Tidal Leadership The Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership

Course Offerings

Upcoming Cohorts:

Fall 2017, September 5 – December 22

Spring 2018, February 5 – May 25


Tidal Leadership is offered by Washington State University through its award-winning online Global Campus. The program consists of a 16-week, 12-module, online, both non-credit and for-credit course offerings culminating in a customized leadership portfolio and leadership certification. Through videos, online group discussions and engaging activities, skilled facilitators deliver the principles of Tidal Leadership in an interactive format. Specific details about each of the 12-modules are found in the Module section. The program recognizes the unique needs of specific groups that have differing professional experiences and workplace challenges. In addition to the general offering, Tidal Leadership has been tailored for graduate students in a for-credit course, mid-career professionals, and women leaders.

Tidal for Teachers and Educators will be offered with CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU) to count towards teaching certification. The Tidal Leadership Certificate has rolling start dates. While anyone is welcome to enroll in the group of their choosing, the course content has been tailored to meet the needs of individuals with similar backgrounds and experiences. See below for a listing of current offerings. If you would like to inquire about setting up a customized training for your organization, send an email to tidal.leadership@wsu.edu.

Tidal leadership for Women

Designed for women, by women, this program addresses the particular challenges and opportunities faced by women leaders. Influencing others is a powerful skill. To do it well—consciously, compassionately and courageously–one must learn and practice in a supportive environment where collaboration and emotional intelligence are celebrated, and where women’s perspectives are honored.

Tidal Leadership for Women allows you to focus on what matters most to you, whether it’s defining work-life balance, cultivating respect in the boardroom, or challenging the status quo. Discussion topics, activities, and real-world examples are specifically chosen to serve and resonate with this historically underrepresented leadership group.

Tidal Leadership for Working Professionals

Twelve focused weeks. Weekly deliverables. Online, asynchronous learning. What more could a busy professional want? The Tidal Leadership Certificate Program is delivered through WSU’s award-winning Global Campus, utilizing the Blackboard learning management system. It is one of the few leadership training programs that guides participants in the development of a personal leadership portfolio—empowering you to demonstrate to your superiors the skill sets you have acquired that make you even more valuable to the organization. This mixed cohort is perfect for anyone looking for career advancement and expanded circles of influence.

Tidal Leadership for Graduate Students

Designed for graduate students as a for-credit course, tidal leadership is a course that uses engagement and reflection to support students with creating and implementing their personalized value-based leadership platform. The intention of this course is to provide students with opportunities to acquire “beyond the discipline” skills that are essential for success in the work place. We recognize that tremendous amounts of emphasis are placed on training students to be experts in the theoretical and mechanical aspects of their area of expertise. This course shifts the focus from what you are to who you are and how you build effective working relationships with people regardless of professional title. Effective leaders don’t fit a mold, but they do tend to share common traits, including a remarkable awareness of themselves and their surroundings, an ability to influence others, and a propensity for making values-based decisions. This course will help students develop these attributes and more as they build their own personal playbook for becoming an effective leader.