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The capstone project will consist of three options, and you will complete one of them as part of the course. The first option is working with senior-level executives to help them solve their most pressing leadership challenges. Two (2) senior-level executives from leading organizations will provide detailed descriptions of ongoing leadership challenges that they are currently facing within their organizations. The challenges will be real and current. You will be asked to help the executives think through how best to approach and address their respective leadership challenges. Specifically, you will be tasked with drafting a memo to one of the executives outlining your recommendations for how best to address the leadership challenge. To offer effective advice and counsel, you will need to use course concepts and frameworks to (a) diagnose the fundamental issue(s), and then (b) develop a coherent set of solutions or recommendations. The memos will be evaluated based on how effectively you apply course concepts to diagnose the problem and how well you link your proposed solutions to the diagnosis. The best submissions will be sent to the executives for their review, and each executive will offer feedback that will then be shared with the entire class to advance everyone’s learning. The second option is to identify your own leadership challenge (e.g., at work, at school, in your local community). You should be directly involved in the challenge, and the challenge must align with at least one topic from the specialization. You will develop a presentation where you use course concepts and frameworks to (a) diagnose the core leadership challenge and barriers to effective performance, and then (b) develop a coherent set of solutions or recommendations for your own leadership challenge. The third option asks you to interview an executive of your choosing. In this interview, you will ask questions about the challenges faced by that executive with respect to leading people and teams, as well as the practices used by the executive to address his or her challenges. In your written submission, you will use course concepts to organize the major leadership challenges faced by the executive, highlight the strategies and practices used by the executive to address the core leadership challenges, and then to evaluate the effectiveness of the executive’s practices related to leading people and teams. You can expect to receive staff feedback on your assignment 4 to 8 months after you submit your assignment....
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100% online courses

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Approx. 3 hours to complete

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

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Welcome to the Capstone

Congratulations on completing the first four courses in the Leading People and Teams specialization. As the final step in the specialization, you will complete a capstone project. You have three options from which to choose for your capstone project, and you are expected to choose one of these three options to complete the specialization. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 8 min), 3 readings
Reading3 readings
Brief Overview of Each Capstone Project3m
Capstone Incentives2m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Clock
1 hour to complete

Milestone 1

Choose one of these three options to complete the specialization....
Reading
3 videos (Total 17 min), 7 readings
Video3 videos
Capstone Project: Option 25m
Capstone Project: Option 35m
Reading7 readings
Amazon Case: Fostering a Culture of Experimentation and Radical Innovation7m
General Expectations and Deliverable6m
Peter Faricy, VP Amazon Marketplace5m
The Leadership Challenge: Diagnosing and Addressing Your Personal Leadership Challenge4m
General Expectations and Deliverable5m
The Leadership Interview: Learning from the Experience of Others5m
Developing the Interview Protocol5m
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19 minutes to complete

Milestone 2

Continue working on your selected option....
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3 readings
Reading3 readings
Diagnosing the Leadership Challenge5m
Identifying and Diagnosing Your Leadership Challenge5m
Conducting the Interview9m
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16 minutes to complete

Milestone 3

Continue working on your selected option....
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3 readings
Reading3 readings
Developing and Communicating Your Recommendations6m
Developing and Communicating Your Recommendations6m
Analyzing Your Interview Findings4m
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3 hours to complete

Completing the Capstone

Finalize and submit your response....
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1 video (Total 1 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Reading5 readings
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Option 1 Submission Template5m
Option 2 Submission Template10m
Option 3 Submission Template10m
Post-course Survey10m
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Top Reviews

By AAJul 21st 2017

I have really enjoy this spealizaton. There has been rewarding journey in equipping my self with the tremendous knowledge from great coaches such as Dr.Scott DeRue and Dr.Maxim Sytch

By ACFeb 5th 2017

Great way to close out this specialization, combining the different modules into one.\n\nThis has helped me a lot as a first time manager.\n\nThanks.

Instructors

Scott DeRue, Ph.D.

Edward J. Frey Dean at the Ross School of Business
Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business

Maxim Sytch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

About the Leading People and Teams Specialization

In this specialization, you will learn essential leadership skills, including how to inspire and motivate individuals, manage talent, influence without authority, and lead teams. In this specialization, you will not only learn from Michigan faculty. You will also learn directly from exceptional leaders including Jeff Brodsky, Global Head of HR for Morgan Stanley, and John Beilein, Head Coach of the University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Team. We will share with you our research on how to lead people and teams effectively, and work with you to apply these insights to your own teams and leadership. In every course, you will have an opportunity to apply new leadership skills by working through a series of practical leadership assignments. In addition, the capstone will enable you to work on live leadership challenges faced by senior leaders from premier Fortune 500 firms and receive their feedback on your ideas and solutions. Top students completing the Specialization will be eligible to receive one or more of the following: office hours with your faculty, one credit toward Michigan Ross’ Distinguished Leader certificate, a waived application fee to Michigan Ross graduate programs, or a LinkedIn recommendation/endorsement by Ross faculty....
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • 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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