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ATD Learning & Development Degree Directory

Search for advanced degree and certificate programs in HR, training, and learning & development-related fields from this comprehensive list of more than 300 institutes of higher learning.

Institutions Directory » Leadership Development

Leadership Development focuses on learning events such as mentoring, training, self-study, and job rotations to prepare employees with the skills required to lead an organization. (ASTD. 2011. The Infoline Dictionary of Basic Trainer Terms A Revised and Updated Edition. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.)

Leadership coaching can facilitate productive change in persons, teams, and systems by enabling leaders, managers, and employees to uncover potential that might otherwise go untapped. The ability to coach leaders is a core competency for those helping organizations to develop. Through coaching, leaders learn how to optimize the value of teams and organizations. Leadership coaching helps clarify vision, beliefs, and values, and stretches the capacity to lead and influence. Leaders then become catalysts for change within their organizations. (Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies; view link)

Careers in Leadership Development may include the following job titles:

  • Training and Development Manager
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Manager/Director of Leadership Development
  • Leadership Coach
  • Career Development Manager
  • Chief Learning Officer (CLO)
  • Curriculum Development Specialist
  • Educational Program Manager
  • Employee Development Specialist
  • Facilitator
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Manager of Strategic Initiatives

  • PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program
    PennCLO

    The PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program prepares the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and other senior-level executives for success in their roles as learning and talent development leaders. Developing an organization's talent is a critical component of its success. Learning leaders who are committed to...

    208 S. 37th Street, Stiteler Building, Rm. 231 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 United States Map It »
    PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program
  • American Public University
    Ready When You Are

    Helping your workforce reach their goals is our shared priority.

    United States Map It »
    American Public University
  • American University
    Washington D.C.

    A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.

    4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20016 United States Map It »
    American University
  • Colorado State University Online
    Colorado State University offers online, regionally accredited bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and graduate certificates.

    Colorado State University is an accredited, public research university in Fort Collins offering more than 70 online degrees, graduate certificates, and professional development programs. As of 2019, CSU’s College of Business offers the #1 ranked online M.B.A. program in Colorado, according to...

    2545 Research Blvd. Fort Collins, Colorado 80526 United States Map It »
    Colorado State University Online
  • Drexel University Online

    Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a top-ranked, urban research university, located in the heart of Philadelphia. Known as an academic center of excellence, entrepreneurship, and innovation, Drexel was a pioneer in technology-enhanced education for working adults. Today, nearly two decades after...

    3020 Market Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 United States Map It »
  • Joliet University of St. Francis
    Respect. Service. Integrity. Compassion.

    MS in Training and Development with concentrations in:
    Instructional Design in Online Learning
    Human Resource Management
    Health Administration
    Business Administration
    Management of Training and Development
    Self-Design

    500 Wilcox Street Joliet, Illinois 60435 United States Map It »
    Joliet University of St. Francis
  • Lewis University
    BECOME THE GO-TO PERSON EVERY ORGANIZATION SEEKS.

    Graduate degree in Organizational Leadership with five (5) concentration options:

    Training and Development – Recognized for the online master’s in Training and Development by Best Colleges.com, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% expansion in this field over the next 8 years. E

    1 University Parkway Romeoville, Illinois 60446 United States Map It »
  • Quinnipiac University Online

    An early adopter of online learning, Quinnipiac University has been perfecting its design and delivery since 2001. Students can easily complete coursework on a weekly basis without attending a scheduled class at a particular date or time. Quinnipiac University offers a range of online bachelor's, ma...

    275 Mount Carmel Avenue OF-QUO Hamden, Connecticut 06518 United States Map It »
    Quinnipiac University Online
  • The Wharton School, Executive Education
    Powerful Learning Solutions for Executives

    Wharton helps executives advance their careers at every level. Our world-renowned faculty combines cutting-edge knowledge with innovative program design to transform individuals and organizations. Each year, more than 13,000 executives from around the world choose Wharton. Join us.

    255 South 38th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.6359 United States Map It »
  • Adams State College

    Great Stories Begin Here

    208 Edgemont Boulevard Alamosa, Colorado 81102 United States Map It »
  • Albertus Magnus College

    A Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition Since 1925

    700 Prospect Street New Haven, Connecticut 6511 United States Map It »
  • Amridge University

    Where Traditional and Online Education Merge

    1200 Taylor Road Montgomery, Alabama 36117 United States Map It »
  • Andrews University

    Seek Knowledge. Affirm Faith. Change the World.

    4141 Administration Drive Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104 United States Map It »
  • Assumption College

    A Catholic College founded by the Augustinians of the Assumption

    500 Salisbury Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 United States Map It »
  • Augsburg College

    2211 Riverside Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 United States Map It »
  • Azusa Pacific University

    God First Since 1899

    P.O. Box 7000 Azusa, California 91702 United States Map It »
  • Bellhaven University

    Your Place. Your Purpose.

    1500 Peachtree Street Jackson, Mississippi 39202 United States Map It »
  • Bethel University

    3900 Bethel Drive St. Paul, Minnesota 55112 United States Map It »
  • Black Hills State University

    Transforming Lives

    1200 University Street, Unit 9508 Spearfish, South Dakota 57799 United States Map It »
  • Bluffton University

    1 University Drive Blufton, Ohio 45817 United States Map It »
  • Bowling Green - Leadership Studies

    Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 United States Map It »
  • Brandman University

    Chapman University System

    16355 Laguna Canyon Road Irvine, California 92618 United States Map It »
  • Brenau University

    500 Washington Street SE Gainesville, Georgia 30501 United States Map It »
  • Carlos Albizu University

    2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 United States Map It »
  • Central Michigan University

    Foust Hall 100 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859 United States Map It »
  • Chadron State College

    A Century Of Service

    1000 Main Street Chadron, Nebraska 69337 United States Map It »
  • Cleveland State University

    Engaged Learning

    2121 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115 United States Map It »
  • College of Mount St. Joseph

    5701 Delhi Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45233 United States Map It »
  • Duquesne University

    600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282 United States Map It »
  • Evangel University

    Boldly Christian. Unquestionably Academic.

    1111 North Glenstone Avenue Springfield, Missouri 65807 United States Map It »
  • Fielding Graduate University

    2020 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, California 93105-3538 United States Map It »
  • Franklin Pierce University

    40 University Drive Rindge, New Hampshire 3461 United States Map It »
  • Geneva College

    3200 College Avenue Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010 United States Map It »
  • George Mason University

    Where Innovation Is Tradition

    4400 University Drive Fairfax, Virginia 22030 United States Map It »
  • Georgia State University

    P.O. Box 3963 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 United States Map It »
  • Grand Canyon University

    3300 West Camelback Road Phoenix, Arizona 85017 United States Map It »
  • Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50316 United States Map It »
  • Indiana Tech

    1600 East Washington Boulevard Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803 United States Map It »
  • Johnson and Wales University

    8 Abbott Park Place Providence, Rhode Island 02905 United States Map It »
  • La Grange College

    601 Broad Street LaGrange, Georgia 30240 United States Map It »
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933 United States Map It »
  • Maryville University

    650 Maryville University Drive St. Louis, Missouri 63141 United States Map It »
  • MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY

    501 East 38th Street Erie, Pennsylvania 16546 United States Map It »
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University

    2030 East College Way Olathe, Kansas 66062 United States Map It »
  • Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street Murfeesboro, Tennessee 37132 United States Map It »
  • Mountain State University

    P.O. Box 9003 Beckley, West Virginia 25802 United States Map It »
  • National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, California 92037 United States Map It »
  • Neumann University

    Catholic Education in the Franciscan Tradition

    1 Neumann Drive Aston, Kansas 19014 United States Map It »
  • North Carolina State University

    2310 Stinson Drive Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 United States Map It »
  • Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099 United States Map It »
  • Norwich University

    158 Harmon Drive Northfield, Vermont 05663 United States Map It »
  • Nova Southeastern University

    1750 NE 167th Street North Miami Beach, Florida 33162 United States Map It »
  • Quinnipiac University

    275 Mount Carmel Avenue Hamden, Connecticut 06518 United States Map It »
  • Regent University

    Christian Leadership to Change the World

    1000 Regent University Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464 United States Map It »
  • Roberts Wesleyan College

    2301 Westside Drive Rochester, New York 14624 United States Map It »
  • Saint Louis University

    leadership, organization

    221 N Grand Blvd St Louis, Missouri 63103 Map It »
  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana 47876 United States Map It »
  • San Diego University

    5998 Alcala Park San Diego, California 92110 United States Map It »
  • Seton Hall University

    400 South Orange Avenue South Orange, New Jersey 07079 United States Map It »
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

    1871 Old Main Drive Shippenburg, Pennsylvania 17257 United States Map It »
  • St. Ambrose University

    518 West Locust Street Davenport, Iowa 52803 United States Map It »
  • St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 United States Map It »
  • St.Thomas University

    2115 Summit Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 United States Map It »
  • Sullivan University

    3101 Bardstown Road Louisville, Kentucky 40205 United States Map It »
  • Tiffin University

    155 Miami Street Tiffin, Ohio 44883 United States Map It »
  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, P.O. Box 757500 Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 United States Map It »
  • University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Avenue Conway, Arkansas 72035 United States Map It »
  • University of Charleston

    2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE Charleston, West Virginia 25304 United States Map It »
  • University of Great Falls

    1301 20th Street South Great Falls, Montana 59405 United States Map It »
  • University of Mary

    America's Leadership University

    7500 University Drive Bismarck, North Dakota 58504 United States Map It »
  • University of Memphis

    Dreamers. Thinkers. Doers.

    177 Admin Building Memphis, Tennessee United States Map It »
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    3835 Haldrege Street Lincoln, Nebraska 68583 United States Map It »
  • University of South Florida

    4202 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, Florida 33620 United States Map It »
  • University of Southern Maine

    Connecting You With Tomorrow

    51 Westminster Street Lweiston, Maine 04240 United States Map It »
  • University of the Pacific

    Sacramento, California 95817 United States Map It »
  • Vanderbilt University

    Owen Graduate School of Management

    401 21st Avenue South Nashville, Tennessee 37203 United States Map It »
  • Virginia Tech

    Invent the future

    130C Shanks Hall Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 United States Map It »
  • Warner Pacific College

    2219 SE 68th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97215 United States Map It »
  • Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Boulevard Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101 United States Map It »
  • Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Avenue Wheeling, West Virginia 26003 United States Map It »
  • Wheelock College

    200 The Riverway Boston, Massachusetts 02215 United States Map It »
  • Wilmington University

    31 Read's Way New Castle, Delaware 19720 United States Map It »
  • Wright State University

    3640 Colonel Glenn Highway Dayton, Ohio 45435 United States Map It »