Leadership Effectiveness Certificate Program

Get actionable frameworks that put people and performance first. This program builds crucial leadership skills for aspiring and senior leaders in finance.
  • Learn how to deal with challenging situations, manage relationships, coach teams, foster engagement, and lead with emotional intelligence
  • Build effective leadership skills for management and leadership positions
  • Earn your Leadership Effectiveness Certificate upon completion

The Leadership Effectiveness Certificate Program at a Glance

Strong leadership skills help your team excel in their performance for a positive impact on the business as a whole. The Leadership Effectiveness Certificate Program takes a comprehensive approach to leading with impact—delivering practical leadership skills with the knowledge and confidence to inspire, engage, and motivate your team to achieve results.

If you’re aspiring to a more senior position or in search of targeted leadership skills training, this program will build essential skills to advance your career. Its curated learning path focuses on personal skills and best practices to develop you as a leader and teach you to effectively manage and develop others.

Through practical frameworks and an in-depth curriculum, the Leadership Effectiveness Certificate Program prepares you for managing difficult conversations and conflict, providing constructive feedback, and communicating with influence—all while honing your self-awareness and emotional intelligence to lead highly engaged and high-performing teams. On-demand, self-paced learning gives even the busiest professionals the flexibility to enhance their leadership skills and grow their careers on their own time.

6 courses

8 hours of on-demand video lessons

50+ interactive exercises

Learn by doing to build role-ready skills

10+ downloadable resources

Including case studies and reference materials

6 course exams

Taken online at your convenience

500,000+ 5 star ratings

Trusted by millions of professionals

Blockchain Certificate

To verify your leadership skills

Earning Your Leadership Effectiveness Certificate

Five required courses

Complete these five core courses to add effective leadership skills to your skill set.

Leading High-Performing Teams
Level 1
1.5 hours
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Giving Effective Feedback
Level 1
3 hours
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Having Difficult Conversations and Managing Conflict
Level 1
1.5 hours
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Leading with Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness
Level 1
1.5 hours
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Communicating & Leading with Influence
Level 1
1.5 hours
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Coaching for Workplace Performance
Level 1
1.5 hours
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Receive Your Blockchain-Verified Leadership Skills Certificate

Congratulations! Upon completing the Leadership Effectiveness Certificate Program, you’ll earn an official digital certificate to verify your credentials as a people leader.

Leadership Effectiveness Learning Objectives

Challenging Situations, Conversations, and Change

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    Use new tools and strategies to have successful and productive conversations

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    Approach conflict resolution and change management by targeting strong and sustainable outcomes

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    Identify the challenges of giving feedback in a remote work environment

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    Use strategies and tools that help leaders prepare for and deliver a feedback conversation that results in change

Relationships and Teams

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    Recognize and work toward the impact you can make as a leader

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    Identify what you can do to support your team as they move through different team stages and development

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    Learn about a range of leadership tools to develop high-performing hybrid teams

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    Understand the characteristics of high-performing teams and assess your team’s effectiveness

Communication, Engagement, and Coaching

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    Understand the importance of listening and questioning skills

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    Describe and employ different communication styles

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    Identify how to communicate with impact

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    Understand the impact of coaching on team performance and engagement

Self-Awareness and Influence

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    Identify the importance of emotional intelligence in a leadership role

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    Explore tools and strategies to manage others effectively

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    Understand skills and knowledge to influence and engage others

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    Describe the importance of aligning values in making a personal impact

Taught by a Proven Leadership Skills Expert

Helen Wale
A Professional Certified Coach, Helen is an experienced Human Resources and Organizational Development professional with over 26 years of experience working in senior positions in both the UK and Canada. Since 2016, Helen has taught leadership skills to employees working in accounting, finance, and investment management. Working as a Certified Executive Coach, she's supported employees to maximize their personal and professional potential, as well as improve their ability to navigate rapid and continuous change.

Explore Your Career Options with the Leadership Effectiveness Program


Gain Critical Skills for Any Leadership Position

An emphasis on practical skills and real-world scenario preparation gives you the knowledge, confidence, and adaptability to grow into any senior leadership role.

In combination with deep technical finance understanding, this program is designed to advance your personal leadership skills, support your team’s performance, and improve business outcomes. As a people leader, your ability to direct, engage, and motivate a team to achieve set results spans positions and industry sectors—making effective leadership skills open the door for unlimited career progression.

What CFI Learners Have to Say

Kobe Wastiels
Kobe Wastiels
Aspiring PE/VC Analyst...
At first, I was sceptical. Then I was intrigued. After 200 hours I was amazed. This course has taught me to create, visualize and present clear, flexible and structured financial models. It teaches you critical hard skills that are necessary...
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Ihor Kukhar
Officer - Valuation Co...
Hey folks, After 6 months of studying, 19 courses, and over 900 lessons, I have finally completed Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI)’s Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst Certification Program. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that is looking to get...
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Muhammad Heryanto Jafar
Muhammad Heryanto...
Corporate Finance & Bu...
I'm very grateful to finally earn my FMVA certification, after several months finishing up every module one-by-one.. Special thanks to Tim Vipond, FMVA®, Scott Powell, Jorge Marques, FMVA®, Lonny Coulombe, Antoine Bishara and all CFI team for such a great...
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Stephen Moerane
Director Of Operations...
Today marks a very important milestone in my educational journey. I have been looking for a way to get into Finance but hadn't been able to identify a credential that would do the job without interrupting my work schedule. Thank...
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German Rivera Per...
Corporate Finance Chief
After almost six months of courses , finally I have achieved the #FMVA ( Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst) Certificate from Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI) . I want to thank Tim Vipond, FMVA® Scott Powell and all people from Corporate...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will these courses help me advance my career?
Reviews from learners who have taken CFI courses and programs include numerous stories about how people have been able to advance their careers. There is a proven track record of CFI learners marking successful transitions into the careers of their dreams, based largely on the resources that we make available to our learners upon enrollment. Our training is designed to be fully practical and simulate the experience of being trained on the job with real-world application of skills and knowledge learned. Additionally, we offer a wealth of information through our resources library. The unique blend of all these elements is what sets us apart from other eLearning platforms when it comes to giving you all the tools you need to drive your career forward in the world of finance.
What are the admission requirements?
No pre-requisites or prior experience are necessary. To take the courses and complete the exercises, learners will only need access to a PC and Microsoft Suite (2016 or newer), and a stable internet connection.
What is the duration of the program?
It takes an average of eight hours to complete the entire program. However, you are given the freedom to complete all of the learning at your own pace! Please see the "What You'll Learn" section, which may contain recommended study hours for each course to give you a better idea for your time management.
How much time do I have to complete the courses?
Take as much time as you need. You will have access to all courses and all future upgrades in your membership. You can review the video lessons as many times as you like and complete the courses at a pace that is most convenient for you. All of the required courses, resources, and assessments to obtain the certifications and certificates will be provided, for as long as your membership is active.
How are the exams conducted?
Learners are required to complete an online assessment (MCQ's, Fill-in-the-Blanks, and Excel Questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams at your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need.
Can I download and edit the course material and templates?
Yes! You can download the resources included in your courses. All of the files needed in a course are available for download. Please note that while our study materials can be downloaded, the lecture videos are only available online due to copyright infringement issues.
How do I earn my certificates and certifications?
You need to complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course to earn your course certificate or certification. The digital certificate will then be available on your learner dashboard and also emailed to you as soon as you have completed all of the requirements.
What currency are your courses priced in?
All of our online courses and programs are priced in USD.
Which payment methods do you accept?
As this is a recurring payment, we accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Are there any additional fees or costs?
None! Your all-access membership includes everything and there are no additional fees required to earn your digital certification.

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