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CSU-Pueblo to offer Executive Leadership Certificates this fall

Release Date: July 29, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Press Release

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo, through the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business and Extended Studies and a partnership with the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation, will offer an Executive Leadership Certificate program on Thursday evenings beginning this fall. The Executive Leadership Certificate is intended for anyone who supervises, directs, mentors, coaches or manages others.

A series of five courses will challenge students to be better leaders and will expand professional networks through collaboration with other community leaders. All courses will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the PEDCO building in downtown Pueblo at 301 N. Main St.

The classes will meet Thursday evenings on the following dates:

  1. Leadership Authenticity:  Aug 20, 27, Sept 3, 10, 17
  2. Lead, Engage, and Retain Your Workforce: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  3. Strategic Leadership: Nov 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17
  4. Full Spectrum Leadership: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4
  5. Leadership and Innovation: Feb 17, 24; Mar 2, 9, 16

The focus will be on practical, applicable, high-impact skills that will improve individual and team success, whether your leadership position is at the top or for a small work team. Each course includes five, 90-minute sessions. Courses are designed and taught by CSU-Pueblo faculty (Dr. Brad Gilbreath, Dr. Steve Norman, and Dr. Michael Wakefield),  with a combined 50 years of leadership experience, ensuring the perfect combination of contemporary topics and applicable leadership tools.​

Completion of each course carried one Continuing Education Unit from CSU-Pueblo Extended Studies. Completion of all five courses in the leadership series leads to a Certificate in Executive Leadership. Optional elective credit is available to admitted Master of Business Administration students upon successful completion of all five courses. 

Tuition for each course is $595 which is reduced to $545 for enrollment of three or more participants from the same organization. Tuition discounts are provided to member organizations, including PEDCO, CTC Incubators, CSU-Pueblo, Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, and the Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce resulting in tuition of $495 per course or $445 per course for three or more participants from the same organization.

For more information or to sign up for these courses, call the CSU-Pueblo Extended Studies office at 800.388.6154 or email them at

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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