to be. Become the person ready to take the next step with all the right power skills.

How will this happen? An APPLE a day…The courses in this certificate use the APPLE model to help you become your best self.

Assess: You will start with validated self-assessments and explore benchmarked reports prepared just for you
Plan: You will sent personal development goals in SMART goal format
Prepare: You will prioritize your goals and get ready to learn how to make change, using solid scientific research made practical
Learn: You will develop your specific action plan and try out the change you want to make. Change is iterative so you’ll learn how to make false starts and initial failures learning points.
Execute: You will realize your SMART goals and bring new soft skills to your work and life. And, you’ll have developed the skills to continue your self-development long after the course.

Key Program Content:

Happiness at work -- modeling a great workplace
Impact of Soft Skills, and the New Power Skills
Current management skills assessment
Being your best self through intentional change (APPLE Framework)
Self-Awareness as a Foundation
Personality type and how to use It
Emotions and Emotional Intelligence
Strengths-based management
Values-based decision-making: Personal Values and Vision Statement
Intelligent Disobedience: how to help your organization to well

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Certificate At A Glance

  • Expert Instruction 6 Skill Building Courses
  • Self-Paced Progress at your own speed
  • 6 Months 2 - 3 hours per week
  • $1,074.60 For the full program experience Regularly $1,194.00 when paying per-course
  • 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) Earn PDUs toward your Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Mangement Professional (PMP) certification

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Let’s Get Happy: Happiness Drives Performance

Great leaders, create great culture, which yields great work: G3. Leadership requires skills and is in greater demand. Are you ready to lead when the call comes? Would you like to refresh your leadership skills? If so, this course is for you.

Let’s Get Started: Building Self-Awareness

Effective leaders know themselves well. They capitalize on their strengths and manage their weaknesses using self-awareness. Learn how self-aware you are and how you can use self-awareness to intentionally develop your management and leadership skills.

Let’s Get Personal: Working with Personality Type

Effective leaders capitalize on their strengths & manage their weaknesses. Build your power skills by understanding the MBTI, personality type assessment, and how to use your type to your greatest advantage as an effective leader.

Let’s Get Emotional: Emotions & Emotional Intelligence!

Effective leaders have high self-awareness and emotional intelligence. This course will help you understand emotions - our secondary and overlooked intelligence system - and emotional intelligence. Build your emotional vocabulary and emotional intelligence.

Let’s Get Strong: Strengths at Work

Effective leaders know that we are always better when we play to our strengths. There’s science behind that statement. In this course, discover the power of strengths at work through selected models, self-assessment & learning use your strengths more.

Let’s Get Principled: Values, Culture & Intelligent Disobedience!

Learn about values and decision-making, visioning the future, how values create culture, and how to be intelligently disobedient when the time comes. Remember: know yourself, know others; lead yourself, lead others.

Job Outlook

  • Project Manager jobs to grow by 33% over next 10 years Source:
  • Program Project Manager income is $60k to $100k based on industry
  • Power Skills cannot be automated, and inherently protect the learner from impacts of automation in the workplace
  • Emotional Maturity Skills are highly correlated with project success Chaos Report 2015, Standish Group
  • The top 4 out of 5 skills that matter to Executives are soft skills according to IBM’s 2018 Global Survey IBM


Your Instructor

Jocelyn S. Davis

Professor Davis is an innovative educator whose specialty lies in educating students in Managing Project Teams and Evolving as Project Leader. She is the sole instructor and creator of the Re-Imaging Leadership Professional Certificate on edX.

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