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The Leadership Effectiveness Certificate Program Overview

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.

Program Overview

7 courses

7 required courses

10-15 Hours

Average completion time

Receive a Certificate

To verify your skills

500,000+ 5-star ratings

Best-in-class training, as rated by you

Earning Your Leadership Effectiveness Certificate

Step 1.

7 required courses

Complete these 7 core courses to add effective leadership skills to your skill set.

Leading High-Performing Teams
5 (26 Ratings)
1.5 hours
1.5 hours
Giving Effective Feedback
4.9 (8 Ratings)
2 hours
2 hours
Having Difficult Conversations and Managing Conflict
4.9 (9 Ratings)
1.5 hours
1.5 hours
Leading with Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness
5 (8 Ratings)
1.5 hours
1.5 hours
Communicating & Leading with Influence
5 (11 Ratings)
1.5 hours
1.5 hours
Coaching for Workplace Performance
5 (5 Ratings)
1.5 hours
1.5 hours
Leading Organizational Change
5 (7 Ratings)
1.5 hours
1.5 hours
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Step 2.

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.

Skills & Learning Objectives in Leadership Effectiveness Program

Challenging Situations, Conversations, and Change

  • Use new tools and strategies to have successful and productive conversations
  • Approach conflict resolution and change management by targeting strong and sustainable outcomes
  • Identify the challenges of giving feedback in a remote work environment
  • Use strategies and tools that help leaders prepare for and deliver a feedback conversation that results in change

Relationships and Teams

  • Recognize and work toward the impact you can make as a leader
  • Identify what you can do to support your team as they move through different team stages and development
  • Understand the characteristics of high-performing teams and assess your team’s effectiveness

Communication, Engagement, and Coaching

  • Understand the importance of listening and questioning skills
  • Describe and employ different communication styles
  • Identify how to communicate with impact
  • Understand the impact of coaching on team performance and engagement

Self-Awareness and Influence

  • Identify the importance of emotional intelligence in a leadership role
  • Explore tools and strategies to manage others effectively
  • Understand skills and knowledge to influence and engage others
  • Describe the importance of aligning values in making a personal impact

Taught by a Proven Leadership Skills Expert

Helen Wale

Helen, a certified professional coach and VP of Leadership Skills at CFI, is an experienced Human Resources and Organizational Development professional with over 26 years of experience working in senior positions. Since 2016, Helen has taught leadership skills to employees working in accounting, finance, and investment management.

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 Our Students Say

Great framework to understand how a high performance team can be achieved and preserved.

Alejandro Alvarado

I especially loved the illustrations. Makes it easier to relate and clearly demonstrate concepts application.

Betty Kirimi

I love that this course kept my attention the entire time. The concepts are highly relatable. I enjoyed the instructor’s presentation as well as the skits. Nice job!

Brittany Patterson

It depicts the reality business is facing after the pandemic issue. Many of the covered scenarios were experienced by my team and I.

Carlos Quitl

Frequently Asked Questions

If you haven’t found your answer from our FAQ, please send us a message.

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.

If you haven’t found your answer from our FAQ, please send us a message.

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