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Stanford LEAD: Personal Leadership Certificate

Stanford LEAD: Personal Leadership Certificate

Learn to lead with impact by developing skills to be a compassionate, courageous, and curious leader with the humility necessary for continued growth.

Stanford LEAD’s Personal Leadership Certificate is an academically rigorous online program that produces leaders who strive for impact. By enhancing your understanding of yourself, others in your network, and the context in which all interaction takes place, you will become a more purposeful leader.

Key Benefits

Further your leadership impact to advance yourself, your team, and your organization.
  • Improve self and situational awareness.
  • Gain leadership competencies including communicating with impact, managing difficult conversations and crises, leading effective teams, and building power to exert influence.
  • Engage real-time with Stanford GSB faculty in interactive, virtual sessions
  • Develop your skills and personal leadership style in real-time, by leveraging actionable feedback and applying your learnings at work.
  • Connect with a diverse community of highly engaged peers from around the world.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced leaders from large and small companies who are intent on mastering the foundations of leadership
  • Individuals whose success and impact depends on effective interactions with others in their organizations
  • Professionals who are motivated to assess and work to improve their personal leadership skills to become more effective leaders

Fall Session|11 Sep 2019 – 27 Aug 2020



Program Schedule

This eight-course program is designed to be completed in one year, with a load of two courses per quarter.


Application is not yet available

Program Fee

US $19,000

The program fee includes tuition, access to course platforms, and all course materials.


Stanford GSB certificate and 24 continuing education units (CEUs)


Marineh Lalikian
Director, Stanford LEAD
Executive Education
Introduction to the Stanford LEAD Personal Leadership Certificate
byStanford Graduate School of Business
Hear Stanford GSB Professors Sarah Soule and Peter DeMarzo share excitement with Stanford LEAD participants about the new Personal Leadership certificate.

Learn More About the Program


Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Application Requirements

Review all eligibility requirements, and learn about the application process.

Participant Profile

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

Peter M. DeMarzo
  • Director, Stanford LEAD: Corporate Innovation Certificate
  • Director, Stanford LEAD: Personal Leadership Certificate
Sarah A. Soule
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Director, Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Co-Director, The Innovative Health Care Leader: From Design Thinking to Personal Leadership
  • Co-Director, LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program
  • Director, Stanford LEAD: Personal Leadership Certificate

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