Demystifying Measurement in Leadership Development

Demystifying Measurement

Are Your Leadership Programs Effective?

Leadership education and development programs are rarely evaluated beyond participant satisfaction. But satisfaction is not the same as impact

Why Don't People Measure Impact?

Most institutions in the leader development space want to know what works and what doesn't, but they simply don't know how to go about measuring the outcomes of their programs.

How can you accurately measure your leadership programs and show the impact they have?

The Doerr Institute for New Leaders has created a Measurement Specialist Certification Course to enhance your ability to design evaluation systems capable of testing the impact of your leader development programs. It is possible to determine whether a program helps people grow as leaders, and this course will help you learn to do just that.

Is this course right for you? 

This course is designed for: 

  • College/university faculty or staff who want to measure the impact of leader development programs 
  • Graduate students in social science fields who want to learn to apply their research and statistical skills to the evaluation of leader development programs
  • Human resource managers who wish to enhance their assessment portfolio in the realm of corporate leadership training

What can I expect from this course?

  • This is a high-engagement course. Participants are expected to engage at a high level
  • This is a virtual course
  • Participants will read, analyze, reflect, discuss, and apply concepts each week
  • This course will culminate in a final project in which participants propose an evaluation plan for an actual leader development program at their own institution
  • Participants who complete the course and receive a passing grade on the final project will earn a certificate of completion and a digital badge

Recommended Qualifications

  • It will be beneficial if you have completed at least two graduate-level courses in statistics and/or research design in an accredited graduate program in a social science field, although this is not a requirement. Note that we will not cover inferential statistics in this brief course 

Fall 2024 Schedule

  • Module 1: Friday, September 13th, from 1:00-3:30 PM (CST)
  • Module 2: Friday, September 20th, from 1:00-3:30 PM (CST)
  • Module 3: Friday, September 27th, from 1:00-3:30 PM (CST)
  • Module 4: Friday, October 4th, from 1:00-3:30 PM (CST)
  • Module 5: Friday, October 11th, from 1:00-3:30 PM (CST)

Tuition and Fees

  • $190 for full-time graduate students
  • $390 for full-time faculty or staff at consortium-member colleges or universities
  • $490 for faculty or staff employed in an accredited college, university, or non-profit organization
  • $1990 for anyone not currently employed or enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university or a non-profit

The above tuition rates do not include the cost of the required textbook, estimated at $25. 

Submit Your Application

Info Session: Friday, June 28th, 2024
Register for the Info Session Here

Application Deadline: Friday, August 30th, 2024

This is a competitive program, and all applicants are not guaranteed admission. Admission will occur on a rolling basis until the class is full.


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Email leadership@rice.edu for questions about the course.