Succeeding in today’s competitive workplace requires innovation, determination, and vision, but just as importantly, leaders who can harness these energies through teamwork into quantifiable results. Whether in the corporate, academic, public, or nonprofit sector, leadership skills and training are in more demand than ever, and the Certificate in Leadership and Team Development provides a timely and cost-effective way to develop these vital skills.
Note: Class meetings will be held via Zoom on Thursdays, 6-7 pm. Deadline to register for this class is January 11, 2021.
Positive Leadership: Positive Leadership is about building a culture of commitment to increase thriving at work and positive change for everyone in the organization using evidence-based tools to amplify what is working well in an organization.This course will teach you the foundational principles of Positive Leadership and how to create a business culture that maximizes employee potential.
Strategic Planning: Learning the intricacies of what Strategic Planning is, how and why it is done, and getting your “hands dirty” creating your own strategic plan will give you the experience you need to move the dial in your organization. This course will teach you the basics you need to know to create a clear and actionable strategic plan that can be used to guide your organization into the future and keep stakeholders accountable.
Building Effective Teams: Organizing, supervising, and coaching high performing teams is an essential skill for successful leaders. This course will teach you the nuts and bolts of team development including hiring, onboarding, communicating, creating rapport, and building team culture. There will be a strong focus on leading remote teams.
Resolving Conflicts: Resolving conflict is a critical competency for every leader, regardless of the size or nature of the organization. This course will teach you how to effectively identify, respond to, and resolve conflict in your organization.
This certificate program requires the purchase of a Harvard Business Review subscription. The textbook for this course is It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by D. Michael Abrashoff, available in hardback, paperback, ebook (Kindle and iBook), and audiobook (Audible) formats. Other required and optional readings are provided in each weekly module as links or downloadable PDFs.
Note: Do not purchase required materials for the purposes of this class until the official start date on January 25, 2021.