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Leadership and Team Development

Certificate Overview

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.

Required Materials

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.

Key Concepts

Positive Leadership:

  • Culture-driving vision, mission and values statements
  • Communication tools that will help you build consensus and push agendas forward
  • Strategies to positively influence those around you without relying on “command and control” methods
  • Key personal development methods to help you grow in your resilience, emotional intelligence and executive presence

Strategic Planning:

  • Strategic Planning: What is it and why do we need one?
  • Elements of Goal Setting: How to set and achieve goals related to Strategic Planning
  • Stages of Strategic Planning: What are the stages of Strategic Planning and the How To’s of getting this done
  • Practicum: Getting started on creating a strategic plan

Building Effective Teams

  • The true definition of a team
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Team culture, virtual teams, and global teams
  • Integrating teams into the larger organization

Resolving Conflict:

  • Recognizing the cost of conflict and the effect of different conflict styles
  • Conflict resolution strategies and how and when to use them
  • Intercultural communication skills
  • Harnessing the power of positive conflict


Kimberly Hill Putman Kimberly Hill Putman
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)


“The Leadership and Team Development program would not just benefit individuals with experience in management who want to improve their leadership skills but also those beginning their careers who aspire to become future leaders. Even individuals who want to become effective leaders in their communities, promoting collaboration of others, would find this program extremely useful.”

— Angelle Carbone

Kimberly Putman is naturally compelling and intuitively sparks enthusiasm for learning. Kimberly used a variety of methods to deliver the course material which not only accommodated students’ differing learning characteristics but also kept them energized and interested.”

— Susy Carcamo-Rowe


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