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Subtitles: Arabic, Catalan, German, English, Japanese

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

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Catalan, German, English, Japanese

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
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Top reviews from Organizational Leadership Capstone

By CCFeb 27th 2017

This is a very informative course with great content, research and case studies! Highly recommended!

By RBMar 19th 2019

A well structured and organized course with good and up to date content, exercises and material!

Instructors

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Greg Holderfield 

Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Clinical Associate Professor of Design, Director of the Segal Design Institute, Co-Director of the MMM Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute)
11,225 Learners
2 Courses
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Ed Colgate 

Allen and Johnnie Breed University Design Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Engineering Design and Innovation Masters Program at the Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
11,225 Learners
2 Courses
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Pam Daniels 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Design Innovator in Residence
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Segal Design Institute)
11,225 Learners
2 Courses
Image of instructor, Sanjay Khosla

Sanjay Khosla 

Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
Kellogg School of Management
13,725 Learners
2 Courses
Image of instructor, Florian Zettelmeyer

Florian Zettelmeyer 

Nancy L. Ertle Professor of Marketing, Director, Program on Data Analytics at Kellogg
Kellogg School of Management
13,725 Learners
2 Courses
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Greg Carpenter 

James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy, Director of the Center for Market Leadership, Faculty Director, Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI)
Kellogg School of Management
13,725 Learners
2 Courses
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Hud Englehart 

Faculty
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
34,596 Learners
2 Courses
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Ernest Duplessis 

Faculty
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
34,596 Learners
2 Courses
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Daniel J. O’Keefe 

Owen L. Coon Professor
Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication
16,040 Learners
2 Courses
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Leigh Thompson 

J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations
Kellogg School of Management
41,273 Learners
3 Courses
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Elizabeth Gerber 

Associate Professor, Co-director of the Research Cluster at the Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute), School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management (by courtesy), School of Education and Social Policy (by courtesy)
40,110 Learners
3 Courses
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Tom Collinger 

Executive Director Spiegel Research Center
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
34,596 Learners
2 Courses
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Barbara O'Keefe 

Dean of the School of Communication; Professor of Communication Studies; Annenberg University Professor
School of Communication
599 Learners
1 Course
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Candy Lee 

Professor
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
60,958 Learners
8 Courses

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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....
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