Frontline Leadership Credentialing Program

The Frontline Leadership Credentialing program addresses the workforce demands of emerging leaders. This program focuses on leadership skills any new manager will need to succeed in the current workforce.

The program includes trainings on emotional intelligence, change management, human resources, diversity, equity & inclusion, personal branding, communication, and additional core leadership skills.

This 8-week credentialing program leads to a collaborative non-credit certificate from HACC, Central PA’s Community College; and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

The program includes 32 hours of live, virtual instruction, 4-8 hours of online modules, and additional experiential activities to develop essential employability skills for frontline leaders with an employer-driven curriculum focused on creating a management/leadership career pathway through each company.


An 8-week virtual course which helps future and current leaders develop skills in interpersonal communication, multiculturalism, and technical leadership skills.


Fall classes starting in September


Wednesdays or Thursdays for eight weeks from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch break included)


This program requires employees to be sponsored by their employer. Individuals signing up should talk with their employer before registering.


$1599, per student. Potential funding opportunities are available on a limited basis, please contact us at owd@ship.edu or 717-477-1502 to learn more.

Course Objectives

Shippensburg University was awarded a $275,000 grant from the US
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration in support of
its South-Central Career Development and Readiness Initiative. Parts of this
program are supported by federal funds.

"My experience with the Prepared for PA Frontline Leadership program was very educational. It provided me with an opportunity to grow my career and gain skills that apply to many areas of my professional and personal life. It was a rewarding challenge, ending in certificates from good institutions that will reflect positively on me in years to come. I appreciate the opportunities Prepared for PA afforded me and wholeheartedly thank everyone involved in making this program available."



This course is offered to employers so they can give their employees customized leadership training. If you are an individual and would like to utilize this course, please talk to your employer and have them fill out the interest form