Graduate Certificate in

Adaptive Leadership

This certificate provides experienced professionals who already possess basic management and team leadership skills with the opportunity to significantly boost both their leadership knowledge and ability to adapt to disruptive global industry changes. Students will leave with a leading edge toolkit they can put to immediate use.

This advanced program for professionals and managers provides key skills in adaptive decision making, leveraging personal leadership strengths, and developing new tools for leading complex organizational change. Learn to drive innovation in uncertain and rapidly changing environments, and reach new levels of organizational leadership.

Ways to Learn

San Francisco

Estimated Cost

Admission Events


LEAD 301
Personal Leadership
LEAD 304
Leading Complex Change
LEAD 305
Adaptive Decision Making


  • Successfully complete the GGU Graduate Writing Placement Exam with a score sufficient to waive graduate writing classes (or satisfy another waiver of GGU's Graduate Writing Placement Exam).
  • Provide academic transcripts showing that he/she has completed mathematics courses equivalent to MATH 20 or above with a grade of "B" or better before enrollment.
  • Provide a detailed resume reflecting all education, all work experience and relevant awards, certificates and other accomplishments.
  • Provide a written statement of purpose that addresses the following questions:
    1. Why is the applicant a good fit for the program in terms of his/her academic and professional development?
    2. What strengths and experiences does the applicant have that demonstrate the likelihood of success in the program?
    3. What circumstances or challenges in the applicant's background need additional explanation (if any)?
  • A personal interview may be required, and may be conducted in-person or via web conference.


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