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Leaders in sectors ranging from education to nonprofit administration and from business to public service now have the opportunity to pursue a 3-course, doctoral level Certificate in Community Leadership at American College of Education.
Whether your goal is ultimately to apply your coursework to a full doctoral program at ACE or you simply want to build your leadership skills rapidly, this certificate provides an outstanding opportunity for working professionals to benefit from current research.
The Certificate in Community Leadership focuses specifically on grant writing, principles of ethical leadership and leveraging emerging technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency in organizations.
Build your community leadership skills with this online certificate program. Start your application, or check admission requirements.
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The doctoral-level certificate provides community leaders an opportunity to strengthen skills in collaboration and
developing partnerships while acquiring evidence-based knowledge. The three courses focus on grant writing skills,
ethical leadership, and emerging technology for community leaders. All courses in this certificate program can be
applied to an Ed.D. in Leadership at American College of Education.
Students will analyze funding sources and the process of applying for funds from an organization or agency. Students will develop and critique requests for proposals.
The course focus is on theory, research, and practices related to ethical administration. Students will assess ethical decision making and implications for policy.
Students will design, implement, and assess examples of programs that apply emerging technology. The course will focus on issues associated with the interface of technology and people.
Dr. Linetta Durand has more than 15 years of experience as a K-12 educator. Over the scope of her leadership career she has served as a Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Principal, and the Community School Superintendent for Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Durand was CEO of Attenil, Inc., a consulting firm she founded in 2001 that provides educational and diversity training workshops for school districts across the United States, and she also served for three years as Director or HIV/AIDS Programming for the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, driving community outreach efforts in a seven-county area. Dr. Durand earned a B.S. in Health Science Education and a M.S. in Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University before earning her M.Ed. In Educational Leadership and her Ed.D. in Urban Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Durand's research interests include the effects of HIV/AIDS on school children as well as tolerance, advocacy, diversity, and strategies for reaching children who live in marginalized areas. She served the citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, in local government as the Chairwoman of the Cincinnati Board of Health for three years, and as a board member for seven years. Dr. Durand worked alongside the City Health Commissioner leading several initiatives that decreased health disparities for lower income families, and she actively advocates for domestic violence awareness and HIV/AIDS prevention causes. Dr. Durand believes that effective leadership must begin with serving others.
Dr. Christina Dawson has more than 30 years of experience in education with more than 15 years of experience teaching online and with guiding doctoral research projects. Leadership experiences include serving as Director of Education and Associate Academic Dean for Antioch University, as Administrator Leadership Coordinator for another online program, and as the head of three community schools in southwestern Virginia. She has worked as a consultant to nonprofit student groups and to small environmental associations. Dr. Dawson earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Virginia Tech in Family and Child Development and an Ed.D. from Virginia Tech in Education Administration. Her research interests are many, and she has focused on school finance, program evaluation, and constructivist graduate program design, delivery, and outcomes. When not online, Dr. Dawson enjoys volunteering with the Pacific Crest Trail Association and enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Kim Ochs graduated from University of Oxford with a specialization in Comparative and International Education. She completed post-doctoral studies at London School of Economics Department of Social Policy and currently serves as an advisor for Chrysalis Project South Africa. She has also consulted with European Youth Forum, UN Volunteers, and Commonwealth Secretariat. Dr. Ochs earned a B.A. from Boston University, an M.A. from Boston College in Sociology, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from University of Oxford in Educational Studies focusing on Comparative and International Education. Her research has focused on migration of workers and international educational policy.
Dr. Nikela Owens is an educator, researcher, and public school consultant. Dr. Owens has more than twenty years of experience in education including working in public schools, federal educational programs, non-profit organizations, and university settings. Visionary leadership, combined with innovative practices and an unwavering commitment to excellence, are consistent themes in her career.
Dr. Owens in has taught and developed programs and curricula for grades 7-12, pre-professional and graduate level students. She also has led both university and federally-funded educational programs and has conducted research on a variety of issues involving education. A cornerstone of Dr. Owens's career is her ability to create programs and courses that critically engage and challenge students in their learning experiences. Dr. Owens holds a doctorate from University of Cincinnati.
2013 total program cost: $3,172.75. For more information, visit the tuition section.
Each course in this certificate program carries 3 semester credits.
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