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Pursue a Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS) at Regent University.

Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS)

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May 10, 2021
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The Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS), offered exclusively online with no on-campus residency requirement, provides an avenue for you to add to your base of knowledge and research, if you already have a doctoral degree.

Complete two required leadership courses along with four concentration course according to your interest in one of these areas: Ecclesial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Human Resource Development, or Organizational Leadership.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

This certificate may help advance your career in higher education teaching and leadership, consultancy, or corporate, nonprofit or faith-based executive leadership by equipping you as an expert in your field.

Theories and models of considering human agents as resources in organizations and an historical expedition of the construct of human development from a social cognitive perspective. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

The facilitation of learning from the perspectives of the learner as well as the facilitator will be investigated in concert with the personal and organizational implications for the learning endeavor. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Construction and implementation of HRD practices and procedures from individual, group and team perspectives. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Ethical considerations and the operational definitions of ethics as a universal construct. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Theological and philosophical developments in ecclesial leadership theories, models, praxis and research. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Historic research methodologies, the origins and historic developments of ecclesial leadership, and key differences in ecclesial organizational and leadership traditions. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Ecclesial organizational designs, traditions and practices in leadership formation, principles of leadership legitimacy and ordination processes. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Christian spirituality, organizational spirituality, communal formation, ecclesial spirituality, and the spiritual formation of the ecclesial leader. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

The international entrepreneurship concept in the overall context of organizational culture involving the international market orientation, the international learning orientation, the international innovation propensity, the international risk attitude, the international networking orientation, and the international motivation. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Global economics and unanticipated opportunities related to building kingdom-strategic business ventures. The Christian business as mission paradigm, and the unique constructs of the world of business and the world of missions that merge and contextualize into a significantly different entity than either alone. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 762, 763, and 764.

The nature of the most fundamental aspects of the market process—entrepreneurial activity. The dynamic relationships between firms, markets, the organization of the firm, and culture in emerging economies. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

The environment and its influence upon corporate entrepreneurship including the radically changing internal organizational behavior patterns that enhance creative corporate activity, enhance the innovative abilities of employees, and increase corporate success. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Micro, mid-range, and macro leadership theories in a multi-cultural global context.

Organization theories, design, internal and external environment, organizational life cycles, biblical concepts of time and organizational structure.

Current topics and trends in organizational leadership research. Students must present a paper developed in the seminar at an academic conference, either in person or virtual. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Organizational culture and climate with emphasis on organizational values and the effect of the leader on culture and climate. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Followers in the leader-follower relationship with particular focus on recent and emerging research trends. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Organizational spirituality, the emerging use of organizational chaplains, expressions of spirituality in the organization, and the impact on culture and climate. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

Organizational communication theories and research to understand the attributes and impact of communication in organizations. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

2020-21 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership Requirements for Admission

When applying to the Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership program, the admissions committee, comprised of several faculty members, will use a rubric to independently evaluate and score each of the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement in bachelor’s and master’s programs
  • Writing quality
  • Alignment of personal goals to Ph.D. or DSL outcomes
  • Number of years in leadership positions
  • Leadership development and impact
  • Number of leadership positions held

Prerequisites:

Applicants must:

  • Hold a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the deadline for the semester to which they are applying. Once the application requirements have been fulfilled, an admissions interview may be requested. Interviews are by invitation only.

Admissions Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

3. Provide Your Unofficial College Transcripts

We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.

If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Certificate Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institutions, which indicate successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. We will notify you if your previous institutions will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs.

The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, our admission office will be able to upload this to your application file.

CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Leadership$99530$29,850
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Leadership$67515$10,125
Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS)$99518$17,910

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50
CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Leadership$99530$29,850
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Leadership$67515$10,125
Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS)$99518$17,910

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$600
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“"I consider my years in my Ph.D. program at Regent the best investment I ever made in my career. The time, energy and money spent in the program have paid off many times over. I consider the faculty to be world class, and my peers in my cohort are true friends and colleagues."”

Paul Alexander, Ph.D., 2005 Organizational Leadership

“A lot of my training at Regent related to a broader area of work in terms of providing leadership for Christian education. This job is a good fit for the experience and training I have and the education I've undertaken.”

Bryan Easley, Ph.D., 2011 Dean of Online Learning, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

“Regent’s online program gives me flexibility and convenience I need.”

Sheri Terrillion, MBA, 2019 Healthcare Management

“Working full time made earning my business degree more challenging, but Regent was a perfect fit for me. The faculty have real-world experiences and helped me use what I was learning to think more broadly and influence decisions at the university where I work.”

Danielle Richter, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2016 Director of Marketing & Recruiting, Center for Graduate & Professional Studies, Midland University

“I am proud to say that I finished my degree with a 3.94 GPA while working full time. Hard work pays off!”

Holly Leppert, M.A. in Organizational Leadership – Not-for-Profit Leadership, 2020 Administrative Assistant, Marymount University