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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

20%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 3 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Catalan, German, English, Spanish, Japanese...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Capstone

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 4 readings
4 readings
Steps to Complete This Module10m
Meet Your Professors10m
Capstone Grading & Logistics10m
Module 1 Case Study10m
Week
2

Week 2

25 minutes to complete

Shaping a Culture that Supports Growth and Innovation

25 minutes to complete
2 readings
2 readings
Steps to Complete this Module10m
Video and Supplementary Reference Materials10m
Week
3

Week 3

25 minutes to complete

Discovering Opportunities

25 minutes to complete
2 readings
2 readings
Steps to Complete this Module10m
Video and Supplementary Reference Materials10m
Week
4

Week 4

25 minutes to complete

Defining and Taking Advantage of Opportunities

25 minutes to complete
2 readings
2 readings
Steps to Complete this Module10m
Video and Supplementary Reference Materials10m

About the Organizational Leadership Specialization

Equip yourself to successfully lead organizations through clarity of purpose and effective collaboration — by building and motivating teams; designing and delivering powerful stories; developing strategies to appropriately influence; understanding underlying customer analytics and applying innovative approaches to deliver impact. How do aspiring managers succeed in an ever-changing business environment? How do they lead different groups to action? This specialization equips aspiring managers to lead change and leverage different roles and functions within for-profit institutions to create lasting value in the marketplace. Throughout the five courses, we will explore how great leaders assess themselves and lead collaborative teams that effectively manage negotiations and conflict. We will discover how leaders communicate through storytelling and employ other communication strategies to influence. Furthermore, we will learn how organizations start with the clarity of purpose that comes from an understanding of customers’ needs, including leveraging data analytics, and use that focus to drive the design of products and services to meet those needs effectively. At the end of the coursework, students will create a capstone project that allows them to apply what they have learned. Each of the individual courses can be audited for free: 1-High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation, 2-Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling, 3-Leadership Through Social Influence, 4-Leadership Through Marketing, 5-Leadership Through Design Innovation....
Organizational Leadership

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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