Women's Leadership and Professional Development Certificate Program


The goal of the Leadership and Professional Development for Women Certification is to educate and support women in their quest for career advancement. 

Designed for women by women, the program provides the knowledge and practical strategies to help women be successful in their roles. The courses will cover various topics including functional training, leadership development, and emotional competency - suitable for professionals in any industry. This program will provide women with the expertise and competencies necessary to propel their career and enhance their progression into leadership positions.  

The certification program includes 10 courses and each course is 2.5 hours long. In order to receive the certification*, you must complete 8 out of 10 courses.  

*This is a non-credit bearing/certificate program.

FEE The total cost of the certification is $499.00. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are NOT available for students. However, CUNY – CCNY students receive a 20% discount.  

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Angelina Ramírez (Instructor)

Angelina Ramirez

As a performance-driven marketing and business development leader, Angelina has over 20 years of experience building brands and implementing strategic solutions for Fortune 200 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits.

During her tenure at American Express, PepsiCo and Philip Morris, she was responsible for setting the marketing and client management agenda for global companies, utilizing customer-centric analytics to develop and implement brand strategies. In her role as the Executive Director of the Washington Heights Business Improvement District, she utilized her business acumen to help drive economic growth in Northern Manhattan. For over 10 years, Angelina has worked with the New York City Department of Small Business Services facilitating courses in marketing and media, curated specifically for the business community.  

A native of New York City, Angelina is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. She earned her Latin American Studies degree from New York University, and subsequently obtained an MBA from New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business. She is also certified as a Digital Media Marketing Strategist from New York University.  


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March 9, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm The art of Negotiation

Whether you’re negotiating your salary, the purchase of your first car, or haggling with a street vendor, the art of negotiation comes into play in your daily life. Employees at all levels and in every position will need to utilize keen negotiation skills to be able to ensure the best outcome and results in their career. During the workshop, participants will explore how current approaches to negotiation strategy and tactics are used, what negotiation entails, as well as the importance of the planning / preparation process. The course also explores the personal and behavioral characteristics of an effective negotiator, the role of power during negotiations and how to address power inequities.  

March 16, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm Public Speaking Today

How you communicate and express yourself impacts your career, network and brand. Effective public speakers captivate their audience with charisma, confidence and comfort. Fortunately, you can learn and master these techniques to strengthen your public speaking skills while persuading your audience. This interactive workshop will provide participants with tools, coaching and feedback on ways to improve their public speaking abilities. Exercises will focus on building confidence and improving focus, crafting your presentation and organizing your content in stand out, impactful, and engaging ways.  

March 23, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm Time Management

Find the time for matters most important to you by improving your productivity and getting things done. Our workshop will provide techniques designed to help you better manage your time and become more productive. Learn about managing your calendar and emails, setting priorities, collaborating with colleagues, delegating, and reducing interruptions. We will review how to create a more comfortable, conducive and productive work environment. The course will help you identify goals, create daily plans and recognize obstacles that rob you of your time.  

March 30, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm Foundations of Leadership

Learn proven techniques to become an effective leader. The course will provide you with the tools and skills to make better decisions, resolve conflicts, improve your performance and lead change throughout your organization. Our workshop will review problem-solving studies designed to teach the most current leadership principles. During the course, you will gain clarity, direction, and an understanding of your own leadership style and potential. Managers and individual contributors alike will learn the essentials of effective leadership for greater success.  

April 6, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm Communicating with Others

To be an effective communicator takes real skill. These skills have to be developed, honed and utilized consistently. They are not only key to your interpersonal skills, but also to your career progression. Particularly in the business world, effective communication is one of the keys to success. This course will provide you with the essential tools you need to become a more effective communicator. Learn the rules of communication, understand the importance of verbal and nonverbal cues, and develop effective listening skills. We will show/teach/review how to prepare for and engage in difficult conversations as well as the keys to develop effective presentations.  

April 20, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm Effective Decision-Making

Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, making a decision and anticipating likely risks. Problem-solving and decision-making are critical to career success no matter your role or level. The rapid pace of today’s business environment requires the ability to be able to think/act/perform logically, critically and creatively. During this workshop, you will learn to differentiate between problem-solving and decision-making. You will also learn techniques to identify problems, how to apply helpful tools to effectively solve problems in a timely fashion, and how to make strategic decisions.  

April 27, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm Managing Conflict

Conflicts between individuals or within organizations can be quite costly, whether it affects relationships, finances, or productivity. But the fact of the matter is, conflict is inevitable, particularly in today’s global, multicultural society. This course focuses on constructively preventing, addressing or managing conflicts by mastering the fundamentals of conflict resolution. Learn how to turn potential conflict into constructive conversation. The workshop features a framework for handling conflict including how to recognize patterns of conflict, stop escalation of conflicts and steps to resolve conflicts.  

May 4, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm Personal Branding

Personal Branding is the process of marketing yourself, driving awareness for your strengths, assets, and value. Understanding your personal brand, particularly in your professional life, will help you build stronger relationships as well as help you advance in your career. Learn how to apply traditional marketing strategies and tactics to improve your image and reputation.  

May 11, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm Entrepreneurism

An entrepreneurial spirit is necessary to excel in the business world. Entrepreneurship is a skill and a mindset including creativity, innovation and calculated risk, which you can learn. We will discuss how an entrepreneurial spirit in the workplace can add positive value and help you thrive in your career.  

May 18, 2020 6:00 – 8:30pm How to Relate to Others

Strong social and interpersonal skills are keys to success in your career. Research has demonstrated that poor interpersonal skills is one of the main reasons why people don’t get promoted, and eventually lose their job. In the workplace, you spend a significant amount of time interacting with your colleagues, including your manager, co-workers, and clients. During this course, learn how to maximize your interactions, deepen your relationships, and find champions that can help you succeed in the workplace. Some skills we will review include active listening, management relationships, and nonverbal cues.  


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Last Updated: 01/31/2020 13:35