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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 professional 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.

The Leaders Excellence Certified Leader℠ program is made of self-paced online courses in key aspects of leadership and management. Every course includes video teaching notes, ebooks, and audio visual media training modules, allowing you to take the course when you’re ready and at your own pace. Online learners are more and more interested in taking control of their own learning rather than the traditional classroom approaches. In short, this is a convenient and self-paced learning environment.

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 online courses. When you have completed the program, you can download all the ebooks and quick reference sheets for future reference on each topic.

The Leaders Excellence Certified Leader℠ is an approved and registered service mark by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41.


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.

Our organization is listed in Training Industry, the most trusted source of information on the business of learning.

As a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, we are included in the Harvard community at Harvard Square and a member of Harvard Faculty Club which is the venue for our meetings and workshops in Harvard Square.

Since 2014, more than 4,000 professionals from 40+ countries, ranging from global Fortune 1000 companies to startups, have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership.



What is the Feedback from Previous Participants?

We have reposted feedback from LinkedIn provided by previous participants, using their exact words describing their experience studying at our institution and completing our online programs.

Abhishek Mishra, Product Leader, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria
Completed the Certificate program in Leadership and Management from the prestigious, Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square. Thanks to the team who put a lot of thought into designing the course. Thank you Dan Hoeyer for creating a brilliant platform and introducing amazing strategies of leadership and management in such a well structured manner.

Jan Zimon, Senior Design Engineer, Noratel, Germany
I am very happy and proud to complete successfully my Certificate at Harvard Square. Thank you Dan Hoeyer, for this great opportunity. I learned a lot during the study – now is time for implementation.

Kumar Venkatesan, Delivery Head, HCL Technologies, India
Leadership development from Harvard Square!
Very useful course and executive development program from Leadership Excellence at Harvard Square.

Dr. Pinkulal Karan, CHA & Quality Officer, Sathya Kidney Centre & Superspeciality Hospitals, India
Received my Official Certificate in Leadership & Management from the renowned Harvard Square (Leaders Excellence). Thanks to Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square and team. This course is uniquely designed, Expert led learning based. Happy to take part in elite Leaders Excellence program.


Why is Leadership Development Important?

They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders, some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Often, people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. A simple example is parenting. When a child arrives, many parents discover leadership abilities they never knew existed in order to guide and protect their offspring.

Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.



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, an eBook and quick reference sheet. You can complete the program successfully without using the eBooks or quick reference sheets. 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.

Click here to see and try a complete course module on Time Management (wait for load time).
This demo includes the 12 online modules to the course but not the introductory video, eBook and quick reference sheet. The Time Management course is not a part of this program but gives you a chance to see the structure and delivery of a course.


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. Our certificate programs are based on best practices and standards in online education.

The Leaders Excellence Certified Leader℠ is an approved and registered service mark by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41.

Your completion certificate is delivered online and ready for printing and framing. If you want to get a framed completion certificate in black, you can order it at any time.

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



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 the Leaders Excellence Certified Leader℠ 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.

As part of your successful completion of this program, you can order a framed completion certificate in black (8×10) for $49 by clicking here. It includes domestic or international shipping.


Will I Be Named in a Press Release?

After successful completion of your program, your name will be included among the other recipients from that year in our annual press release. Our most recent press release was published on national news sites such as CBS 16, FOX 40, NBC 2, New York News Journal, San Francisco News Journal, Washington News Journal, and many more. International news sites included All India Bulletin, Aussie Headlines, England Headline, International Business Times, and Shanghai Mirror.


Can I Add the Credential to My LinkedIn Profile?

Absolutely! When you have successfully completed your Leaders Excellence Certified Leader program online, 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

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