Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) Foundations

Program Description

LEAD Foundations is a flexible, self-paced certificate program offering courses and learning opportunities focused on essential leadership competencies including communication, self-awareness, collaboration, and productivity. Participants will complete a variety of leadership development activities through virtual instructor-led classes, self-paced eLearning, and active learning events. Connect and engage with other NC State professionals through these experiential learning and leadership opportunities.

All NC State Employees are eligible for participation.

Participants are required to chart their LEAD course and activity progress by completing the LEAD Foundations Tracking Sheet. 

Registration for Required Courses

Participants must register for the LEAD Foundations program with their NC State Employee credentials on the following page in REPORTER: LEAD Foundations REPORTER registration

Submitted requests must first be approved before gaining program access. 

Program Cost

This program does not have a set fee. Participants will pay for each class at the time of registration.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
Complete ALL of the following courses:
Introduction to LEAD
Collaborating Across Generations
Effective Interpersonal Communication
Increase Engagement and Accountability through Effective Feedback
Leading Collaborative and Productive Meetings
Complete ONE (1) of the following courses:
Discovering Different Work Styles with DISC
Exemplary Leadership Practices with 360 Feedback Assessment
Personality Traits: Understanding Yourself and Others
Adapting Your Communication Style to Improve Collaboration
Leading with Emotional Intelliganceng
Diversity from OIED:
Complete ONE (1) Diversity training course offered by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity found on the OIED education and engagement webpage.
Example Courses: Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions, Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity, and Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
eLearning Courses - LinkedIn Learning
Complete SIX (6) HOURS of self-directed eLearning courses from the LinkedIn Learning online catalog. Courses must be selected from the "Leadership" category of the course catalog.
LEAD Electives
Complete THREE (3) LEAD Electives from the list of eligible courses found on the LEAD Course Catalog.



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Learning and Organizational Development
919-515-7844 or learnwithlod@ncsu.edu