A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
How does it work? Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Lesson 01 - Leadership Qualities and Models
Do you think you know what leadership is? In your first lesson, you will see how many ways there are to answer that question. And you will start to get a sense of what leaders really do.
Lesson 02 - Leadership Responsibilities
This lesson introduces the responsibilities that leaders hold to organizations and to other individuals. And you will begin to look at some of the leadership tools used in this course—readings, ideas from great leaders, and your journal—to get you thinking about what you can do to behave like a leader.
Lesson 03 - Value-Centered Leadership
This lesson looks at two important aspects of leadership: its relationship with principles and its relationship with emotional intelligence. If you have ever known someone whose behavior seemed out of touch, you will find out why in this lesson.
Lesson 04 - Leadership Self-Assessment
Leaders know themselves well. This lesson introduces methods you can use to get to know yourself better. This study will be particularly fun and will have an impact on your behavior in all aspects of your life.
Lesson 05 - Leadership Skills: Team Building
You probably already know that successful leaders are team builders, but do you know what types of teams are possible or how to build them? This lesson will focus on team types. Every person has been on some kind of a team, so this lesson has guidance and insights for everyone.
Lesson 06 - Leadership Skills: Communication
Leaders are often differentiated from others by the power of their communication skills. This lesson will guide you through some simple but insightful methods you can use to improve your communication skills.
Lesson 07 - Leadership Skills: Coaching or Mentoring
This lesson explores the types of behavior that successful leaders portray—leaders guide and support others by asking questions, providing advice and feedback, supporting others, and building morale.
Lesson 08 - Leadership Application (Personal): Behavioral Styles
If you're wondering how leaders can balance being themselves and being a public figure, this lesson will help. You will learn about Situational Leadership and how leaders relate to their organizations.
Lesson 09 - Leadership Application (Personal): Influence and Collaboration
Ready to learn more about your own behavior? This lesson examines how leaders make decisions and influence others without forcing them. You will learn how to answer challenging questions with some practical guidelines.
Lesson 10 - Leadership Application (Professional): Providing Strategic Vision
Everyone turns to a leader for strategic vision, but do you know how to think strategically? This is an important lesson because it takes some of the mystery out of the terms "strategy" and "vision".
Lesson 11 - Leadership Application (Professional): Creating/Changing Culture
This lesson introduces another big topic: how leaders effect change. You will learn some very specific things that leaders—and you—can do to effect change. As in all your lessons, you will read quotes from famous writers about change and leadership that will help stimulate your own ideas.
Lesson 12 - Leadership Application (Professional): Facilitating Creative Thinking
Leaders are not the only ones who have great new ideas, and so your course will end with a look at how leaders inspire creative thinking in others. It's a logical and fun way to end—pointing you in the direction of your own new ideas.