Frequently Asked Questions
Is the NICL an accredited university program?
No, the NICL is a certificate program only. We have partnered with several respected universities who accept if for credit toward a Masters Degree.
How many credits does the NICL count as?

Most universities offer 6-12 credit hours, but this is up to the individual school. We recommend you contact each school individually to see what they offer.

Are class sizes limited to a certain number of seats?
This depends on the venue you attend. It is our recommendation to register as soon as you are able to ensure you reserve a seat at the location of your choice.
Do I have to pay for my spouse to attend the NICL?
No, Spouse always attend free.
If my spouse cannot attend for some reason may I bring a staff member or friend to fill their seat?
Yes, if you spouse cannot attend, you may bring someone else from your team with you in her place. You may have a total of six in your group.
Are there discounts for bringing a group?
Yes, group discounts are available. Please contact us for more details.
Is there are pre-work required before I attend?
No, the NICL does not require any pre-work prior to attending the program nor is there any assignments while you are in the program.
What books does Dr. Rutland recommend reading

It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy –
Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Leading Change – John P. Kotter

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C. Maxwell

Lincoln on Leadership – Donald T. Phillips

Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin

Quality is Free (1979)- Philip Crosby

ReLaunch: How to Stage an Organizational Comeback – Dr. Mark Rutland

David the Great: Deconstructing the Man After God’s Own Heart – Dr. Mark Rutland

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