UC DAVIS GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Become a better leader. Implement the Situational Leadership Model.

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO:

  • Learn from UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Kimberly Elsbach, an award-winning expert in organizational behavior and leadership
  • Receive guidance from a leadership expert, as you prepare to move into a future leadership position
  • Enhance your leadership skills and learn to delegate responsibility to people who will lead teams within your organization
  • Try out different leadership approaches within a safe environment so you can see the effect your leadership could have on a team

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS ARE IN DEMAND

Leadership skills are a vital part of an organization’s success. With U.S. companies spending approximately $166 billion annually on leadership development, it’s a top priority for talent development departments.

In California there were over 162,000 job posts that listed leadership skills as a key requirement for prospective employees between July 2018 and June 2019. That’s a 65 percent increase in demand year-on-year, according to Burning Glass data retrieved on 10 October 2019. Additionally, leadership qualities are in high demand and well compensated. Top industries requesting leadership skills include professional services, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and finance.

 

GET RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR SKILLS

This course has been chosen by CIO as one of 15 courses in the U.S. designed to boost your leadership skills.

COURSE OUTLINE

Over the duration of this online course, you’ll work your way through the following modules:

MODULE 1: SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP: AN ORGANIZING FRAMEWORK
Explore the Situational Leadership Model and meet the fictional team that you will be engaging with throughout the course. MODULE 2: LEADERSHIP AND PERSONALITY
Explore personality traits and figure out how to how to choose the right leader for the right situation. MODULE 3: LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION
Use your personal values to communicate your trustworthiness as a leader to your team. MODULE 4: UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP AS A RELATIONSHIP WITH FOLLOWERS
Create and lead teams more effectively by taking each individual's personality and strengths into account.

MODULE 5: LEADING TEAMS
Learn how to design team purpose, effectively fill team roles, and promote team psychological safety. MODULE 6: LEADING IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Compare different crisis situations and determine how best to lead a team through such situations.
MODULE 7: LEADING CHANGE
Explore how to lead effective and transformational change in an organisation. MODULE 8: CREATING A SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP DECISION-AID
Learn how to apply your theoretical understanding and insights to create a situational leadership decision-aid.

YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

Personalized situational leadership decision-aid that you can use throughout your career to improve and guide your leadership approaches.

2

Practical skills required to adapt your behavior to achieve the goals of an organization.

3

Ability to apply personality theory to different leadership scenarios, and the management abilities required to navigate organizational challenges and promote team purpose.

4

Certificate of successful completion from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, one of the top business schools in the U.S. and globally, further validating your leadership skills and knowledge.

COURSE CONVENER

Kimberly Elsbach

Professor of Management, UC Davis

Kimberly Elsbach is a celebrated professor of Management at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management. An internationally recognized expert in organizational behavior, Elsbach’s research focuses on the perception and management of individual and organizational images, identities, and reputations. She was named the first recipient of the prestigious Stephan G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership at UC Davis in 2010. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UC Davis online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider, GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who have already benefited from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalized, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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