Future Leaders Professional Certificate Programme

Preparing People-First Leaders for Success

“Forty-six percent of individual contributor-to-leader transitions fail, leading to 20% less engagement and 15% lower performance in the teams they lead.”
(“Successfully Transitioning to New Leadership Roles,” - McKinsey Report, 2021)

The Future Leaders Professional Certificate Program

This certificate program is designed to give professionals a deep understanding of all the foundational leadership skills they need to take the next step. From courses such as Tools for Productive Communications and Making Effective Presentations, to Coaching Essentials and Leading Innovation in Teams, this action-based, hybrid program provides not only the theory and tools for great leadership, but also real-world practice and a collaborative learning model that ensures deep understanding.

Data Insights & Visualization Professional Certificate Program

Program Roadmap

Infographic - Future Leaders Program

icon  Pre-Program Knowledge & Skills Assessment

icon  Foundations of Leadership & Management

icon  Group Coaching 

icon  Mindset for Productive Communication

icon  Group Coaching

icon  Tools for Productive Communication

icon  Group Coaching 

icon  Making Effective Presentations

icon  Group Coaching 

icon  Coaching Essentials

icon  Group Coaching 

icon  Leading Innovation in Teams

icon  Group Coaching 

icon  Post- Program Knowledge & Skills Assessment

icon  ROI Workshop

Benefits of the Program

Benefits of the Program

Graduates of the Future Leaders Professional Certificate Program will earn a Learning Tree Future Leader Certificate and gain all the fundamental knowledge and experience to begin or continue a successful career as a leader of people and projects. They will learn how to:

  • Inspire, motivate and empower teammates and direct reports 
  • Facilitate clear and effective communication in increasingly complex environments  
  • Delegate tasks clearly   
  • Develop a proactive customer-focused approach 
  • Enhance leadership abilities through emotional intelligence 
  • Make compelling and impactful presentations 
  • Unlock employee potential to maximize productivity and performance 
  • Deal with difficult situations and people 
  • Foster a culture of innovation  

Our Integrated Learning Model

For all of our programs, we have developed a unique integrated learning model that optimizes skills training and promotes deep understanding of the material. We based this model on our extensive experience delivering outcome-based training and with the input and insight of the top practitioners and instructors in each field.

The model consists of four crucial elements required for deep learning:


Each program begins and ends with an assessment, which is critical to ensuring that every student achieves their learning objectives. Our pre-program assessment identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each student to allow instructors and coaches to personalize their teaching interactions to meet participants where they are. Our post-program assessment allows us to assess and understand student progress and identify any areas where the student may need additional support.


At the core of each program is in-depth instructor-led training offered both in person and virtually to accommodate all student needs. In either case, students benefit from live lessons and interactions with experienced instructors with significant real-world experience in their areas of expertise, as well as with their fellow classmates. This training ranges from 5 to 7 full courses, depending on the program, each of which address a fundamental topic of the program’s area of focus.


The group coaching we offer in between each course is where some of the most important learning of our programs happens. With one dedicated coach throughout the program, students have the opportunity to regularly reflect on what they have learned, ask follow-up questions, dialogue with peers, and dig deep into the material to ensure a complete understanding.


Collaboration is a powerful element of our integrated learning model that maximizes deep learning by sharing experiences, knowledge, and tools among students (and instructors). This sharing of information creates a multiplier effect that not only improves learning outcomes but also provides opportunities to practice accountability, cooperation, communication, and more generally to expand one’s emotional intelligence and relationship management.

The Future Leaders Professional Certificate Program is comprised of the following modules:

The Certificate Program Kickoff serves as a crucial introductory event for participants, providing them with a valuable opportunity to connect with their program coach. During this session, participants will not only establish a rapport with their coach but also gain a clear understanding of the desired outcomes aligned with their organization’s goals.

The program launches with a comprehensive knowledge and skills assessment for each student to evaluate their individual project management strengths, weaknesses, and gaps. This pre-program assessment will establish a baseline to assess knowledge and skills gained throughout the program.  

There are five coaching sessions that are conducted throughout the program. The purpose of these coaching sessions is to review the prior modules, solidify the learning, and allow for time for additional questions and further discussion. The coach’s role is to support participants in implementing and adopting the actions discussed during the coaching sessions.

Immediately after completion of course 6, Leading Innovations in Teams, each participant will receive a post-program knowledge and skills assessment to take a snapshot of their current competency levels. The results of this assessment are compared with the pre-program assessment to measure the knowledge and skills gained throughout each student’s journey. The results will be examined in the following ROI workshop. 

The culminating ROI (Return-On-Investment) workshop is a four-hour virtual session in which participants review individual performance with the lead instructor and coach, and receive recommendations for how to best apply their new leadership knowledge and skills at their workplace. This session is scheduled about 30 days after the completion of the final course, followed by a brief virtual graduation ceremony to close the program.

Program Key Features

The Future Leaders Professional Certificate Program offers a comprehensive learning experience designed to equip participants with the skills needed to excel in the field of data modeling, visualization and storytelling. The program’s key features include: 

  • Six hours of pre- and post-program workshops 
  • 10 hours of coaching between courses to reinforce learning 
  • 6 days of instructor-led courses in person or virtual 
  • Dedicated instructors and coaches throughout for a seamless experience 
  • Instructors of the practice with decades of real-world experience 
  • Deep action-based learning and real-time coaching and feedback  

Is it Right for Your Organization?

Is it Right for Your Organization?

The Future Leaders Professional Certificate Program has been specially designed with the needs of new and emerging leaders in mind. If you recently started in a leadership position or are an executive looking to prepare your area experts for leadership promotions, this program will provide just the right amount of knowledge, practice, participation, and coaching for learners to apply their new skills immediately and transition seamlessly into their role.

The Learning Tree Way

For nearly 50 years, Learning Tree has helped more than 65,000 organizations around the world – both commercial and government, large and small – train experts and leaders in a range of technical and business skills. We have heard directly from thousands of organizations about what they need most in leaders and where the biggest gaps exist. 

We have learned that organizations require holistic leadership  ̶. leaders who not only have the technical and business acumen to succeed, but also know how to communicate effectively and inspire others to be their absolute best individually or as part of a team. 

The Learning Tree Way

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