Conscious Leadership and Team Management

Conscious Leadership and Team Management

Curriculum Details for the Conscious Leadership and Team Management Certificate

The fully online Conscious Leadership and Team Management certificate curriculum is grounded in evidence-based leadership theory and management principles.

Conscious Leadership and Team Management certificate curriculum map

Conscious Leadership courses are six weeks in length, organized in six weekly modules, allowing for self-paced learning. Each module offers lectures and video segments, readings, individual and team activities, discussion forums as well as group coaching forums. Each module is concluded with a one-hour synchronous session that is instructor led. There will be pre- and post-session assignments.

  • 6 weeks course length
  • Online classes meet once a week for 6 weeks
  • Weekly live class sessions, offered weekday evenings
  • Between the weekly synchronous sessions, participants complete required readings, assignments, and self-study activities
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Learning Outcomes for Conscious Leadership and Team Management

Samantha Coleman, UChicago Conscious Leadership and Team Management certificate

Conscious Leadership and Team Management students will learn specific practices and tools to improve upon their leadership style, enhance their emotional intelligence, and increase their psychological capital. Doing so will help them to demonstrate why they can be trusted, manage people’s threat perceptions, and shape the culture and norms of their groups/teams. These skills will also aid them in developing incentives that will boost motivation, engagement, and performance while promoting an environment of consistent learning and mastery. 

The goal of this certificate is to successfully develop and inspire conscious change agents who will make meaningful impact on individuals, teams, and entire companies as organizational leaders. After completing this certificate, students will have mastered the following competencies:

  • Appraise one’s own personal character, values, and leadership style
  • Explain how self-management precedes effective leadership
  • Differentiate between leadership and management skills while devising strategies on how to apply them to overcome complex problems and challenges
  • Demonstrate an understanding of individual emotional intelligence and describe how they will apply the concept to foster personal mastery and learning organizations
  • Recognize the role of psychological capital in leadership development as well as its impact on responses to organizational change
  • Describe the characteristics of effective, high-performing teams
  • Identify the stages of team development and issues that can dismantle team performance
  • Understand the importance of the leader’s role in facilitating the team development process
  • Increased ability to assess and leverage the skills and dispositions of others to reduce conflict and build high-performing teams
  • Evaluate how to balance individual, team, and organizational interests so that shared goals are met
  • Employ honest and accurate feedback to improve individual and team performance