About this Specialization

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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.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Self Awareness and the Effective Leader

4.7
stars
309 ratings
65 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Relationship Management

4.7
stars
163 ratings
45 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Personal Leadership Development Planning and Leading High Performing Teams

4.6
stars
101 ratings
33 reviews

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  • 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.

  • 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. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • There are 3 courses in this Specialization. Based on a weekly commitment of 3-5 hours, you should be able to and aim to complete one module per week. Self Awareness should take 5 weeks and Managing Relationships and Action Planning should each take 4 weeks.

  • No specific background is required—this Specialization is ideal for professional engineers who are interested in advancing into leadership and management roles.

  • We highly recommend that you take the courses in the following order: Self Awareness, Managing Relationships, Action Planning.

  • In this Specialization, you will develop awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and you will learn to leverage your strengths and control for your weaknesses when you are placed in charge of a team or project. You will learn how to set up a creative environment for your team, and how to motivate each team member to reach his or her potential.

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