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July 22, 2021

Andrews University Launches a Certificate in Global Leadership

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich.— The Andrews University Department of Leadership is offering a new certificate aimed at nurturing professionals, students, entrepreneurs and organizational leaders into world changers with a spiritual mission.

The Global Leadership Certificate, which will be offered online beginning September 2021, was established with the goal of empowering people in the workplace “to be catalysts for social reformation, soul healing, and spiritual regeneration.” Erich Baumgartner, director, shares further, “The Global Leadership Certificate was created as a laboratory to equip professionals for their spiritual calling to be world changers. It is designed for the marketplace.”

The curriculum consists of five classes taught online over five semesters followed by a “World Changer” capstone event. The set of classes is available as a Professional Leadership Certificate or a Graduate Leadership Certificate for credit that can later be transferred into the Andrews’ MA or doctorate in leadership.

Instructors for the certificate are Thom Wolf, a social entrepreneur who has trained hundreds of change makers; Gabriela Phillips, the Adventist Muslim Relations coordinator for the North American Division; Boubakar Sanou, Associate Professor of Cross-cultural Leadership at Andrews University; and Erich Baumgartner, the director of the Global Leadership Institute as well as the PhD in Leadership program at Andrews University.

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Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers more than 160 areas of study, including advanced degrees. Its main campus is in Berrien Springs, Michigan, but the University also provides instruction at colleges and universities in more than 25 countries around the world.

Jeff Boyd, University Communication, Media Relations Manager