Leadership 101

Best Practices in Leading Effective Teams and Organizations

Leaders are not born; they are made. In fact, research suggests that 70% of what it takes to be an effective leader comes through teachings on principles of leadership effectiveness, exposure to case studies of effective leadership in action, being coached on how to identify and build upon gaps in their leadership proficiency, and learning how to relate to the people they lead. 

This program provides the learner with exposure to each of these leadership development factors and more. By the end of the program, leaders will not only understand leadership theory but have a practical understanding of how to implement proven best practices that have been employed by effective leaders all over the world.

Course time:

  • Duration: 5 modules, 4 weeks per module
  • Format: Online

Module 1: Learning to Lead

This module helps individuals understand the difference between operating as a worker versus a leader, the importance of relying on principles rather than personality to lead, the mentality and habits of an effective leader, and how leading oneself is the fundamental first step in learning to lead.

Module 2: Leadership Theory & Practice

This module exposes the learner to various leadership theories to help them understand how and why certain people become leaders, which theories research has proven to be the most effective and least effective approaches to leadership, and real-world case studies of these theories in practice, which allow the learner to translate principles into practice for application in their own lives.

Module 3: Leading Your Leaders

This module helps to expand the learner’s skill set by exposing them to key practices used at a senior level of leadership wherein they are responsible for leading other leaders, including how to provide direction, support and motivation for their leaders, how to empower their leaders to train and empower their their teams, the importance of communication and accountability among senior and middle-management leaders, and how to be a resource to their leaders to help them through mentoring, capacity building, and professional growth and development opportunities.

Module 4: Leading Your Organization

This module helps learners to understand the importance of establishing and leading organizations along a clear path defined by mission-based goals and objectives, identifying opportunities for organizational change for the purpose of increasing organizational effectiveness, how to facilitate change in organizations, and the key characteristics and practices that must be in place to succeed in leading an organization.

Module 5: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

This module helps learners to understand what emotional intelligence is, the role it plays in a leader’s self-awareness and why this matters, how it contributes to a leader’s ability to produce positive outcomes, how to use emotional intelligence to manage teams without clashes and conflicts, and how to engage emotional intelligence for better relationship building, communication, and accountability in organizations.