Jun 14, 2024  
[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Workplace Interpersonal Relationships Certificate

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Program Description

The Workplace Interpersonal Relationships Certificate (WIRC) is designed for those interested in learning how to navigate interpersonal relationships in the workplace by understanding the genesis of conflict and by developing strategies and mastering essential skills to address and transform conflict. Competent workers are able to embrace multiplicity of thoughts and opinions and synergize these perspectives for goal accomplishment. Consequently, this interdisciplinary certificate invites students at the undergraduate level to learn the basic principles, theories and skills for leading, creating change and transforming conflict. Overall purpose: To provide an understanding of what leads to conflict, theoretical knowledge about how to address it, and skills for living and working in a diverse society. Students will understand the “why” of potential conflict and master the skills for transforming the same.

At completion of the certificate program, students will be able to:

  • understand theories, concepts, and principles surrounding the causes/ etiology of conflict.
  • develop empathy in conflictual situations and be sensitive to the disparate perspectives provided by stakeholders in managing/facilitating change.
  • have the ability to transform conflict and be a constructive change agent particularly in challenging work and community environments.

This undergraduate certificate program is appropriate for students from a variety of academic backgrounds and experiences who are interested in becoming effective workers and leaders in a constantly changing environment. This is a stand-alone certificate, whose required courses may be allowed as electives in some undergraduate programs. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisors before applying to the Workplace Interpersonal Relationships Certificate.


This program is a part of the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences .


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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies 

Admission Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements beyond admission to KSU. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements 

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in the Academic Policies: 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  


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Program Course Requirements 

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