Leading People and Teams Specialization

Starts Oct 23

Leading People and Teams Specialization

Leading Effectively

Learn proven management techniques in just four courses.

About This 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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courses
5 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Inspiring and Motivating Individuals

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified)

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn how to create a shared vision for your team and effectively communicate it to your teammates. You will also learn how to set effective goals and expectations in a way that best enables your team to attain the shared
  2. COURSE 2

    Managing Talent

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn best practices for selecting, recruiting, and onboarding talent. You will also learn about the key approaches to measuring performance and evaluating your employees. In addition, you will learn how to develop and co
  3. COURSE 3

    Influencing People

    Current session: Oct 16
    Subtitles
    English, Vietnamese

    About the Course

    This course will improve your ability to influence people in situations where you cannot use formal authority. You will learn about effective ways to build, develop, and sustain a power base in your organization. You will also learn influence tact
  4. COURSE 4

    Leading Teams

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Vietnamese

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn how to build your team, improve teamwork and collaboration, and sustain team performance through continuous learning and improvement. Specifically, you will learn best practices for composing a
  5. COURSE 5

    Leading People and Teams Capstone

    Upcoming session: Dec 11
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    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 ex

Creators

  • University of Michigan

    Michigan’s academic vigor offers excellence across disciplines and around the globe. The University is recognized as a leader in higher education due to the outstanding quality of its 19 schools and colleges, internationally recognized faculty, and departments with 250 degree programs.

    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.

  • Scott DeRue, Ph.D.

    Scott DeRue, Ph.D.

    Edward J. Frey Dean at the Ross School of Business
  • Maxim Sytch, Ph.D.

    Maxim Sytch, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Management and Organizations Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
  • Cheri Alexander

    Cheri Alexander

    Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director Corporate Learning

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