Upon completion of this course, students will know:
• What leadership is and how valuable good leadership can be
• How leadership fits into every organization
• Nine key qualities for Leadership
• Work-life balance for leaders and those they lead
• Eight step process for change
• How to guide teams and foster a positive and productive work environment
Price: $395.00

    What is leadership and why is it important? How does a leader encourage change without triggering fearful resistance? What are the key elements to leading an effective team? What is the role of charisma in leadership? How can a leader achieve work-life balance? This suite of courses addresses all of these questions and many more.

    Based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, the courses in this suite, offered by our accredited school partners, give advice on leadership that can help you stand out as a leader among your peers. Video segments introduce Dr. Mills and other leaders who discuss such issues as how leaders become leaders, leadership ethics, and the differences between leaders, managers, and administrators. Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    Certificate in Leadership Module 1 - Introduction to Leadership
    • Leadership and explain its importance
    • The better-known leadership theories (Fiedler's contingency theory; Path-goal theory; Vroom-Yetton-Jago theory)
    • Leadership versus management and administration
    • The role of leadership in setting the ethical tone for an organization
    • The principles for building an ethical culture
    • How leadership requires setting an ethical example
    • How leaders can deal with ethical lapses
    • The role of leadership during an ethical crisis
    • Ethical principles to workplace scenarios
    • The positives and negatives surrounding charismatic leadership
    • The importance of training, learning, and role-playing in leadership
    • Seven bases for leadership
    • Why formal authority alone does not guarantee leadership
    • Nine key qualities for leadership
    • Five central skills needed for effective leadership and explain ways to strengthen or develop those skills in a leader
    • The role of leadership in shaping an organization's culture

    Certificate in Leadership Module 2 - Leaders and Work-Life Balance
    • Major sources of work-life balance conflict
    • The myths about work-life balance including the "make time later," division of labor, and "quality time" myths
    • Strategies to achieve balance, including balancing by week, over a year, and via a short career
    • Ways to maintain work-life balance
    • What defines personal fulfillment
    • Significant elements that play a role in a leader's life
    • Nine ways of viewing life's choices
    • A Personal Work-Life Balance Plan

    Certificate in Leadership Module 3 - Leading Teams
    • Key characteristics and types of teams
    • Benefits and challenges of empowered teams that leaders need to be aware of
    • Differences in the primary and secondary roles filled by empowered teams and team leaders
    • Key sources of motivation for empowered teams
    • Tuckman's model of team development
    • Key qualities and skills of a team leader
    • The value of using the "checklist for team leaders"
    • Suggested approaches for managing conflict in teams
    • The different approaches needed for leading virtual teams

    Certificate in Leadership Module 4 - Leading and Managing Change
    • Organizational change and the forms it can take
    • Kotter's Eight Step Process recommended for implementing change successfully
    • Lewin's model of change and discuss its limitations
    • Factors a leader or manager can employ to promote change
    • The change initiative planning process
    • The role of a leader in communicating change
    • Methods to foster participation
    • The underpinnings of resistance to change and how to overcome it
    • Other models of change management (ADKAR, GE CAP, Cisco Change Roadmap)
    • Change management models to specific scenarios
    • Strategic change and mastering a changing environment
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.

    Product Type:
    Course Type:
    Career Training Program
    4 months
    Avg Completion:
    3 Months

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        • Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8-5pm CT

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        • Scheduling and Time Management assistance tailored just for you
        • Active reminder notifications about important deadlines in your class
        • Join giveaway raffles for achieving course milestones

      Become Job-Ready: Career Training Programs ONLY

        • Take advantage of real-world experience outside of the classroom with an employer-based externship program
        • Work with a career counselor to schedule your certification exam (if applicable)
        • Complete an employer-ready resume with a career coach
        • Participate in live mock interviews and job guidance sessions

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