Virtual Leadership Certificate Program

Our newly redesigned virtual Leadership Certificate Program is a five-week interactive program NAMSS Education Month where you will learn skills to improve  your communication, lead a team, negotiate, and think critically. This virtual program is comprised of independent study with 
online modules to complete by the end of the course and live, instructor-led sessions taught by accredited NAMSS instructors based on primary source education. At the end of th eprogram, participants will give a captsone presntation on what they have learned and earn the NAMSS Leadership Certificate. 


The Leadership Certificate Program has been approved for a total of 31 CE credits. In order to receive credits and a completion certificate for the program, participants are required to complete all online modules and the virtual Education Month course which includes a final capstone project. Please note that you must complete all online modules by the end of the final week of the virtual course in order to earn the Leadership Certificate. 


  • John Pastrano, BBA, CPMSM, CPCS
  • Faith Rhoades, MMHC, CPMSM, CPCS, FMSP

Course Dates and Deadlines

Live sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM ET. There are some optional office hours taking place during Week 4 to help groups prepare for their final capstone project.

  • Week 1: Wednesday, April 7 (3-5pm ET)
  • Week 2: Wednesday, April 14 (3-5pm ET)
  • Week 3: Wednesday, April 21 (3-5pm ET)
  • Week 4: Wednesday, April 28 (3-5pm ET)
    • Optional Office Hours: Friday, April 30 (2:00-3:30pm ET)
    • Optional Office Hours: Monday, May 3 (2:00-3:30pm ET)
  • Week 5: Wednesday, May 5 (3-5pm ET)

*Live sessions will be recorded and available for viewing, but make-up sessions will not be offered. Registration will be first come, first-served.

2021 Registration Rates

Reminder: You must complete the specified online modules by the end of the final week of the virtual course in order to earn the Leadership Certificate.

If you have not yet purchased the Leadership Certificate Program modules, purchase them as a bundle with the virtual course registration:

Modules + Virtual course registration:

  • Members: $1308
  • Non-members: $1908

If you have already purchased the Leadership Certificate Program Online Modules, you will only need to purchase the Virtual course registration:

  Virtual Course Registration:

  • Members: $569
  • Non-members: $669

Frequently Asked Questions

To read more about the Leadership Certificate Program, click here

Click here to view the Virtual Workshop FAQs page.