Organizational Leadership Certificate Program


Availability
May 26–June 30, 2021
Full Price: $1,795
Members: $1,295

Categories: Communication Strategy, Ethics, Executive Level, Leadership & Management

Designed as an interactive, live certificate of completion program, PRSA’s new Certificate Program in Organizational Leadership delivers an advanced framework built on the essential role strategic communication plays in order for organizations to lead effectively and progress in today’s fast-moving and turbulent economic, social and political environment.

The live, online series of six modules will launch on May 26, 2021, and run through June 30, 2021, airing each consecutive Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EDT. All modules will be recorded so that participants can listen or review them after the live date or to re-listen in preparation for the final exam. Additionally, member participants will be given access to an exclusive online forum that offers private access and interactive dialogue with other members taking the course.

Moderated by Anthony D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, each module will feature recognized content experts who will share their experience, insights and perspectives on vital aspects of communications and organizational leadership. Drawing from their own careers, publications, case studies and organizational counseling, each instructor will offer proven approaches and practical guidance attendees can apply to their own careers.

After successfully completing the 18-question, multiple-choice test at the end of the series, registrants of this program will be awarded a PRSA certificate of completion.  

Certificate program modules:

  1. Establishing Organizational Trust
  2. Creating a Winning Culture
  3. Using Emotional Intelligence in Conflict Resolution
  4. Leading Diverse Teams
  5. Managing Change, Ensuring Organizational Relevance
  6. Advancing Your Organization and Cultivating New Leaders

This certificate program is designed for:

  • Senior-level PR and communication professionals.
  • Professionals who are responsible for communications in a corporate, agency or not-for-profit environment.
  • Professionals responsible for managing a communication team.
  • Counselors and advisers to leaders.
  • Professionals responsible for managing strategic plans.  
  • Senior communicators with ten or more years of experience.

By the end of this certificate program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and advance communication strategy as a consequential factor in organizational strategy and success.
  • Plan and implement communication strategies that enable a productive organizational culture.
  • Apply an empowering leadership perspective in their work.
  • Bring new skills to internal and external audience interactions.
  • Assume responsibility for the development of others and empower their organizations to progress and change.

Module 1 - Establishing Organizational Trust 
May 26, 2021 from 3–4:30 p.m. ET 

Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor of Practice, Syracuse University
Newhouse School of Public Communications 

Helio Fred Garcia
President
Logos Consulting 

Patrick Donahue
Vice President, Leadership Development
Danaher Corporation

Module 2 - Creating a Winning Culture 
June 2, 2021 from 3–4:30 p.m. ET 

Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor of Practice, Syracuse University
Newhouse School of Public Communications 

Robert T. Hastings Jr., APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications
Bell 

Elise S. Mitchell, APR, Fellow PRSA
CEO
EliseMitchell.com

Module 3 - Using Emotional Intelligence in Conflict Resolution 
June 9, 2021 from 3–4:30 p.m. ET

 
Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor of Practice, Syracuse University
Newhouse School of Public Communications 

M.J. Clark, M.A., APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President
Integrated Leadership Systems 

Mary Garrick
Senior Vice President
Upward Brand Interactions

Module 4 - Leading Diverse Teams 
June 16, 2021 from 3–4:30 p.m. ET

 
Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor of Practice, Syracuse University
Newhouse School of Public Communications 

Justin Green
President
Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management
 
Chuck Wallington 
Senior Vice President
Cone Health

Module 5 - Managing Change, Ensuring Organizational Relevance 
June 23, 2021 from 3–4:30 p.m. ET

 
Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor of Practice, Syracuse University
Newhouse School of Public Communications
 
Gary Grates
Principal
W20 Group
 
Module 6 - Advancing Your Organization and Cultivating New Leaders 
June 30, 2021 from 3–4:30 p.m. ET

 
Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor of Practice, Syracuse University
Newhouse School of Public Communications 

Kenneth S. Jacobs
Principal
Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching 

Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA
Chief Communications Officer
Alyeska Pipeline

“The instructors in this Certificate Program in Organizational Leadership are among the finest I’ve encountered in my career as a practitioner and educator,” said Anthony D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, a professor of practice at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. “They will bring exceptional value to this professional development program, and I’m excited for the opportunity PRSA members have to realize its benefits.”

Presenter

Anthony D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, professor of practice, public relations, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

Photo of Anthony D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA

D’Angelo is professor of practice, public relations, in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Previously, he served as senior manager of communications at ITT Corporation, director of operations for the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, director of communications for Magna Powertrain, director of global marketing communications for a division of Carrier Corp., and director of public relations services for Sage Marketing Communications.

  

Accreditation

Participants with the APR credential earn 0.5 renewal CEUs for each completed module of this course, for a total of 3.0 CEUs. Learn more aboutAccreditation.