Learn how to successfully integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your organization. Through this certificate, you will understand principles of effective leadership in building workplace relationships, managing organizational crises, and appreciating identity. 

  • Next cohort begins: Summer 2023
  • Enrollment opens soon!
Organizational Communication and Inclusive Leadership Certificate


Entirely Online | 12 Credits | 1 Years
  • Convenient, online courses designed for working professionals and current graduate students
  • Take only one course at a time and complete the certificate in just one year
  • Advance your career with high-demand skills and leadership abilities
  • Learn to enhance organizational productivity through collaborative practice
  • Build a professional network of like-minded leaders as you progress through the courses with the same group of peers

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As a UNI Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation, and much more.

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Kyle Rudick
Program Coordinator
Associate Professor, Communication & Media

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Carolina Wilson
Enrollment Contact


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Delivered Entirely Online

Courses are offered entirely online. Coursework may also be available on-campus or via hybrid delivery.

Please see below for the course rotation.

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Individuals completing the certificate will be prepared to: 
  • demonstrate mastery in identifying opportunities for organizational leadership infused with the ethics of inclusion
  • serve as an inclusive and effective leader with the ability to enhance organizational productivity through collaborative practice
  • identify what makes a successful leader, the principles of inclusion, and how to implement those principles in ways that support an organization's mission
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the UNI Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Course Rotation

Courses Offered Year-Round


  • COMM 4134/5134 Organizational Cultures and Communication (3 units of credit)


  • COMM 4120/5120 Inclusive Leadership in the Workplace (3)
    • This course will be taken during the winter term (December-January)
  • COMM 3000/5000 Selected Topics in Communication: Workplace Relationships and Communication (3)


  • COMM PR 4857/5857 Crisis Communication (3)

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To enroll, students need to complete our online enrollment form prior to August 20, 2022. 

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Our team of support staff is available to help you throughout your UNI journey.

Contact us at 319-273-7206 or online@uni.edu for assistance!

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.