About this Course
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Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

CoachingTeam BuildingManagementTeam ManagementLeadership
Learners taking this Course are
  • HR Specialists
  • Project Managers
  • Sales Associates
  • Software Engineers
  • Engineers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 5 hours to complete

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


Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

23 minutes to complete

Welcome to the Capstone

1 video (Total 8 min), 3 readings
3 readings
Brief Overview of Each Capstone Project3m
Capstone Incentives2m
Help us learn more about you!10m
1 hour to complete

Milestone 1

3 videos (Total 17 min), 7 readings
3 videos
Capstone Project: Option 25m
Capstone Project: Option 35m
7 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
19 minutes to complete

Milestone 2

3 readings
3 readings
Diagnosing the Leadership Challenge5m
Identifying and Diagnosing Your Leadership Challenge5m
Conducting the Interview9m
16 minutes to complete

Milestone 3

3 readings
3 readings
Developing and Communicating Your Recommendations6m
Developing and Communicating Your Recommendations6m
Analyzing Your Interview Findings4m
21 minutes to complete

Completing the Capstone

1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Post-course Survey10m
6 hours to complete

Completing the Capstone: Lesson Choices

3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 readings
Option 1 Submission Template5m
Option 2 Submission Template10m
Option 3 Submission Template10m
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Top reviews from Leading People and Teams Capstone

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 DGFeb 5th 2019

I considered all that i learned from this MOOC from the University of Michigan time well spent! Enlightening, educational, complete and meticulous! - deokumar gandharry



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....
Leading People and Teams

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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