Leading is hard work, whether it is leading a team, an organization, or even yourself. This course will approach leadership by identifying practices that researchers and practitioners have shown to be the most effective. Through these processes, you will gain a broad range of skills. You will understand ways to better manage a diverse workforce, improve your team and organization’s performance, structure your teams, and resolve conflict amongst team members. We take a positive, mindful approach to leadership that helps you learn best practices you can apply at home and in the community.


  • Basic leadership principles/theories
  • Self-leadership
  • Total leadership
  • Positive leadership
  • Perception & attribution processes
  • Managing diversity
  • Cross-cultural dynamics
  • Motivation frameworks
  • Growth mindset for self & others
  • Continuous improvement processes (feedback, experimentation, learning)
  • Team design
  • Virtual teams
  • Team development over time
  • Group decision-making pitfalls
  • Conflict resolution strategies
  • Collaborative processes
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Mindfulness


This class is designed for anyone who wants to improve their professional interaction with others. This includes managers or team-leads who need to develop their soft skills and leadership skillset. It can also help individuals who want to move into a leadership position in their team or organization