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 Programs Orientation 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class helps new Nicolet students make a successful transition to the College. Orientation is a chance for students to learn College resources, practice pacing and time management, grit and the learning management system. Students also receive an introduction and have opportunities to practice professional business communication.

1010210800 Operations Management Role and History 1.00
Description and Competencies

Students will discover the critical roles managers play in organizations and explore how managers plan, lead, organize and control. This class will also explore the origins of management and review major developments in business through the centuries and how they are still relevant today.

1010210900 Operations Management Business Operations 1.00
Description and Competencies

This course introduces how to manage processes within organizations including supply chain management and quality assurance. Students will also learn how to manage discrete projects and the basic tenets of project management.

1010211100 Operations Management Global Business 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class reviews the characteristics, opportunities and challenges of the global business environment including how to identify and describe forces that affect global trade. Students will select a country outside the United States and research the viability of conducting business in that country.

1010211300 Human Resources Roles and Laws 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class reviews the role and importance of Human Resources in organizations. Current challenges Human Resources contends with are covered. 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 programs so the best candidates will be selected.

1010211800 Human Resources Employee Evaluation 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class covers onboarding new employees and providing informal and formal feedback. Students will also learn how to mentor and coach employees. Students create onboarding and performance evaluation plans.

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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Multiple Start Dates

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Optional Lab Support

2022 Start Dates

January 5 May 2 September 6
February 7 June 6 October 3
March 1 July 11 November 7

2023 Start Dates

January 9 May 8
February 6 June 5
March 6 July 3


Approximate Cost


*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
Local State National

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