16 Weeks


Strategic Communication Certificate 


 $2180 ($545/course)


How It Works

No prerequisites. No application. Register online.
Whether you aim to influence, motivate, inspire, persuade, or inform, an intentional and modern communication approach can improve results. This program leads you through a practical, yet holistic study of best practices for sharing your messages verbally, textually, and visually in a variety of contexts. Join us to improve your work performance, build your confidence, and help your organization tell its unique story. These noncredit, instructor-led courses can be taken as part of the certificate or individually. All course materials provided.
Start Date:
October 12, 2020
$2180 ($545/course)


Succeed with online programs that are versatile, practical, and innovative.
For 200 years, Norwich’s mission has focused on developing our students into better leaders—leaders who respect and serve others, think critically, and act effectively with integrity; leaders who are useful citizens. We’ve tailored our courses and certificate programs to meet the unique academic and professional needs of working adults and military personnel.
Learning Format
Designed with built-in flexibility for working adults and done the Norwich way with special emphasis on quality, innovation, and challenge, these courses can work into a busy schedule and fit in around work and family. There are deadlines at the end of each week, but you choose when to get the work done. All that’s needed is an internet connection, so you can take our courses from almost anywhere in the world.
Who Should Register
This certificate is ideal for anyone who works with people, especially leaders, those who interact with the public, or anyone who creates messages for their organization. This certificate is applicable for government and military personnel, Public Information Officers, business owners or business professionals, public speakers, communication, marketing, and PR professionals.
What You'll Need To Succeed
Devote 6-8 hours per week and spread your hours evenly throughout the week. Ensure that you can apply your lessons to your real-life experiences and do the extra assignments when you can. Be prepared to work in groups remotely.

Required Courses

Pass/no pass grading; Each certificate course is 20 Contact Hours/PDUs, or 2 CEUs 

Meet Your Instructor

Kristen Pedersen, PhD

Kristen Pedersen, PhD, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication and a Master of Arts in Communication, both from the University of South Alabama, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Communication from Bournemouth University in Poole, England. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Pedersen has a deep personal connection to the military and an affinity for designing programs and courses specifically for cadets, active duty and veteran students.