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Leadership and Management
Graduate Certificate

Introduction
The Department of Human Resources and the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program (EMP), have collaborated to design and offer a customized graduate level Leadership and Management Certificate for employees. This certificate program will help our current and future leaders develop and refine their leadership skills and learn new ways to measure and enhance organizational effectiveness with practical application. Find the complete program description and certificate requirements on the Department of Human Resources and the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program (EMP), have collaborated to design and offer a customized graduate level Leadership and Management Certificate for employees. This certificate program will help our current and future leaders develop and refine their leadership skills and learn new ways to measure and enhance organizational effectiveness with practical application. Find the complete program description and certificate requirements on the Leadership and Management Certificate for CU Employees web site. (Please carefully read the information below before applying)
The Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate and the associated courses are open to application by the general public, including current faculty and staff members. However, in an effort to create a certificate program that is more accessible to a select group of qualified CU employees, we have created a special program exclusively for CU Boulder employees with both additional benefits and additional selection criteria.

In an effort to combine learning with practical experience and real-time impact on University operations, special consideration or priority may be given to employees whose departments are actively involved in implementing the Business Performance Excellence (BPE) model in their departments or who have been asked to serve as subject matter experts on BPE in service to the University.
Employee Qualifications and Requirements
·          Only employees from CU Boulder and CU System Administration can apply
·          Permission of both their immediate supervisor and their hiring authority/appointing authority (if different than immediate supervisor).
·          Employee must be approved by her/his Vice Chancellor.
·          One year of University of Colorado Boulder work experience. Exception may be made if the employee is from a department actively involved in implementing the Business Performance Excellence (BPE) process.
·          Employees must have at least 'meeting expectation' performance ratings (Level 2 for classified employees or Levels 3 -5 for exempt professional employees).
·          Employees must be managing or otherwise involved in the strategic direction of their department or be identified as someone likely to assume a supervisory, managerial or leadership role.
·          Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
·          Employees must use their tuition benefit, up to 9 credits per year, toward the Certificate.
Special Benefits Associated with the Exclusive Program
·          Selected employees are eligible to use work time to take all classes.
·          Participants will be eligible to have fees and books paid by their department.
For specific questions about the exclusive program benefits and requirements, please contact Lauren Harris in the Office of Organizational and Employee Development at lauren.m.harris@colorado.edu.
Application Process and Deadlines
To apply, follow all the instructions on the Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate for CU Employees web site.
All documents must be submitted to the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program by the following deadlines:
Spring Deadline: December 1st
Fall Deadline: July 15th
Your application will be reviewed by HR and the EMP. You will be notified of your eligibility to participate in the Program.
Optional Non-Credit Course Participation (non-fee based / not certificate seeking)
·          This is an option for employees who may not wish to pursue further graduate education for credit, have concerns with the time commitment outside of work, or are currently using tuition benefit in another program or for a dependent.
·          Employees can participate in a course in the classroom if space is available and with permission from the instructor without receiving credit or submitting a formal application.
·          Employees can participate in a course via distance, with permission from the instructor.
·          Employees are expected to participate in class discussions and complete assigned readings, but do not complete team or individual assignments or take exams, except in EMEN 5050, where all assignments are still required.
Application of Credits Toward a Graduate Degree
·    These classes may apply directly towards an ME in the College of Engineering.
·    Many graduate programs (including MBAs) may accept up to three of these classes (9 credits) towards elective requirements associated with the degree.
·    If you intend to apply the credits earned as part of this certificate program towards any graduate degree at CU-Boulder (including the ME), you must apply for admission through the graduate school, completing the online application and all other requirements. This must be done prior to commencement of the fourth course of the program to ensure all acceptable credits apply towards the degree program.