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
- 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
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
Get a Certificate
This course is a part of the MBA Foundations Certificate. Participants who complete the certificate will receive a $1,500 scholarship applicable towards the tuition of any of the four MBA programs at the University of Utah.* Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to meet with one of our directors to discuss career goals.
*To qualify for the scholarship, participants must apply for the MBA program and be admitted. The scholarship is eligible for up to 18 months after completing the MBA Foundations certificate.
Proof of accomplishment
In addition to developing knowledge and skills, you will receive SHRM credits as proof of your accomplishment.
Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 5.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit SHRMCertification.org.
Glen Kreiner, Ph.D.
Professor Glen Kreiner is the L.S. Skaggs Presidential Chair of Business Ethics and the Management Department Chair at the University of Utah. He received his Master’s in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Arizona State University. He has taught a wide range of audiences, from undergraduates to doctoral students, and from MBAs to executive education. He has taught in-person and online courses and workshops on an extensive variety of topics, including workplace mindfulness, leadership skills, authenticity, identity-based leadership, work-life balance, and teamwork. Professor Kreiner has won multiple awards for his research, which has been published in the leading management journals. His research focuses on topics such as identity, mindfulness, work-life balance, and ethics. He is currently conducting multiple research projects regarding workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (such as autism and Down syndrome), and seeks to make workplaces better for this population. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, gardening, and theatre, especially when he can do those things with his wife and three children.
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