Essentials of Leadership Manage and lead collaborative organizations.
This certificate provides a focused course of study in management, leadership, and organizational collaboration for those early in their professional career to help them grow as leaders.
- Become a transformative, innovative, and adaptive leader in any environment.
- Learn from instructors with real-world leadership experience.
- Apply credits to a Master's in Leadership or an MBA.
- No GMAT or GRE required.
What You'll Learn
Pragmatic and neuroscience-based principles of management, leadership, and organizational collaboration to help you become a successful leader.
Useful leadership skills, including critical thinking and decision-making.
Transformational practices including heightened self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and effective use of personal power.
Proven real-world methods for designing, establishing and maintaining high-performing teams.
Introduces management and leadership theory and knowledge. Develops analytical and decision-making skills, and organizational knowledge. Explores basic concepts of management and leadership and how organizational context impacts managerial and leadership actions.
This course focuses on building strong self-awareness of strengths, opportunities for development, values, and professional goals. Students develop skills in emotional intelligence, difficult conversations, and personal power.
This hands-on course develops skills needed to be a successful team member and team leader. Students learn and apply the tools and techniques necessary to design, establish, and maintain high performing teams within organizations.
Elective (one of the following):
This course teaches students to think strategically and systemically in order to design and lead complex transformational change in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity. Students are introduced to the latest thinking in neuroscience, complexity leadership, polarity management, and change leadership.
Leaders who are capable of adapting their own leadership approaches and their organization's decision-making processes to the circumstances of the business environment will be more effective at leading their organizations in environments that are increasingly unpredictable, complex and even disruptive or chaotic. This course uses applied exercises, case studies and simulations to introduce and practice a variety of business decision-making methods and tools in the context of an organization's changing environment, particularly where cause-and-effect relationships are not simple and linear. Students will consider and be able to operate in two to three modes that assist in adaptive decision making.
Step up to a Master's Degree
1 - COURSE
Start by taking a course or two.
2 - CERTIFICATE
Add a few more courses to earn a certificate.
3 - DEGREE
Apply your certificate directly toward a master's degree.
What Students Say
My GGU professors brought firsthand experiences directly to the classroom.
GGU provided a framework for tackling problems strategically and methodologically.
As a result of my GGU education, my confidence has risen to a new level.