Transforming Leadership Certificate Program


The skills and abilities that make an employee an excellent individual contributor are distinct from the skills and abilities essential to being a successful manager or supervisor. For managers to promote an environment that is engaging for individuals across ethnic, gender, gender orientation, and generational backgrounds, they must be proactive and develop a capacity to listen, to motivate, and to inspire action in those on their team or in their department.

SDEA’s Transforming Leadership Certificate is ideal for both new managers and those interested in expanding their leadership capabilities. Expert instructors will teach participants to leverage both technical skills and people skills to meet new challenges with increased confidence and expertise.

Course Overview

  • The Move from Peer to Manager
  • Generations in the Workforce
  • Limiting Liability
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Initiating Success
  • Time Management & Delegation
  • Performance Management
  • Leading with Confidence
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Communication
  • Promoting Inclusion

Note: All Transforming Leadership courses can be taken individually or as a series.

Human Resources Essentials Certificate Program


Human Resources Essentials – Crucial Knowledge to Stay Out of Trouble

We originally planned on calling this program “HR Basics”, but as anyone who has had to deal with HR issues knows – there is nothing basic about it! While Accounting is black and white, HR is all murky shades of gray.

So how do we know what to watch out for in this turbulent atmosphere?
The Human Resources Essentials certificate program was designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge you need to make strategic HR decisions – and to know when to call an attorney!

Whether you are the sole HR practitioner, a Bookkeeper, an Office Manager tasked with the HR function, or a business owner who wants to stay out of trouble, this program will give you the boost of HR confidence you need!

This seven course program will cover:

Course Overview

  • Talent Acquisition & Interviewing
  • Employment Law for HR Professionals
  • HR’s Documentation & Discipline
  • Performance Management for HR Professionals
  • Ethics & Human Resources
  • Leaves of Absence & Accomodation
  • HR’s Role in Employee Engagement

Note: All HR Essentials Training courses can be taken individually or as a series.

Advanced Management Certificate Program

SDEA’s Advanced Management Certificate Program is ideal for Managers or Supervisors looking to take their teams to the next level.

A confident leader inspires trust and loyalty in their team and presents goals in a way that gets the group excited about accomplishing those goals. The Advanced Management series helps promote even stronger communication skills, which results in solid relationships, a more diverse, inclusive, and collaborative team, and better ability to guide your team through the inevitable changes that are part of the work world.

This program is the level 2 program to the Management Essentials Certificate Course. To achieve the full value of the program, we recommend attendees complete some (but not all) of the Management Essential courses from the original series. 

Course Overview

  • Communications Skills Level II
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Coaching Level II
  • Employee Retention and Engagement
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Building Effective Teams
  • 8 Steps to Leading Change

Note: All Advanced Management courses can be taken individually or as a series.

What graduates of the program are saying:

“I would absolutely recommend this program to others.”

“This program helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses as a leader and how to better myself.”

Remote Workforce Management Certificate Program

Whether you are a new manager/supervisor or you have years of experience under your belt, managing a team can be challenging.  Now, throw in remote employees that you may only see face-to-face on an occasional basis, and you’ve got an entirely new set of challenges.

The way things are trending, it looks like a lot of companies will continue with remote work, even after things go back to “normal”.  Sooner or later, every manager will need this seminar!  Companies are going to have to re-think the way they communicate with their employees and the way they motivate their employees all while keeping up with the legal obligations of a remote workforce.

This five-course program will cover:

Course Overview

  • Remote Onboarding and Orientation
  • Remote Communication
  • Remote Performance Management
  • Compliance for a Remote Team
  • Remote Employee Morale & Engagement

Remote workers, off-site workers, telecommuters and contingent workers are taking over the modern workplace. It’s estimated that within the next decade, 75 percent of employees may no longer work in a traditional office setting. Don’t let your management skills lag behind … enroll today!


Upcoming Management Training

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