4 Essential Roles of Leadership (LeaderU) Self-Paced Course + Knowledge & Competence Certificates

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The 4 Roles of Leadership establishes an essential framework of success for leaders everywhere. Experience the online course in a self-paced format to earn the 4 Essential Roles of Leadership™ Knowledge Certificate (Level 1) and Competence Certificate (Level 2).

Course Details

The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership™ Knowledge Certificate Course provides 40 hours of self-paced learning and includes a 12-month subscription to:

  • 8 Modules
  • 24 Video Based Lessons
  • 8 Webinar Lectures
  • 16 Resources
  • 8 Assignments
  • 8 Quizzes
  • 3-5 Hours Per Week
  • 1 Knowledge Certificate (Exam)
  • 1 Competence Certificate (Exam)
  • 100% Online

By earning the LeaderU Knowledge and Competence certificates, an individual has demonstrated a firm understanding of The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership™ and is consistently applying strategic leadership skills to achieve breakthrough results as a leader. Leaders who have earned this certificate consistently apply the principles of modeling, pathfinding, aligning, and empowering.

Knowledge Exam

The knowledge exam is multiple choice, takes approximately 60 minutes to complete, and is securely monitored with the support of a 3rd party proctoring service. Participants must complete the exam with a passing score.

Competence Exam

You qualify to take the Competence Exam once you pass the Knowledge Exam. Please note that the Competence Exam will assess your application of the 4 Essential Roles, their key concepts and practices in real-life. The exam includes essays, video responses, interviews and role-plays, where you will be asked to give detailed examples of your application of the 4 Essential Roles. Please give yourself the necessary time to effectively apply the 4 Essential Roles prior to taking the Competence Exam.


The Competence Exam takes approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete and covers 8–12 objectives to reveal a candidate's ability to apply the content with competence. Requirements include:

  • Q&A written responses.
  • Video entries based on prompt.
  • A live interview. (Includes traditional questions and role-play scenarios.)

NOTE: Further detailed instructions will be provided at the time of the assessment.

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