Date: October 5, 2006
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Phone: (708) 534-4044
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, Illinois, October 5, 2006 - With increased competition in today’s crowded marketplace, many organizations are spending more on improving their employee development and leadership training.
Governors State University’s College of Business & Public Administration and School of Extended Learning have responded to the increased need for professional training by offering a graduate Certificate in Leadership & Organizational Development. The program will be offered at the Kankakee Education Center beginning with the Winter 2007 trimester.
This certificate is designed to prepare managers for leadership positions in public and private organizations. Students will be required to complete three courses totaling nine credit hours. Those courses are Foundations of Management & Marketing, Organizational Behavior in the Global Context, and Leadership Dynamics.
In addition to fulfilling the certificate requirements, two of the courses can also be applied toward the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at Governors State University.
“The program provides managers with coursework that they can immediately apply in their current positions, provides them with a professional certificate, and gives them a taste of our MBA program as well,” said Barbara Davis, liaison for the School of Extended Learning.
“We find that many students move on to pursue an MBA after completing a Certificate in Leadership & Organizational Development,” added Davis.
The certificate can be completed at the university’s Kankakee Education Center located in the Clock Tower Centre, 187 S. Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, IL. For additional information, contact the School of Extended Learning at 708.534.4099, or visit www.govst.edu/apply/certapp.htm.