Additional Offerings at the Accelerate Leadership Center

The Accelerate Leadership Center also offers leadership development certification and additional leadership workshops.

Leadership Development Certification

The Accelerate Leadership Development Certification program provides MBA students with an opportunity to go further beyond the required leadership curriculum. This program includes in-depth sessions with leadership coaches and provides a framework for each candidate to identify personal goals, create targeted action plans for development and give a formal presentation of his or her leadership journey.

Students who successfully complete the Certification program are recognized each spring at graduation.

Program components include:

  • The creation of actionable leadership development plans focused on strength and growth areas
  • Meetings with leadership coaches throughout the program
  • Participation in workshops
  • Presentations summarizing one’s leadership journey

Additional Targeted Workshops

The Accelerate Leadership Center offers small, topical, interactive workshops which aid student development in key leadership and communication skills and strategies.

Examples of past workshops include:

  • Leadership Essentials
  • How to Lead a Successful Team
  • Executive Presence
  • Women’s Leadership Conversations
  • Generational Influence in the Workplace
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“Using the capabilities I learned through the program, I was able to establish trust with co-workers and grow into a management position. As a first time manager, I felt I had the tools, techniques and skills to effectively lead others.”


Brigid Johnson, MBA ‘14

Senior Product Manager, Amazon Web Services
Seattle, Washington