Leadership Development Associate Degree

Program Code: 101961

Leaders are challenged with many priorities and a wide array of responsibilities including effectively managing a diverse workforce, helping organizations adapt to change, encouraging innovation, displaying a variety of effective leadership skills, demonstrating critical thinking skills, and using communication skills appropriate to a team environment. As a graduate of the Leadership Development associate degree, you are prepared for leadership roles in any organization.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:
• Supervision, 611965
• Ethical Leadership, 901962
• Quality Improvement and Innovation, 901968
• Health Care Leadership, 901967
• Health Care Leadership Advanced, 9019610


Employment Potential

This program is designed to attract persons who are already engaged in, or are preparing for, leadership roles in an organization. A student who is already in a leadership or other management level position will be able to expand his/her level of effective leadership skills.

A student not currently in a first level management role will develop leadership skills and increase the chance of promotion.

Traditionally, a supervisor plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of non-management employees in various occupational settings; trains and evaluates employees under her or his authority; implements policy decisions and work systems established by upper management; and facilitates communication and work flow.

In addition to traditional supervisory skills and practices, today’s leaders must understand system(s), variation, and continuous improvement processes; be facilitators rather than bosses; effectively manage work place diversity; help organizations adapt to change and encourage innovation; display leadership skills; use critical thinking skills; and use communication skills appropriate to a team environment.


Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to
• It is recommended that a student have a minimum of two years' work experience and basic computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint prior to entering the Leadership Development program.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIME Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019
Green Bay
Sturgeon Bay

Application Checklist

Students following the study plan below will complete the Leadership Development associate degree in the number of semesters shown. For alternate study plans, refer to the information in the Related Links area at the right of this page.
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

• Utilize quality strategies and tactics.
• Apply effective leadership skills.
• Apply Human Resource policies and procedures.
• Perform supervisory management functions to achieve organizational objectives.


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• The 13 technical studies courses, beginning with course number 10-196-1XX, are delivered in a variety of formats.
• Some courses have a compressed schedule of seven weeks each. The competencies learned in an accelerated class are exactly the same as those in a traditional class. Students do much of the learning and assignments outside of class time.
• Various Leadership Development Certificates are available. Refer to the program website for information.
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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit abroad.