Program Details


The Certificate in Women's Leadership offers two formats for your convenience and flexibility - fully online in the fall, and hybrid (online and in-person) in the spring

Fall 2021 format: The course will be fully virtual, with eight (8) 2-hour live, interactive Zoom classes on select Tuesdays (see schedule below). The structured curriculum is a balance between independent assignments that you can complete on your own schedule and live sessions with other students, your instructor and guest speakers.

Spring 2022 format: Virtual/on-campus hybrid. This will include two, 2-day immersions (four days total) located in Spokane (see schedule below). Additionally, students complete independent work online, including discussion boards, readings, videos and other assignments. This provides structure and in-person interaction, as well as flexibility to complete work when convenient for you.

Class Schedule

    FALL 2021*

    • Zoom: Monday, 9/13, 4:00 - 5:30 PM 
    • Zoom: Tuesday, 9/21, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom: Tuesday, 10/5, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
    • Zoom: Tuesday, 10/19, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
    • Zoom: Tuesday, 10/26, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
    • Zoom: Tuesday, 11/2, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
    • Zoom: Tuesday, 11/16, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
    • Zoom: Tuesday, 11/30, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
    • Zoom: Tuesday, 12/7, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
    • Zoom: Thursday, 12/16, 5:00 - 6:00 PM 

    *All above times are Pacific time (PDT)

    SPRING 2022

    • Course begins online on Wednesday, January 19th, 2020 and closes Sunday, May 1, 2022
    • On-campus, 2-day immersion #1: Friday, 2/11 - Saturday, 2/12 (Spokane); 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT each day
    • On-campus, 2-day  immersion #2: Friday, 4/22 - Saturday, 4/23 (Spokane); 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT each day
    • Students engage in discussion boards and independent work between immersions.
    • Students required to attend both on-campus immersions, except in the case of emergencies.
    • COVID Policy: Students must submit proof of full vaccination or provide an Gonzaga exemption form signed by a medical provider.

    Cost: $3,200

    • No payment is required at the time of enrollment. Students will receive bills after their registration is confirmed and prior to the start of the course.
    • No federal or institutional financial aid is available for this program.
    • Gonzaga employee tuition waiver does not apply.
    • A 30%-off scholarship is automatically granted to anyone employed by a 501c3 non-profit or public sector/government agency. 
    • Beyond that, scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. To inquire, please email the Rachelle Strawther at


    • Upon completion, students receive a Certificate from Gonzaga University and eight (8) Continuing Education credits on a Gonzaga University transcript.
    • Students who successfully complete a School of Leadership Studies certificate program have the option applying a maximum of three (3) credits towards completion of a Masters in Organizational Leadership or Masters in Communication and Leadership at Gonzaga, contingent upon admission.


    No application required, and no payment required at time of enrollment. First-come, first serve until spots are filled, subject to meeting enrollment criteria (see above).