About this Specialization

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Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
24%
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Arabic...

What you will learn

  • Create and communicate your vision as a leader

  • Manage talent to improve employee performance, development and retention

  • Use the Michigan Model of Leadership to define organizational goals

  • Create a high-quality team charter that enhances team performance

Skills you will gain

Vision AlignmentTalent ManagementGoals and RewardsMotivate EmployeesLeadership
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
24%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Arabic...

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Inspiring and Motivating Individuals

4.8
stars
2,602 ratings
535 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Managing Talent

4.5
stars
1,269 ratings
183 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Influencing People

4.7
stars
2,405 ratings
470 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Leading Teams

4.8
stars
1,086 ratings
191 reviews

Offered by

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University of Michigan

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 6 months.

  • 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.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • 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.

  • You will be able to manage talent to improve employee performance, development and retention; influence people to change behavior and embrace change; and build and structure teams to improve both execution and innovation.

  • No background knowledge is required. This Specialization is designed for anyone interested in improving their management skills.

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