This online course teaches essential leadership skills to help learners stand out
as leaders among their peers. The coursework discusses the theories of leadership
and offers real-world practical explanations and definitions. Throughout five segments,
learners will explore questions such as: What is leadership, and why is it important?
How does a leader encourage change without triggering fearful resistance? What are
the key elements to leading an effective team? What is the role of charisma in leadership?
How can a leader achieve work-life balance? The self-paced course offers an assortment
of interactive exercises, videos, case studies, and self-assessments that engage students
and provide opportunities to practice leadership skills.
Topics covered in the course:
- Introduction to Leadership
- Body Language for Leaders
- Leading Teams
- Leading and Managing Change
- Leaders and Work-Life Balance
This course has been evaluated by The American Council on Education's College Credit
Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) with a recommendation of 3 credits, lower division,
Successful completion for the ACE CREDIT® designation is based on student performance
on a final cumulative exam. The final exam is composed of 40 multiple-choice questions.
Students will have 1.5 hours to complete the exam. The exam is proctored. For more
information, please see the syllabus.
If students do not earn a passing score of 70% on their first attempt, they will have
the opportunity to take the exam 1 additional time (2 total attempts). Students must
wait 24 hours between exam retakes. A passing score of 70% of above is required to
request college credit for this certificate.