27 Apr In the News: UC-Berkeley Extension certificate program in Leadership and Management
Can we all give it up for the UC-Berkeley Extension certificate program in Leadership and Management? Woot! Woot!
Five years ago, I served on the Advisory Board for this curriculum. With the full encouragement of the program leaders, we recommended dramatic changes to the existing program. The team rolled up their sleeves and set to work creating the new program, which they launched with remarkable speed.
Check out their stats, just five years later:
Enrollment is up 207% (approximately 10x the industry norm)
There are five times as many graduates (and growing)
91% of students are satisfied or very satisfied with the level and quality of instruction
Despite how new it is, 63% of the students say the program has already helped them in their career, with 28% saying it’s too early to tell
In the photo above, you see the smiling faces of the 2015 Advisory Board, who had the great pleasure of hearing this good news and providing guidance on the curriculum for the coming five years.
Eagle-eyed readers might recognize three familiar faces from prior issues of Traveling Light or from working with these fine folks. I’d especially like to thank Program Director Tom McGuire (4th from the left), and my colleagues Don Proctor (3rd from the right) and Han Kim (1st person on the left) for joining us on the board this year. For new readers, I’m right in the middle in that super-snazzy DVF wrap dress.
Interested in learning more about the Leadership and Management Certificate program? Check it out at UC-Berkeley Leadership Certificate.