About this Course

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Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Vietnamese, Afrikaans, English, Spanish

What you will learn

  • Explain the difference between managers and leaders

  • Describe the five functions of management

  • Use the SMART goal-setting technique

  • Understand the power of building a network

Skills you will gain

Management TheoryManagement StylesLeadershipManagement

Learner Career Outcomes

61%

started a new career after completing these courses

37%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Course 7 of 10 in the

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Vietnamese, Afrikaans, English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Managers vs Leaders

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 88 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
1.2 The Manager's Role12m
1.3 Organizational Behavior10m
1.4 Lean10m
1.5 The Nine Wastes8m
1.6 Change and Transition10m
1.7 Behavior Change9m
1.8 Facilitating Change11m
1.9 Common Reactions to Change7m
5 readings
About this Course10m
Please Take this Survey10m
Lecture Slides10m
Leadership Tool Box10m
Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Review34m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Skills for Today's Manager

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
2.2 Management Functions 7m
2.3 The Fundamental Business Model18m
2 readings
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Review10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Planning

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
3.2 Goal Setting 6m
3.3 The Planning Process 5m
3.4 Planning Tools3m
1 reading
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Review10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Management Styles and Networking

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 38 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.2 Leadership Styles9m
4.3 Control Process13m
4.4 Networking12m
3 readings
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Course Wrap-Up10m
End of Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Review10m

About the Career Success Specialization

This series of courses will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can also be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses to your individual and organizational needs....
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