About this Specialization

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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Catalan, German, Japanese...

Skills you will gain

Design LeadershipNegotiationLeadershipMarketing

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Catalan, German, Japanese...

How the Specialization Works

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how it works

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation

4.8
stars
1,297 ratings
366 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling

4.5
stars
633 ratings
149 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Leadership Through Social Influence

4.6
stars
600 ratings
131 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Leadership Through Marketing

4.6
stars
323 ratings
63 reviews

Instructors

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Tom Collinger 

Executive Director Spiegel Research Center
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
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Hud Englehart 

Faculty
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
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Sanjay Khosla 

Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
Kellogg School of Management
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Daniel J. O’Keefe 

Owen L. Coon Professor
Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication
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Ernest Duplessis 

Faculty
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
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Leigh Thompson 

J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations
Kellogg School of Management
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Florian Zettelmeyer 

Nancy L. Ertle Professor of Marketing, Director, Program on Data Analytics at Kellogg
Kellogg School of Management
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Greg Holderfield 

Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Clinical Associate Professor of Design, Director of the Segal Design Institute, Co-Director of the MMM Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute)
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Elizabeth Gerber 

Associate Professor, Co-director of the Research Cluster at the Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute), School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management (by courtesy), School of Education and Social Policy (by courtesy)
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Pam Daniels 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Design Innovator in Residence
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Segal Design Institute)
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Ed Colgate 

Allen and Johnnie Breed University Design Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Engineering Design and Innovation Masters Program at the Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Candy Lee 

Professor
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
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Greg Carpenter 

James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy, Director of the Center for Market Leadership, Faculty Director, Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI)
Kellogg School of Management
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Barbara O'Keefe 

Dean of the School of Communication; Professor of Communication Studies; Annenberg University Professor
School of Communication

About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

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  • 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.

  • This course is best suited for aspiring leaders who are already leading, to a certain degree, within their organizations but not necessarily large teams.

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

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  • (A) Optimally design a team for success (B) Negotiate in a collaborative fashion in large and small business situation (C) Utilize primary action strategies to achieve personal branding (D) Develop strategies for initial crisis response (E) Analyze techniques for communication to different constituencies (F) Formulate strategies for storytelling for innovation (G) Develop strategies to influence others (H) Create a market focused strategy (I) Use analytics to improve marketing efforts (J) Utilize design methods to identify opportunities and develop a range of solutions (K) Bring human-centered design approaches inside the organization to build a culture of innovation

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