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Become a Leaders Excellence Certified Leader℠

Enhance your professional credentials, hone your leadership skills and gain a career edge. Are you a driven business manager or executive who aspires to become a more effective and influential leader? Move your career forward with our Leaders Excellence Certified Leader℠ program.

Hone your leadership skills and gain valuable insights from respected business thought leaders and academics. Apply them immediately to your organization.

Position yourself for advancement and exciting new opportunities in your field.

Build a broader, well-rounded knowledge base in topics ranging from leadership to management.

Learn online, on your schedule, from your mobile device or computer.

Earn an exclusive designation to be placed on your LinkedIn profile after successful completion of your program.

Be featured in our annual press release along with your fellow program participants and appear on a number of respected news sites.

In order to complete the program, you have to be a member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square for more than 2 years. There is no cost for the program as it is included in your membership. The program is scheduled to start on the 1st of every month and is delivered via 10 courses in some of the most important areas of leadership and management.


Why Leaders Excellence?

Leaders Excellence is a top-level global leadership development provider. We offer uniquely designed, expert-led online executive education programs as well as an exclusive, members-only club at Harvard Square.

Our organization is supported by some of the world’s most esteemed thought leaders, deans, chairs, professors, and academic affiliates from such prestigious universities like Yale, MIT, Stanford, Wharton, and Harvard.

Our faculty and fellows hail from leading research and educator networks including the Management Research Network at SSRN, Harvard Business Publishing Education and the Baker Library / Bloomberg Center at Harvard Business School.

Leaders Excellence is a proud member of the Harvard Square Business Association and Harvard Faculty Club, the venue for our meetings in Harvard Square.

Since 2014, more than 3,500 professionals from global Fortune 1000 companies have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership.


How Does the Online Certificate Program Work?

The program includes 10 online courses, which are completed via our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system. Each course consists of an introductory video, 12 online modules and an eBook. You can complete the program successfully without using the eBooks, but you will have to read the preface in each book. If you decide to read all 10 eBooks, you should expect to use more than the designated time for the program. You can log in to the learning management system from anywhere, making learning self-directed and available 24/7 using any computer or smartphone.


What Are the Courses in the Program?

Click on each topic below to read more about the content and learning goals for each “Leaders Excellence Certified Leader” online course.


When Can I Start on the Program?

You can sign up for the program at any time after 2 years of membership. We recommend you complete 1 online course weekly for 2 months, starting on the 1st of every month. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete. You are welcome to finish the program before the designated time.


Will I Receive a Certificate?

When you have successfully completed the program, you will be awarded the “Leaders Excellence Certified Leader” certificate. This official proof-of-completion document is issued by Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square, organized in 2014 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Your certificate is delivered online and ready for printing and framing. As this is a certificate program, it is not eligible for accreditation but is instead validated by academics and C-suite executives.

This exclusive credential can be placed after your name to indicate your successful completion of the program and more than 2 years of membership.


Framed certificate hanging on a wall for completion of the Leaders Excellence Certified Leader program


Who Can Complete the Program?

In order to complete the program, you have to be a member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square for more than 2 years.


What Are the Requirements for Completion?

You must complete the program within 2 months, with an average of 20-30 hours of individual work. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete.

You are not required to write any papers. Instead, after each course module, you will complete a multiple-choice assessment with a minimum passing score of 70%. If you don’t pass it with the minimum score, you can repeat it multiple times. In order to be awarded the certificate of completion, you must finish the program within 2 months and with a passing score of at least 70%.


Do I Need to Speak English Fluently in Order to Apply?

English doesn’t have to be your first language in order to participate in this Mini-MBA certificate program. However, you must understand English in order to complete the coursework. If English is not your first language, you should expect to take more than the designated time to complete your program.


What is the Cost of the Program?

There is no cost for the program as it is included in your membership, but you have to be a member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square for more than 2 years.

If you will not complete the program within 2 months, you have to pay a fee of $99 in order to conclude the program.


Will I Be Named in a Press Release?

After successful completion of your program, your name will be included among the other Mini-MBA recipients from that year in our annual press release. This release is published on news sites such as ABC 6 News, CBS 7, Chicago News Journal, International Business Times, NBC 6, LA News Journal, NBC Right Now, New York News Journal, Philadelphia News Journal, The Times of Miami and many more.


Can I Add the Credential to My LinkedIn Profile?

Absolutely! When you have successfully completed your online Mini-MBA program, you can add this credential to your LinkedIn profile under the Education section. Leaders Excellence is proud to be an approved educational institution by LinkedIn.


What About Meetings in Harvard Square?

Leaders Excellence members and alumni receive exclusive invitations to our leadership luncheons at the Harvard Faculty Club. With its unique ambiance, reflective of the university’s proud traditions and rich heritage, Harvard Faculty Club is a great place to meet and network with peers. It is open only to members of the Harvard community.


Brick building with red door that says Faculty Club above it


How Do I Register for the Program?

To register for the program, you have to be a (full) member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square for more than 2 years.

Once you have been a member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square for more than 2 years, you can register for the program directly via your own profile page on our members website after login. The program is scheduled to start on the 1st of every month.

If you have any questions, please email us at programs@LeadersExcellence.com.

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