Division of Continuing and Extended Education

Leadership Studies

Leadership StudiesThe Importance of Leadership Study

Leadership is a complex social process rooted in the values, skills, knowledge, and ways of thinking of leaders and followers. The study of leadership represents essential points at both theoretical and practical levels. Leadership theories are schools of thought that explain how and why specific individuals become leaders and emphasize leadership qualities and traits. Leadership refers to the ability of a person to guide individuals, teams or organizations, toward the fulfillment of goals and objectives. 

We may not all have been born leaders, but we all have the potential to be leaders. At Cleveland State University, helping new leaders develop their leadership muscle, and helping current leaders evaluate and improve their leadership style, is an integral part of lifelong learning across the university. Whatever your leadership level, professional concentration, or future goals, we have a leadership program that's right for you.

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College Leadership Program
Cleveland Marshall College of Law P. Kelly Tompkins Leadership & Law
College of Education Center for Educational Leadership
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Leadership Academy
Public Management Academy
Monte Ahuja College of Business Leadership Excellence Certificate
Organizational Development
Other opportunities: Distance Learning Certificate in Leadership Development
Leadership for Women Women’s Leadership Series: Women Empowering Women

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand".
      --Woodrow Wilson

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