Leadership today demands increasingly more sophisticated skills.  Executives today need to know traditional leadership principles and standard practices.  At the same time, our economy is moving swiftly out of the industrial age into the new economy of the Internet, knowledge and innovation.  So executive leaders today require a new perspective on the external environment, as well as new tools to lead one’s internal organizational structure and way of doing business.  
This unique certificate addresses both these sets of skills. 
Begin with information not available anywhere else about how the marketplace and business is changing.  Find out what you as an executive need to know about the external environment and how the workplace is changing rapidly internally. Take away a new perspective about how to position your organization for success, and what new leadership skills executives in the 21st century.
Then review cases of real leaders in business, education, and government who experienced initial success but ultimately failed because of their own actions. Find out the leading fatal leadership errors, and acquire practical recommendations to help you minimize these errors and help you perform your leadership role to an optimal level of efficiency.
Finally, you will get information about leadership styles, traits, and values. Find out how leaders behave and speak differently from others in the organization in order to be effective and supportive. Discover why empowering leaders are more successful than others.
After successfully completing the Executive Leadership Certificate, you will have new information about leadership today, a new perspective on the external environment and workplace, and an understanding of the leadership skills needed to position your organization, and your career as a leader, for success.
 
 
 
Individual Courses
 
Executive Leadership in the 21st Century
Discover information not available anywhere else about how the marketplace and business is changing. Then find out what executive leaders need to know about the new economy to position your organization for success moving forward.  The nationally acclaimed book,  Nine Shift: Work, life and education in the 21st Century, by William A. Draves and Julie Coates, is included in your course fee.
 
Fatal Leadership Errors
Discover how fatal leadership errors begin. Review cases of real leaders in business, education, and government who experienced initial success but ultimately failed because of their own actions. Find out the leading fatal leadership errors, inappropriate dispositions and attitudes, and lack of knowledge and skills. You will take away several practical recommendations to help you minimize these errors and help you perform your leadership role to an optimal level of efficiency.
 
Leadership Principles
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. 
 
Next offering(s):

How to Avoid Fatal Leadership Errors
November 6 - December 1
April 2 - 27, 2018

Leadership in the 21st Century
March 5 - 30, 2018

Leadership Principles
February 5 - March 2, 2018

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$495.00 USD

$495 USD

Ave. hours 48, 4.8 CEUs/ILUs


About Your Instructors
 

Henry J. Findlay has spent almost 30 years conducting research on leadership. He has conducted executive leadership training and done training in strategic planning, evaluation, and assessment at the local, state, national and international levels, including countries in Eastern and Central Europe and in the African countries of Tanzania and Senegal.  He currently serves on several boards including The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement; immediate past president for the HBCU Faculty Development Network, chairman of Leadership Macon County.  He also has taught leadership at the graduate level, and has a doctorate from Auburn University in adult education with an emphasis on leadership and planning.

 

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”. 


William A. Draves, CAE,  is a leading futurist whose predictions about the changing economy and society have been documented in such national media as The New York Times, Forbes, Advertising Age, Kiplinger’s, TEDxNASA, BBC Global Business, and more.  He has keynoted conferences for business, nonprofit and government executives all over Canada and the United States. The BBC calls Nine Shift “Fascinating reading.”  The famous management guru Peter Drucker called it “A most interesting book.”


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