Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials

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This program helps the student enhance their leadership influence through coaching and motivating team members, establishing effective communication throughout the organization and managing through change. Ideal for future leaders, or current leaders who wish to have stronger impact.

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1010210600 Business Orientation 1.00
Description and Competencies

Introduces students to the topics of business and allows them to experience the expectations and rigor of the program. Students also participate in self-assessments to provide feedback and self-awareness of the relationship between interest and aptitude for the program.

Competencies
10102106C01 Business Orientation

Business Orientation Introduces students to the topics of business and allows them to experience the expectations and rigor of the program. Students also participate in self-assessments to provide feedback and self-awareness of the relationship between interest and aptitude for the program.

1.00
1010210800 Operations Management Evolution of Management 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class introduces the students to the critical roles managers play in organizations. Students will explore how managers plan, lead, organize and control. Students will explore the origins of management and review major developments in business through the centuries.

Competencies
1010214000 Fundamentals of Tribal Management

Covers leadership, motivation, organizational dynamics, personnel, and budgeting within a Native American community and sovereign government context. Includes federal Indian law and policy, community and economic development, and culturally specific management practices.

3.00
1010210900 Operations Management Running Effective Operations 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class introduces the students to the critical roles managers play in organizations. Students will explore how managers plan, lead, organize and control. Students will explore the origins of management and review major developments in business through the centuries.

Competencies
1010214000 Fundamentals of Tribal Management

Covers leadership, motivation, organizational dynamics, personnel, and budgeting within a Native American community and sovereign government context. Includes federal Indian law and policy, community and economic development, and culturally specific management practices.

3.00
1010211100 Operations Management Global Business 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class will cover managing processes within organizations including supply chain management and quality assurance. Managing discrete projects is also covered.

Competencies
1010214000 Fundamentals of Tribal Management

Covers leadership, motivation, organizational dynamics, personnel, and budgeting within a Native American community and sovereign government context. Includes federal Indian law and policy, community and economic development, and culturally specific management practices.

3.00
1010211300 Human Resources Roles and Laws 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class reviews the role and importance of Human Resources in organizations. Students will learn about major employment laws and how to ensure that company programs, practices and policies align with those laws.

1010211600 Human Resources Recruitment 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class will cover how to develop job descriptions and competitive salary packages for open positions. Students will create effective recruiting and interview plans so the best candidates will be selected.

1010211800 Human Resources Employee Evaluation 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class covers how to onboard new employees and provide informal and formal feedback. Students will also learn how to mentor and coach employees.

1019613000 Leadership I 3.00
Description and Competencies

Leadership I introduces students to the difference between managers and leaders and discusses leadership best practices. Students will conduct a self-assessment of their leadership style so they may leverage strengths and put together a plan to address opportunities. Students discover the basic tenets of an effective workplace and a leader’s role in implementing them.

Competencies
10196130C01 Leadership 1 A

Students will learn definition of leadership and explore leadership theories and how to differentiate between a manager and a leader. How to make a successful transition to leadership from staff positions is covered.

1.00
10196130C02 Leadership 1 B

Through self-assessment and reflection, students will assess their leadership skills, level of emotional intelligence and communication preferences. Students will create action plans to leverage and strengthen these skills.

1.00
10196130C03 Leadership 1 C

A leader’s role is to create the optimal workplace. This class will cover what components are key to a great workplace and learn how to improve corporate culture.

1.00
1080119600 Oral Interpersonal Communication 3.00
Description and Competencies

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects.

Competencies
10801196C00 Oral Interpersonal Communication

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects.

3.00
2081020100 Fundamentals of Speech

Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self-development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery, and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self-confidence, proficiency, and poise.

3.00

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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100% OnLine

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Multiple Start Dates

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Optional Lab Support

2021 Start Dates

January 6 May 7 September 1
February 1 June 7 October 4
March 1 July 5 November 1


2022 Start Dates

January 5 March 1 June 6
February 7 May 2 July 11

 

Approximate Cost

$1,962*

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

 

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This program has a zero cost for textbooks. If you continue your education beyond this program to complete a full associate's degree, there may be additional costs for books.

What You'll Learn

  • Plan and organize work activities
  • Lead teams
  • Communicate within the organization
  • Oversee daily business operations

Your Potential Careers

  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Business Owner

Median Annual Salary

$36,137 $42,458 $41,341
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