Certificates Program


The Wake Forest University Certificates Program is designed to fuel growth, impact and forward professional movement. Discover career-defining applications and world-class instructors. Select targeted skills. Let’s do something that makes a difference.

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Explore Professional Certificate Programs

The Wake Forest University Certificates Program is an
open-enrollment, non-credit bearing program.

Project Management

Emphasizes leadership alongside technical skills and exam preparation. Professionals grow as accomplished, qualified project managers across roles, organizations and industries.

Starts: September 6, 2018

Nonprofit Essentials

Nine skill-building sessions that strengthen the capacity of all nonprofit sector professionals. Support your organization and community with increased impact through insights learned here.

Starts: September 20, 2018

Professional Foundations

Professional development expertise including foundational pieces for mapping your best professional journey. We recommend coupling with Professional Optimization (winter course).

Starts: October 16, 2018

Strategy & Change

Test readiness & ability to create competitive advantage. Visualize the road ahead! Align actions, business models and decisions with strategic direction in ever-changing environments.

Starts: January 10, 2019

Professional Optimization

Develop optimum leadership potential.  Key skills in setting expectations and guiding others to exceptional performance.  We recommend bundling with Professional Foundations (fall course).

Starts: February 5, 2019

Design Thinking

Before strategy – design well and discover a practical, everyday process that spurs innovation, drives organizational growth and ensures greater effectiveness of strategy implementation. Join the discovery!

Starts: April 18, 2019

Conflict & Negotiations

Learn the value of conflict, and how to negotiate well through a wide variety of situations. Hone your skills at managing difficult conversations and negotiating to create opportunity.

Starts: April 23, 2019

Professional Excellence

For a more strategic approach and additional recognitionregister for the Professional Excellence Suite. Pair Professional Foundations (fall) and Professional Optimization (winter).

Starts: Fall 2018

Partnership & Bundling 

3-6 participants per organization, per course, 15% Organizational Discount

Take more than one course in 2018-2019 year, 5% Bundling Discount