How It Works
- 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.
- 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.
About 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.
How 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.
What 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.
Participate 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.
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.