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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Module 0 - Welcome

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 6 readings
1 video
6 readings
Course Icon Legend10m
Syllabus10m
Discussion Forum Guidelines10m
Required Materials10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Leadership Development Plan Assignment20m
5 hours to complete

Module 1 - Leadership Development Plan

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 33 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
10 videos
Leadership Development Planning Process1m
Leadership Competency Prioritization4m
RCEL Leadership Framework and Blooms Revisited3m
Determining Gaps for Current and Target Skill Levels3m
Taking Action to Develop Competency Skill Level3m
Preparing and Executing your Plan2m
Action Planning Toolkit - Your Annual Appraisal5m
Dave's Journal - Getting to know your followers2m
Summary2m
5 readings
Required Reading2h
Leadership Competency Prioritization Matrix10m
RCEL Competency Assessment Spreadsheet10m
Journaling Introduction10m
Journaling Topic30m
6 practice exercises
Reflective Pre-Quiz20m
Reflective Post-Quiz - Competence Prioritization10m
Leadership Competency Assessment and Selection6m
Leadership Development Action Planning6m
Journal Reflective Quiz16m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2 - Pro-active Performance Improvement and Goal Setting

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
10 videos
Defining Your Personal Greatness2m
Considerations for Goal Setting2m
Pro-actively Managing Your Performance5m
SMART Goals2m
Creating a SMART Goal - Your LDP4m
Tracking Your Goals1m
Toolkit - Goals Alignment and the Balanced Scorecard5m
Dave's Journal1m
Summary1m
2 readings
Recommended Reading20m
Journal Topic30m
6 practice exercises
Reflective Pre-Quiz4m
Considerations for Goal Setting8m
Pro-actively Managing Your Performance6m
SMART Goals6m
Journal Reflective Quiz5m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3 - Launching Creative Project Teams

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Model of Group Development8m
How to follow8m
Project Team Life Cycle5m
Team Mobilization Strategies6m
Consequences of Team Mobilization3m
High Performing Teams2m
Toolkit - Adapting Your Leadership Style6m
Dave's Journal1m
Summary2m
2 readings
Recommended Reading1h
Journal Topic20m
4 practice exercises
Stages of Team Development10m
Team Mobilization Strategies10m
Journal Reflective Quiz2m
Module 3 - Quiz20m
2 hours to complete

Leadership Development Plan Writing Assignment

2 hours to complete
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4 - Creating a Motivating Team Environment

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
10 videos
Addressing Performance Problems4m
Creating a Motivating Environment3m
Leader Involvement5m
Empowerment6m
Delegation6m
Intrinsic Motivation3m
Toolkit - Team Recognition2m
Dave's Journal3m
Summary2m
3 readings
Recommended Reading1h
Journal Topic20m
Exit Survey10m
5 practice exercises
Reflective Pre-Quiz2m
Creating a Motivating Environment8m
Reflective Quiz on Empowerment and Delegation4m
Journal Reflective Quiz2m
Module 4 Quiz20m

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About the Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization

Engineers wanting to advance their careers must be able to lead teams effectively. This Specialization is designed for professional engineers who are interested in advancing into leadership and management roles. You’ll develop awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and you’ll learn to leverage your strengths and control for your weaknesses when you’re placed in charge of a team or project. You’ll also learn to manage relationships with your team members and colleagues through proven coaching, mentoring, and conflict resolution techniques, and you’ll master goal-setting and planning methods designed to set you and your team up for success. Finally, you’ll learn how to set up a creative environment for your team, and how to motivate each team member to reach his or her potential....
Leadership Development for Engineers

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