Especially for Gen Y (born 1980-1999), the course serves as the first of three in a series addressing the development of Generation Y leadership. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership.  Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals.
Finally, the course offers the opportunity to perform a case study analysis of workplace conflicts that require effective leadership, allowing you to apply your unique leadership characteristics revealed through completing the class.
 
One-month, Constance Yates, instructor

$145
 
Agenda
 
Unit 1
Introduction to Leadership Principles
-What does it mean to be a good leader?
-The multiple approaches to leadership
-Models of leadership
-The critical need for Gen Y leadership 
 
Unit 2
Recognizing your leadership style
 -Leadership Traits Self Assessment
 -Leadership Style Self Assessment
 -Leadership Skills Self Assessment
 -Task and Relationship Assessment
 
Unit 3
Leadership Special Concerns
-Handling Conflict in the Workplace
-Managing Out-group Employees
-Ethical Considerations
 
Unit 4
Cases in Leadership
-Case Study 1
-Case Study 2
-Self-reflection: What type of leader am I?
 

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

DiscussionDiscussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.


It’s easy. It’s fun. 

Next offering(s):

Developing Your Leadership Skills
March 2 - 27, 2015
May 4 - 29, 2015
June 1 - 26, 2015
October 5 - 30, 2015

Developing Your Professional Career
November 3 - 28
April 6 - May 1, 2015
June 1 - 26, 2015
August 4 - 28, 2015
November 2 - 27, 2015

Leadership Principles
February 2 - 27, 2015
April 6 - May 1, 2015
September 8 - October 2, 2015

Add Certificate To Cart
$145
 
Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs
 

 
About Your Instructor
 
 
Constance Yates serves as facilitator of Business Administration for multiple colleges and universities across the United States. She received an MBA with specialization in Health Care Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion Indiana. Constance adheres to servant leadership approach to learning and ascribes to the belief that all individuals are capable of successful learning outcomes given the appropriate learning environment and support systems. Academic areas of expertise and interest include Human Resource Management, Healthcare consulting, and Six Sigma. Constance resides in the Missouri Ozarks and enjoys fishing the area’s reservoirs in search of the “Big One”. 
 
Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives
  • To address the issue of what does it take to become an effective leader.
  • To  outline the different styles of leadership.
  • To provide an understanding of the balance between task completion in the workplace and the value of building relationships with subordinates.
  • To impart knowledge about how to socially perceive changes in the workplace and appropriate leadership responses.
Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes
  • Students will gain through self-assessment exercises an awareness of their own leadership philosophy, traits, skills, and behaviors.
  • Students will gain through the analysis of real-world case studies an understanding of the fundamental ways leadership is practiced in today’s organizations. 
  • Students will gain through reflection and action activities an understanding and         appreciation for the unique dimensions of their own leadership style, their strengths  and weakness, and ways to improve what they do as leaders
  • Students will gain a conceptualization of leadership principles through reviewing the history of leadership theory and practice during the 20th century to present day. 
Completion Requirements