Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials

Technical Diploma

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
1010211500 Human Resource Management 3.00
Description and Competencies

Examines overall functions of human resource management. Teaches specific skills in forecasting, recruitment, selection, appraisal, job design, compensation and benefits management, training, labor relations, employee rights, and Equal Employment Opportunity laws.

Competencies
10102115C01 Human Resource Management A

This class reviews the strategic importance of Human Resources in organizations of all sizes. Current Human Resources trends and challenges are reviewed.

0.25
10102115C02 Human Resource Management B

This class will cover how to determine the type and number of employees needed to achieve company objectives, and how to develop job descriptions and competitive salary packages for those positions. Students will learn how to put together an effective recruiting plan, how to interview and select the best employees.

1.50
10102115C03 Human Resource Management C

Hiring employees is the first step for effective organizations, however training and developing the employees is key to keeping them. This class will cover how to identify training needs and find the right type of training. It will also cover performance management and coaching.

0.25
10102115C04 Human Resource Management D

Execute an effective performance management plan including current feedback.

0.50
10102115C05 Human Resource Management E

This class will cover aspects of employment law and how to ensure that Human Resources programs, practices and policies align with laws and regulations.

0.50
1010214500 Business Finance and Budgeting

Introductory course in business finance with emphasis on improving business financial performance. Learners will apply the skills necessary to achieve an understanding of the fiscal/monetary aspects of business. Special attention is given to ratio and financial statement analysis, cash budgeting, working capital management, capital budgeting, and the risk-return relationship in business.

3.00
1014516300 Entrepreneurship

Students apply the key elements of successful entrepreneurship to business scenarios. Students create a business plan for a new business.

3.00
2080123400 Report Proposal and Grant Writing

Introduction to the theory and practice of preparing and analyzing reports and proposals intended for businesses, governmental agencies, and/or private and corporate foundations. Individual assignments and group projects include text documents and oral presentations. Prerequisite(s): 1080119500 Written Communication (D- or better) or 2080121900 English Composition I (D- or better).

3.00
1010213000 Operations Management 3.00
Description and Competencies

Examine the role managers play in organizations including planning, controlling, leading and decision making. Students will learn and apply the key concepts that contribute to running an effective organization including quality improvement and project management. Students will explore the evolution and history of management and doing business in a global environment.

Competencies
10102130C01 Operations Management A

This class introduces the students to the critical roles managers play in organizations. Students will explore in a practical way, how managers plan, lead, organize and control.

0.25
10102130C02 Operations Management B

Students will explore the origins of management and review major developments in business through the centuries. Many of these historic practices are still in play today.

0.25
10102130C03 Operations Management C

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

2.00
10102130C04 Operations Management D

This class will review the characteristics, opportunities and challenges of the global business environment including how to identify and describe forces that affect global trade.

0.50
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
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


2020 Start Dates

January 8 May 8 September 2
February 3 June 1 October 5
March 2 July 6 November 2

2021 Start Dates

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

Approximate Cost

$1,920*

*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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