Join other UN agencies and take this opportunity to ensure all personnel in your organization have unlimited access for one year to all modules in the Extended E-Certificate in Leadership and Management (eCLM). 


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and UN management reform call on UN managers to lead effective teams, implement change and strengthen the UN’s programmatic and operational capacities.

UNSSC puts you in control of your own learning, giving you access to a unique collection of leadership and management modules tailor-made for leaders and managers across the UN system.

The curriculum includes a continually expanding collection of leadership and management modules. The modules on management span four different dimensions of management, including people management, planning, programme implementation and resource management. The modules on leadership elaborate on the characteristics and behaviours embodied in the UN System Leadership Framework and explore key aspects, amongst others, of ethical and transformational leadership.


Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Create high-performing teams, by motivating and coaching staff, and supporting their career development. Monitor and evaluate staff performance and address under-performance in a constructive manner
  • Translate overall visions into realistic goals, by planning strategically, implementing results-based management systems, mitigating risks, and managing resources and funds successfully
  • Communicate effectively with staff, senior managers and peers. Build and maintain long-term partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Adopt key practices and tools to ensure proper leadership and management of projects and programmes, delegate and monitor tasks easily, and communicate and deal with risks successfully
  • Explain the key characteristics of UN leadership and support the adoption of leadership behaviours embodied in the UN System Leadership Framework.
  • Create a UN inter-agency peer network
Course methodology

The learning experience is structured around the following components:

  • A micro-learning experience characterized by small knowledge units (modules and micro-lessons) where participants consolidate and reflect on learnings through the creation of micro-content (multimodal forum replies, blog posts, etc.). 
  • Scenario-based learning exposing participants to real-life challenges and tasks of UN managers.
  • Consolidation of takeaways through reflective practices and social learning to facilitate information exchange and peer-to-peer learning.

Additional services included in the corporate subscription:

As part of the corporate subscription to the eCLM, UNSSC offers numerous services to create an organizational and user experience that extends beyond the platform, allowing each entity to make the most of the eCLM and the Blue Line platform. 

1. Communications services. Communications services are provided by UNSSC to help inform personnel of their access to Blue Line and the learning products available to them on the platform. This includes:

a. Preparation of comms material for the entity’s internal dissemination.
b. Video tutorials and/or Introductory webinar. 

2. Community engagement service. To keep users motivated to learn throughout the year, UNSSC provides ongoing communications. Some are geared toward the entire Blue Line community and others target more specific groups of users to impact engagement. This includes UNSSC’s weekly newsletters, communication campaigns and live events open to all Blue Line users. 

3. Reporting services. Monthly reports to help the corporate subscribers track the number/percentage of their personnel using the platform, as well as view the courses completed and certificates earned by its personnel in the platform.

4. Creation of a custom corporate learning pathway. UN entities purchasing the corporate subscription have the opportunity to customize their personnel’s learning experience through a dedicated corporate learning path. The path is designed by combining online modules available in the eCLM. The path can be presented to personnel as optional or mandatory. Upon completion, personnel will achieve a certificate with logos and signatures from both UNSSC and your own entity.

Course contents

By setting up a corporate subscription your personnel will enjoy unlimited access to all 50+ online modules available in the Extended E-Certificate. This includes:

  • UNSSC Extended E-Certificate on Leadership and Management (eCLM). 50+ curated online modules on management, leadership, innovation and evaluation in the UN. UN colleagues can start at any time, choosing the learning components that best fit their needs and complete the modules and activities at their own pace, as well as sign-up for upcoming new modules. Learning content, which is firmly anchored on the UN system leadership framework, spans across different dimensions of management, including: people management, planning, programme implementation and resource management.
  • eCLM Certified learning paths. Dedicated learning paths (designed based on eCLM module) on key thematic areas and composed of a set of pre-determined number of modules. Each learning path is composed of 8 modules.

New modules on leadership and management-related issues will be periodically released and made available to corporate subscribers and their personnel throughout 2023.

The programme is delivered through UNSSC's Blue Line e-learning platform. After completing the certification programme, participants will gain access to an exclusive alumni network for continuous learning around key leadership and management-related topics.

Upon completion of 25 modules you will receive a certificate. 

Target audience

UN entities willing to use the Extended E-Certificate in Leadership and Management as their corporate learning tool.

Cost of participation

The annual recurrent fee is $85,000. This includes access to all modules in the Extended E-Certificate in Leadership and Management for one calendar year for all personnel working in your agency.