WISE Emerging Leaders Certificate Program: Spring 2021

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About the Program

The WISE Emerging Leaders Certificate Program is specifically designed to expand the leadership capabilities of female professionals in middle management. This program will help participants hone their understanding and application of business, strategic and financial acumen; and prepare them for advancement. 

Over the course of six modules, participants will learn the business outcomes prioritized by CEOs, the role of financial measures in executing strategy, and methods for better communicating their proficiency of the business. 

Module workbooks and exercises provide ample opportunity for reflection and for putting learnings into practice. Throughout the program, participants will be asked to complete an assessment to ensure knowledge transfer.

Who Should Attend

Middle managers, defined as supervisors, project leads, managers, senior managers and directors (depending on organization/company structure and size)

Schedule and Format

The inaugural class begins April 28, 2021, and meets every Wednesday through May 12 for two-and-a-half hours (2 p.m.–4:30 p.m. ET), including a break between modules. Class dates are April 28, May 5 and May 12. Facilitated virtual sessions by Leading Women, a WISE professional development partner.


Program fee is $1,800 per person. Cohort size is limited to 100 participants. We expect space to fill up quickly.

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This program is funded in part by ESPN.

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This is a member exclusive program offered to WISE professional level members in good standing. There are no other eligibility requirements. If you are a student member and need to upgrade your membership, please contact us. Not a member? Join now.

NOTE: If you need to join or renew, please do so as soon as possible. The system takes about 30 minutes to update before you can then register for this program. If you are not able to add the program to your cart, please log out and then log back in.

Registration and Payment

You must have a WISE account and be logged in to register. You may only register for yourself; registrations are not transferable and program participation will be limited to the registering WISE member only. Full payment of the program fee is required at the time of registration. 

Registration deadline is Apr. 20, 2021 or when sold out, whichever comes first. You will receive a confirmation email upon registration, including instructions on how to access the program. If your company has prepaid for you to attend, please enter the discount code in your cart during checkout.


Seventy-five percent (75%) of the total program fee will be assessed for cancellations received no later than Apr. 21, 2021. All cancellation requests must be sent in writing to learning@wiseworks.org. If a cancellation request is received after Apr. 21, 2021, the entire program fee will be forfeited. No substitutions or replacements of accepted registrants may be made at any time. No refunds will be granted for partial participation in the program.

Program Workbook

Your workbook will be shipped a few days prior to the program start date. Please make sure your profile is current and provide a mailing address where you can receive your workbook. Address updates made after Apr. 21, 2021 may result in a delay or nonreceipt of your workbook.

Program Access, Structure and Prerequisites

All modules will be accessed through the WISE Learning Center. You will be sent email reminders before each module. Please add learning@wiseworks.org and the wiseworks.org domain to your safe senders list.

  • The WISE Emerging Leadership Certificate Program includes six modules.
  • Two modules will be presented on each class date.
  • Quizzes will be available at the end of the class date. You must pass the quizzes to access the materials for the next class date and to complete the program.
  • Recordings will be available the following day.
  • All coursework must be completed by May 26, 2021 to receive full credit and your certificate.

Questions? Contact us.