Designed for emerging leaders, supervisors, and managers who are seeking introductory skill development in team management and leadership growth, the fully online Conscious Leadership and Team Management certificate offers fundamental leadership competencies to build a strong foundation of professional excellence based on self-assessment and leading into team management.
This certificate employs a multipronged approach to creative leadership, the handling of complex problems, and navigating change. Extraordinary leaders are thoughtful and intentional, pulling from a myriad of solutions in their toolbox to manage their organizations and human capital. For each apparent obstacle, leaders must remain open and honest, recognizing that success and failure begins and ends with their ability to be self-aware, socially competent, and appreciative of relationships at each level of the business.
Today's dynamic and increasingly international work environment can be volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Companies are facing new leadership challenges as they navigate multiple generations of leaders, rapidly changing technologies, and a shortage of individuals who can consistently innovate and inspire others to perform. It is no longer enough to respond to these challenges with intelligence and strategy.
An effective leader must embrace change as a transformational opportunity, and react in a way that is intuitive, collaborative, and demonstrative of resilience and emotional capability. Leadership development is a very personal journey. It requires the courage to do ongoing work on “the self.” Doing so provides one with greater empathy and compassion—necessary components that are required to lead, motivate, and empower others—individually and collectively.
The Professional Development team provides various services to students including career advising, webinars, networking events, and an alumni scholarship program. Current students and alumni are encouraged to learn more about the Student Advisory Board.
“Being a leader is more than just having a vision for where you want your idea to go. It’s more than just hiring the right people. Being a leader involves inspiring those people and getting them on board with your vision and the culture of the organization. After all, the culture of the organization, when you’re the leader, is your culture. It’s what you create.”
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