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Executive Education Certificate Programs

leadership trainingLeadership training can help you develop and enhance the core skills that are fundamental to your personal career success. Our 6-month long Leadership Institute Certificate, delivers hands-on training and practical tools designed to enhance your organizational effectiveness. Built around nine core foundation workshops, you have the option to select from one of two customized learning tracks to support your personal and professional growth.

What is the Leadership Institute?

Through participation in the Leadership Institute, aspiring and established leaders in the San Antonio community can expect a balance of theory and applied-focus classes, a personal executive coaching experience with an individual assessment and two one-on-one sessions, and tools designed to specifically address leadership issues.

Our unique approach will help participants strengthen leadership and communication skills, gain a deeper understanding of their own personal strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to develop organizationally aligned strategies to enhance their own personal leadership development.

Program at a Glance

  • Duration: 6 months, two Saturdays a month; core classes are three hours and capstone classes are four hours
  • Method of Delivery: Hybrid (core classes are delivered online; capstone classes are in-person)
  • Location: Carlos Alvarez College of Business, Business Building (BB) 1.01.20, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
  • Cost: $3,499 – $6,499 For-Profit | $2,999 – $5,999 Not-for-Profit (based on the selected executive coaching experience)

Payment plans are available upon request.

Online Registration and Payment

Certificate registration is completed through the UTSA marketplace and you will be asked to select your executive coaching package during the registration process. Payment is due upon registration and we accept American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard and Electronic Check (ACH). Please review our refund and cancellation policy for further information.

We offer a discounted rate to support and make management courses accessible to not-for-profit organizations and small businesses. Group discounts and invoicing is also available for all organizations, email execed@utsa.edu for more information.

You may also be interested in our workshops, bootcamps or topic-focused programs:


Current Leadership Institute Certificate

Hybrid Course Delivery: 39 Contact Hours | $2,999 – $6,499

Essential Foundations of Leadership

Instructors: Kathryn Keeton, Ph.D., Bruce Rudy, Ph.D. and Heather Staples, Ph.D.

Are you looking for ways to positively impact the performance of your organization? Effective leadership is not only about managing teams and running organizations – successful leaders understand how to inspire others, set achievable goals, execute strategic visions, and create a supportive work environment to retain skilled and engaged employees.

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Key Certificate Benefits

Through participation in our Leadership Institute Certificate Programs, aspiring leaders in the San Antonio community can expect:

  • A balance of theory and applied-focus leadership training classes
  • Practical tools based on the selected track
  • A personal executive coaching experience
    • Four individual assessments
    • Private coaching sessions
    • Secure online platform with a personal coaching page
  • UTSA Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

What are the benefits of Executive Coaching?

As a fundamental part of the Leadership Institute Certificate, executive coaching will help you realize your professional potential as part of our leadership training experience. Whatever your goal is in pursuing executive education, your coaching experience is the one-on-one component that will help you turn your goal into measurable outcomes.

Our coaching model uses a three-step process of self-discovery, self-evaluation and self-motivation. In addition to assessments and one-on-one sessions, our coaches use an evidence-based approach. This means that their recommendations come from a rich body of literature, which is backed by psychological research.

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