Adaptive Leadership Certificate
ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE
Enrollment from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020
(9 months to complete)
This program is designed to be a flexible education pathway for military service-members in the Pikes Peak region.
It complements and enhances service-members' Professional Military Education (PME) by delving more deeply into critical thinking and leader fundamentals. Success in the course sequence includes the acquisition of relevant professional knowledge leading to advancement, greater opportunities for new roles and promotion. Additional outcomes include building credits towards a BA degree at UCCS and employment potential upon separation.
The certificate is comprised of four courses (12 credits total), delivered in a hybrid format, with several requisite in-person sessions. This program will be executed as a cohort model, with primary military ranks identified as potential students being E-4 to E-6, junior and mid-grade enlisted from military installations in the Colorado Springs vicinity. Classes begin in August!
Reasons to complete the Certificate
Advance your military career or become successful in higher education and the civilian sector – UCCS will prepare you for both.
Take advantage of our Military Credit Transfer policy
Earn your Certificate while on Active Duty – your BA and MA once you separate (Pathway)
Online flexibility with targeted physical campus support for military members
Promotion points earned with credential completion (i.e., E-5 to E-6 promotion would result in approximately $5000 per year raise)
Education and skills that will improve soldier board hearings
Learn from experts from all sectors with the very best preparation for eventual separation.
What you will gain
- Develop individual awareness of self, others in network, and context to advance individual and team mission
- Demonstrate attitudes, knowledge and skills related to social and cultural sensitivity, emotional intelligence, and wellness
- Demonstrate effective crisis intervention skills including psychological first aid, de-escalation, and conflict mediation
- Understand and demonstrate ethical leadership practices
- Engage with and foster curiosity and lifelong learning as central to leadership
- Build confidence as a learner and generate self-efficacy for continuing education
- Be able to solve complex human development challenges and create action plans through exposure to case studies, hands-on learning, and connection to local civilian leaders
- Build skills for providing performance and developmental feedback to subordinates
- Transfer credits earned, along with additional credits, towards degree programs at UCCS including; BA in Human Services, BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, BA in Management
- Demonstrate understanding of group dynamics, stages of group development, roles and responsibilities associated with leading groups/teams
- Earn promotion points required for advancement in the military
- Earn skills for immediate employment in social services, management positions, or working in faith based organizations
Program Expectations and Delivery
- Hybrid delivery, with cohorts meeting at the on-post Education Center, UCCS main campus, UCCS Downtown and online
- Courses will utilize Canvas online platform, but will have experiential learning (field based learning, guest presenters, leadership shadowing) to enhance the program
- Four 3-credit hour courses taught in sequence with one course at a time
- Each course is 8 weeks in duration, with the certificate completed in one academic year (9 months)
For more information please contact the UCCS Fort Carson Education Office at 719-526-8066 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or send an email to Dr. Phillip Morris at email@example.com For location information for the UCCS Fort Carson office, visit https://www.uccs.edu/military/fortcarson/about
|Course Number & Title||Semester Credits||Pre-requisites|
|LEAD 1200 Foundations of Adaptive Leadership||3||none|
|LEAD 1600 Leading Teams and Organizations||3||LEAD 1200|
|LEAD 1800 Ethical and Multicultural Leadership||3||LEAD 1600|
|COUN 2100 Wellness, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence||3||LEAD 1800|