This class is designed for professionals who have been or will soon be promoted into positions involving supervisory or leadership responsibilities for the first time. It would also be appropriate for leaders with 2-4 years of experience who have not had any formal introduction to course topics.
Based on the PLOC (planning, leading, organizing & controlling) model of management, this course provides rising professionals the essential knowledge and skills they will need as they advance in their careers.
Upon completing this course, participants will have acquired essential knowledge of the following topics as they start the next chapter of their careers:
- Approaches to developing a leadership style
- Bases for managing teams including developments in virtual teams
- Essentials of coaching and talent development
- Tactics for managing decisions and problems including design thinking
- Foundational elements of strategic thinking and implementation
In industry we often find that outstanding individual contributors move up the ranks with the assumption that their previous performance in a functional role will quickly translate into new management responsibilities. However, at times these same high potential individuals find that they need additional knowledge and skills to thrive in their new roles. This course is designed to address common gaps in knowledge, skills, and abilities as people take on leadership roles and become more accountable for others’ outcomes and organizational goals.