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Professional Skills

Program Overview

Strong professional skills are the foundation for success in every organization. Strengthen the core communication and interpersonal skills you need to perform your job successfully and advance in your career.

This program is designed for individuals who want to strengthen their professional skills, including:
  • Gaining self-awareness and growing as a leader
  • Building individual effectiveness and personal accountability for results
  • Communicating information and ideas to others
  • Working effectively with others
  • Thinking both critically and creatively

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Core Courses

Elective Courses
Choose two courses from the following:
Letter of Intent

We are here to help you build the program that best meets your needs. Email your Certificate Program Administrator or call 888.545.8571 ext. 2108 for more information.

Q.What are the Professional Skills Certificate Program requirements?
The Certificate Program consists of six courses. You are required to complete four core courses and two electives. You must complete all the program requirements within three years of the first day of the first course taken for credit.

Q.How can I determine whether I am an appropriate candidate for the Professional Skills Certificate Program?
Email us and we will help you select the courses that are right for your professional development.

Q.Where can I find a full description of courses and pricing?
Click here for the latest information on courses and pricing. Additionally, our catalog includes our Leadership, Management, and Professional Skills course details. Call 888.545.8571 to request a hard copy.

Q.Do courses have to be taken in sequence in order to receive certificate program credit for them?
Most students find that completing the required core courses first helps them to better understand the elective course material, but you are not required to take courses in sequence.

Q.Can I receive credit for a Management Concepts course that I attended prior to enrolling in the Professional Skills Certificate Program?
You may count courses up to one year prior to enrolling in the program, as long as you meet the requirements for full attendance. You must complete the certificate program within three years from the first day of the first class you take for certificate program credit.

Q.May I substitute other Management Concepts courses for required core curriculum or electives?
The core curriculum and elective options for each program were carefully selected to provide a solid foundation. Other Management Concepts courses do not count toward the certificate program.

Q.In order to satisfy the curriculum requirements for the Professional Skills Certificate Program, may I transfer credit from courses I have taken elsewhere?
Management Concepts considers credit transfer requests on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your Program Coordinator by email or call 888.545.8571 for further details.

Q.Does my curriculum change if I enrolled in the Professional Skills Certificate Program in a previous year?
Management Concepts will apply the solution that works best for you. Any questions?
Please contact your Program Coordinator by email or call 888.545.8571.

Q.Can the Professional Skills Certificate Program be delivered at my organization?
Yes. The Certificate Program can also be tailored to meet your organization's specific needs. Contact us at 888.545.8571 for more information.

Q.How do I get started?
Complete the Letter of Intent — submit via fax, mail, or online. The Letter of Intent enrolls you in the program but does not obligate you to take any courses. Then, enroll in a course online or by calling our Customer Service Department at 888.545.8571.

 

  1. Choose the Certificate Program and/or Track (as applicable)

  2. Enroll in the program
    Submit your Letter of Intent online, by fax: 703.790.1371, or by mail
    Attn: Certificate Programs Office
    Management Concepts
    8230 Leesburg Pike
    Tysons Corner, VA 22182

  3. Submitting this form enrolls you in the program but does not obligate you to take any courses.

  4. Select and Register in the related courses
    Register online or call our Customer Service Department at 888.545.8571.

  5. Complete the program requirements
    See Additional Information section on individual program pages for full details.

  6. Graduate and receive your Certificate!
    To learn more about this Certificate Program, call 888.545.8571.

Management Concepts Certificate Programs are designed to help you develop the comprehensive knowledge and skills needed for highly competent performance and long-term success in your field. Our courses also may be used to meet requirements of other certifying bodies.

We offer more than 14 certificate programs and specialty tracks to suit your training and professional development needs. Choose the certificate program that best meets your professional needs:

  1. Career Enhancement
    Earning a Management Concepts certificate in your area of expertise demonstrates your ongoing commitment to, and investment in, your professional development and the success of your organization— a dedication and motivation greatly valued by high-performing organizations.

  2. Well-Rounded Curriculum
    Your job performance is reviewed for specific achievements, but also for overall skillsets and experience. Our certificate programs offer a blend of courses to develop those competencies, and provide experience through hands-on practice with real-world challenges.

  3. Personalized Programs
    Your job demands a unique set of skills. Our certificate programs offer a wide variety of elective courses, making it easy to match your curriculum to your specific requirements, interests, and goals. We provide guidance to help you develop a curriculum structured around your needs.

  4. Immediate Application
    Advanced instructional design techniques incorporate discussions, assessments, case studies, group exercises, and practical learning activities - enabling you to apply what you learn in class directly to your work environment.

  5. Current Topics and Comprehensive Materials
    Course topics and materials are continuously updated to reflect changes in the workplace and the latest industry best practices. Our course manuals serve as both in-class guides and post-course references.

  6. Dynamic Instructors
    The selection process for our facilitators is rigorous. They’re chosen for their subject matter expertise, as well as their engaging presentation skills and relevant real-world experience. As part of the Management Concepts team, they are dedicated to answering your questions and helping you achieve your career goals.

  7. Professional Recognition
    Upon completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement that signifies your knowledge and proficiency with requirements, procedures, and best practices in your subject area. This new level of accomplishment places you in an excellent position to advance your career.

  8. Peer Network
    As you complete your certificate program courses, you’ll meet and learn from other professionals in your field — people with similar career challenges and goals.