This Specialization will help you switch from a top-down leadership, with the emphasis on authority, to an open leadership based on trust and sense.
This new approach of leadership, taught to HEC MBA’s student and top executives, encourages relationships between people in spite of their differences of opinion and enables better team leadership.
The Savoir-Relier protocol is based on more than 25 years of research and practice. It has been implemented with positive impact on individual and teams in companies like Apple, L'Oréal, LVMH, Sanofi or Pernod Ricard for example.
Just as them, as an executive, manager or individual, you will practice the Savoir-Relier method and discover that when done with courage, empathy, humility and resilience, it stimulates creative initiatives, and creates meaning to foster action and results. It will help you to overcome difficult situations with resilience and navigate complex systems.
You will explore your own leadership style through conversations with your peers, and acquire the necessary self-confidence to make good decisions based on the opinions and ideas of others, even if they are contradictory
You will also hear perspectives on leadership from outstanding leaders such as an Olympic athlete, business executives, and other distinguished guest speakers.
In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the skills you have grown and the models you have learned to address and overcome a personal leadership challenge.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
HEC Paris, founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of France’s oldest elite higher education Grandes Ecoles. Throughout its 130-year history, HEC Paris has consistently attracted individuals highly capable and talented, innovative and entrepreneurial, ambitious and open-minded, capable of becoming architects of a responsible world. What makes HEC unique is its conviction shared by the HEC community: knowledge determines the freedom and entrepreneurship required for a better world.
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
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. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How often is each course in the Specialization offered?
Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No background knowledge is required. This Specialization is designed for anyone interested in becoming a better manager, team member, parent, or friend.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Inspirational Leadership Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Inspirational Leadership Specialization?
You will be a more effective, inspirational, and relationship-oriented leader in any personal or professional context. Specifically, you will be equipped and empowered to engage a team around a shared goal, to inspire trust and confidence, and to help those around you overcome disruption and crises.
Are there any complimentary resources I can consult to get started?
You may wish to explore the book Leading with Sense by Valérie Gauthier, the lead instructor for this Specialization.
How long does it take to complete the Inspirational Leadership Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 4 months.
What the learners say about their experience? (Part 1)
"By learning your Savoir-Relier protocol, I slowly absorb and learn the ways to adapt and improve myself effectively. I even use it at work and at home whenever I've got a chance! It helps me a lot to shape myself, my thoughts and my goals!" (woman from Thailand)
What the learners say about their experience? (Part 2)
"I was really impressed about the course right from the content through the methodology. I have attended lots of leadership trainings. I must confess that this is topnotch. My sincere appreciation. Look forward to the remaining part of the specialization." (man from Nigeria)
What the learners say about their experience? (Part 3)
"I took this course to know do I possess the qualities of leader or not but what this course provides is something more than what expected. I want to thank you for all your efforts for bringing this fantastic course to us, this thanks is from the community of all learners." (man from India)
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