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Leadership and Influence Online Certificate Course

The Leadership and Influence Online Certificate Course is designed to help people become better leaders. Our Leadership and Influence Online courses are for people with little or no prior leadership experience and would like to take a more leadership role.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand what leadership means.
  • Explain the Great Man Theory.
  • Explain the Trait Theory.
  • Understand Transformational Leadership.
  • Understand how to adapt your leadership styles for the people you lead.
  • Understand leading by Directing
  • Understand leading by Coaching
  • Understand leading by Participating
  • Understand leading by Delegating
  • Kouzes and Posner
  • Conduct a personal inventory
  • Create an action plan
  • Establish personal goals

Leadership and Influence Online - Requirements

The Leadership and Influence Online course is designed for people who would like to acquire the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles. The course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete. 

To complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Leadership and Influence Online Certificate Course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Leadership and Influence Online Course - Outline

Section One: Getting Started

in this section of the Leadership and Influence online course, we discuss the basic concepts of leadership and course objectives.

Section Two: How Leadership Evolved

In this section, we discuss what is successful leadership and the different leadership styles. The leadership and Influence Online Certificate course will also help you determine which leadership style fits you best and how to maximize your ability.

  • Defining Leadership
  • Characteristics of a Leader
  • Leadership Principles

A Brief History of Leadership

  • Political, Military or Religious
  • Modern Leaders

The Three Theories of Leadership

  • Great Man Theory
  • The Trait Theory
  • Transformational Leadership

Section Three: Situational Leadership

Here, we discuss the leadership styles from Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard as expressed in their Situational Leadership Model.

The Situation Leadership model – Leadership styles based on the follower:

Situational Leadership – Telling

This is referred to as the lowest level of leadership style. It focuses on task completion rather than a relationship with the employee.

Situational Leadership – Selling

This style of leadership is suited for followers who have developed some competence and commitment. The follower requires convincing. But is open to becoming cooperative and motivated. Leaders must still focus on tasks but now includes developing a relationship with the follower.

Situational Leadership – Participating

Leadership style must now address the needs of a follower who is competent. They might still show some inconsistency and not yet fully committed. Leaders must focus on supporting the follower. Leadership is now targeted towards building a relationship and less on tasks.

Situational Leadership – Delegating

This is the highest level where a follower displays a high level of competency. Leaders can now delegate tasks with little intervention needed. Continued praise is not required but should be given for outstanding performance when appropriate.

Section Four: A Personal Evaluation

In this section of the Leadership and Influence Online Certificate course, we Look into James Kouzes and Barry Posner’s book, The Leadership Challenge. The results were based on a survey to over 75,000 people over a 20-year period.

Five Crucial Abilities of Successful Leadership

  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart

A Personal Inventory

Below are some of the most important qualities of a leader based on Kouzes/ Posner Study:

  • Honest
  • Forward-looking
  • Competent
  • Inspiring
  • Intelligent
  • Fair-minded
  • Broad-minded

Creating an Action Plan

After understanding the various concepts, this section will help you create an action plan by:

  • Setting leadership goals
  • Addressing the goals
  • Seeking inspiration
  • Choosing a role model
  • Seeking experience
  • Creating a personal mission statement

Section Five: Modeling the Way

The best leaders lead by example. Leadership is front and center. When things go wrong, a leader must take responsibility and develop solutions to prevent this from happening in the future.

Determining your Way

Select your brand of leadership and understand the different challenges presented by each. Learn about the ideas and philosophies that make these leadership styles successful.

Being an Inspirational Role Model

Leadership is for the strong of heart. Leaders must be inspirational role models who people of honesty, integrity, and treat everybody fairly. As a leader, you must be open to criticism and must be able to identify the source. 

Influencing Other’s Perspectives

Leaders must be perceived as honest, caring, and dedicated to inspire others. The best way to influence others is not to try to influence someone. Keep an open mind and be ready to listen to others. When people feel they are being heard, they will be more than willing to follow even if they have disagreement with the methods or goals.

Section Six: Inspiring a Shared Vision

In this section, we discuss the key to true leadership and how to inspire a shared vision among your followers.

Choosing Your Vision

Determine what you want to accomplish and create a plan of how to get there. Your vision will give you and your followers a sense of direction.

Communicating Your Vision

Communications are more than words. These also include actions which are often more powerful than words. Communicate your vision more effectively by using a simple catch phrase. This makes it easier for people to remember and reduces the chances of your vision being misinterpreted.

Identifying the Benefit of Others

Giving your followers a sense of ownership or being a part of a larger, successful organization is better than simply rewarding your followers. When followers are engaged, they are willing to work for longer hours if they feel a sense of accomplishment.

Section Seven: Challenging the Process

As a leader you must learn to search for opportunities to change, grow, innovate, and improve. There will always be risks but you must learn to balance risks with success. Never be afraid to ask questions, solutions can be found in the least likely places.

Developing Your Inner Innovator

Innovation is not just introducing a new process or procedure. These changes must be based upon stated goals and research. You must be able to reverse engineer, breakdown things into their simplest components. Leaders must also display critical thinking abilities and even go “outside the box.”

Seeing Room for Improvement

Mediocrity is counterproductive when creating a strong vision. Anything less than perfect, a 95 percent increase in productiveness for example can most likely result to 90 percent success. When being “good enough” is accepted, going beyond your goals and objectives becomes difficult to achieve. However, goals must not be unrealistic or unattainable. This can quickly lead to frustration among you and your followers.

Set high goals based on your vision. These should have a certain degree of difficulty but not impossible to achieve. Be ready to adjust goals, if these are proving to be difficult or frustrating for your followers.

Lobbying for Change

To call for change, you must first inspire people to your vision. Be ready to research and enter always be prepared for a meeting. Use charts, graphs and data and fact-based presentations. Anticipate possible questions and be prepared with solutions and answers.

Section Eight: Enabling Others to Act

As a leader your role is to ensure that your followers do their task to the best of their abilities. You cannot do your followers work for them. The goal of the Hersey-Blanchard situational leadership model as will be discussed in detail in the Leadership and Influence Online Certificate course is to delegate tasks without a lot of oversight.

Encouraging Growth in Others

A positive attitude is a must to become an effective leader. Be ready to accept failure both from you and your followers. Failure is something that should never be rewarded. But we should also understand that no one is immune to failure. Be a constructive leader and encourage growth in others.

Creating Mutual Respect

Respect begets respect. This courtesy should be given to everybody regardless of the position or level in the organization. Make yourself available and show genuine interest in what they do. Be ready to answer questions, if you are perceived as someone who is knowledgeable you don’t only earn their respect but also inspire them to do better.

The Importance of Trust

Trust is the result of respect. Delivering on your promises can help you quickly build trust. Manage expectations by taking into consideration possible difficulties in the process. Give others a sense that they can rely on you. These simple gestures will go a long way in building trust among your peers. As a leader you might ask your followers to perform tasks that they don’t agree with.  A relationship built on trust makes you an effective leader who can motivate others to follow your instructions sometimes even blindly.

Section Nine: Encouraging the Heart

Most contend that the development of the “Human Resources,” formerly known as the “Personnel Department” was a huge setback. This is because “resource” is something that is valuable if it is functional. Once it loses it purpose, these resources are disposed.

Sharing Rewards

Shared efforts deserve shared rewards. Some followers may feel betrayed by leaders who fail to share the limelight or a portion of their rewards. If the reward or promotion can’t be shared, acknowledging your team by giving a party or free lunch is equally appreciated.

Celebrating Accomplishments

Set personal and team goals and milestones to keep track of accomplishments. This makes it easier for you to gauge progress and determine overall performance.

Making Celebration Part of your Culture

The workplace should never be a place dreaded by employees. To after all, this is a place where people spend most of their waking hours. Create an open and welcoming working environment that inspires people to be productive.

Section Ten: Influencing Skills

A great leader is one who inspire others to do something and think it was their idea. In this part of the Leadership and Influence Online Certificate course we will discuss how as a leader, your success is based on your follower’s success and how you create an environment that allows their success.

The Art of Persuasion

Bases on Aristotle’s work, persuasion is based on three important factors:

  • Ethos – persuading people using character
  • Pathos – persuading people by appealing to their emotions
  • Logos – persuading people by appealing to their intellect

The Principles of Influence

  • Reciprocation
  • Commitment
  • Authority
  • Social Validation
  • Friendship

Creating an Impact

  • A confident bearing
  • A strong sense of justice
  • A strong intellect
  • A strong sense of emotion
  • A strong ability to communicate
  • A strong insistence on following the rules
  • A strong commitment to innovation
  • A strong commitment to your followers

Section Eleven: Setting Goals

In this section, we discuss the importance of a vision in setting goals. We discuss goals and how to support them.

Setting SMART Goals

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timed

Creating a Long-term Plan

Also referred to as Strategic Planning, a long-term plan guides you to the ultimate realization of your vision. Intermediate goals can help you achieve your goal more realistic. This can makes it easier to track your progress.

Creating a Support System

A Gantt Chart is a popular tool for tracking milestones over a period of time. You could also create a simple checklist for monitoring tasks.

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Recognition & Accreditation

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Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: How Leadership Evolved

  • What is Leadership
  • Leadership Characteristics
  • Leadership Principles
  • Leadership through the ages
  • The Great Man
  • The Trait Theory
  • Transformational Leadership

Section Three: Situational Leadership

  • Situational Leadership: Telling
  • Situational Leadership: Selling
  • Situational Leadership: Participating
  • Situational Leadership: Delegating

Section Four: A Personal Evaluation

  • Kouzes and Posner
  • A Personal Inventory
  • Create an Action Plan

Section Five: Modeling the Way

  • Inspirational Role Model
  • Influencing Others’ Perspectives

Section Six: Inspiring a Shared Vision

  • Choose Your Vision
  • Communicate Your Vision
  • Identifying the Benefit for Others

Section Seven: Challenging the Process

  • Your Inner Innovator
  • Room for Improvement
  • Lobbying for Change

Section Eight: Enabling Others to Act

  • Encouraging Growth
  • Creating Mutual Respect
  • The Importance of Trust

Section Nine: Encouraging the Heart

  • Sharing Rewards
  • Celebrating Accomplishments
  • Making Celebration Part of Your Culture

Section Ten: Influencing Skills

  • The Art of Persuasion
  • The Principles of Influence

Section Eleven: Setting Goals

  • Create SMART Goals
  • Long-Term Plans
  • Creating a Support System

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Minimum age

Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or equivalent, and
  • Microsoft Windows 98, or
  • Mac OS X, and
  • CD-ROM drive.

Students will also need access to a printer and the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

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1 April 2020 01:14:16 PM

Really enjoyed this course

30 March 2020 07:11:26 AM

Very interesting information and a lot of useful tips.
I'd recommend it to everyone who wants to develope their leadership skills.

24 February 2020 03:25:04 AM

Great course

5 February 2020 07:29:09 AM

The course really helped me to understand the basic roles of leadership and influence in depth.

31 January 2020 11:03:27 PM

Excellent! All the best! God bless!

27 January 2020 02:06:28 PM

Very interesting short course

23 January 2020 12:50:35 PM

Awesome

23 January 2020 12:43:57 PM

This course was very informative and being in a leadership role brought some light to things I was having difficulty with.
I am excited about putting these steps in place and seeing how I grow.

27 December 2019 01:52:17 PM

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4 December 2019 04:58:37 PM

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12 November 2019 12:04:24 PM

The course was short but enjoyable. It taught me some new concepts and helped put approaches I already take into words that can be used to explain them.

26 September 2019 02:29:57 PM

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13 September 2019 05:22:32 PM

very useful information and fact that can guide me to achieve my goal

2 September 2019 07:23:00 PM

excellent course

24 July 2019 02:36:15 AM

The coarse is very important that it inspires and gives me a direction of a future life.

13 July 2019 04:52:55 AM

A very informative course

6 June 2019 08:20:15 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course, it was all layed out so strategically and made perfect sense.

24 April 2019 11:22:29 PM

The tools shared here are very practical and simple to follow. I believe that I am equipped to be a more productive leader. Thanks for this course it worth more to me. Thank you

18 April 2019 06:17:33 AM

Excellent short course. Literally finished it after hours over 2 days and got some great ideas to implement.

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About this Course

Leadership and Influence Online Certificate Course

The Leadership and Influence Online Certificate Course is designed to help people become better leaders. Our Leadership and Influence Online courses are for people with little or no prior leadership experience and would like to take a more leadership role.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand what leadership means.
  • Explain the Great Man Theory.
  • Explain the Trait Theory.
  • Understand Transformational Leadership.
  • Understand how to adapt your leadership styles for the people you lead.
  • Understand leading by Directing
  • Understand leading by Coaching
  • Understand leading by Participating
  • Understand leading by Delegating
  • Kouzes and Posner
  • Conduct a personal inventory
  • Create an action plan
  • Establish personal goals

Leadership and Influence Online - Requirements

The Leadership and Influence Online course is designed for people who would like to acquire the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles. The course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete. 

To complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Leadership and Influence Online Certificate Course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Leadership and Influence Online Course - Outline

Section One: Getting Started

in this section of the Leadership and Influence online course, we discuss the basic concepts of leadership and course objectives.

Section Two: How Leadership Evolved

In this section, we discuss what is successful leadership and the different leadership styles. The leadership and Influence Online Certificate course will also help you determine which leadership style fits you best and how to maximize your ability.

  • Defining Leadership
  • Characteristics of a Leader
  • Leadership Principles

A Brief History of Leadership

  • Political, Military or Religious
  • Modern Leaders

The Three Theories of Leadership

  • Great Man Theory
  • The Trait Theory
  • Transformational Leadership

Section Three: Situational Leadership

Here, we discuss the leadership styles from Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard as expressed in their Situational Leadership Model.

The Situation Leadership model – Leadership styles based on the follower:

Situational Leadership – Telling

This is referred to as the lowest level of leadership style. It focuses on task completion rather than a relationship with the employee.

Situational Leadership – Selling

This style of leadership is suited for followers who have developed some competence and commitment. The follower requires convincing. But is open to becoming cooperative and motivated. Leaders must still focus on tasks but now includes developing a relationship with the follower.

Situational Leadership – Participating

Leadership style must now address the needs of a follower who is competent. They might still show some inconsistency and not yet fully committed. Leaders must focus on supporting the follower. Leadership is now targeted towards building a relationship and less on tasks.

Situational Leadership – Delegating

This is the highest level where a follower displays a high level of competency. Leaders can now delegate tasks with little intervention needed. Continued praise is not required but should be given for outstanding performance when appropriate.

Section Four: A Personal Evaluation

In this section of the Leadership and Influence Online Certificate course, we Look into James Kouzes and Barry Posner’s book, The Leadership Challenge. The results were based on a survey to over 75,000 people over a 20-year period.

Five Crucial Abilities of Successful Leadership

  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart

A Personal Inventory

Below are some of the most important qualities of a leader based on Kouzes/ Posner Study:

  • Honest
  • Forward-looking
  • Competent
  • Inspiring
  • Intelligent
  • Fair-minded
  • Broad-minded

Creating an Action Plan

After understanding the various concepts, this section will help you create an action plan by:

  • Setting leadership goals
  • Addressing the goals
  • Seeking inspiration
  • Choosing a role model
  • Seeking experience
  • Creating a personal mission statement

Section Five: Modeling the Way

The best leaders lead by example. Leadership is front and center. When things go wrong, a leader must take responsibility and develop solutions to prevent this from happening in the future.

Determining your Way

Select your brand of leadership and understand the different challenges presented by each. Learn about the ideas and philosophies that make these leadership styles successful.

Being an Inspirational Role Model

Leadership is for the strong of heart. Leaders must be inspirational role models who people of honesty, integrity, and treat everybody fairly. As a leader, you must be open to criticism and must be able to identify the source. 

Influencing Other’s Perspectives

Leaders must be perceived as honest, caring, and dedicated to inspire others. The best way to influence others is not to try to influence someone. Keep an open mind and be ready to listen to others. When people feel they are being heard, they will be more than willing to follow even if they have disagreement with the methods or goals.

Section Six: Inspiring a Shared Vision

In this section, we discuss the key to true leadership and how to inspire a shared vision among your followers.

Choosing Your Vision

Determine what you want to accomplish and create a plan of how to get there. Your vision will give you and your followers a sense of direction.

Communicating Your Vision

Communications are more than words. These also include actions which are often more powerful than words. Communicate your vision more effectively by using a simple catch phrase. This makes it easier for people to remember and reduces the chances of your vision being misinterpreted.

Identifying the Benefit of Others

Giving your followers a sense of ownership or being a part of a larger, successful organization is better than simply rewarding your followers. When followers are engaged, they are willing to work for longer hours if they feel a sense of accomplishment.

Section Seven: Challenging the Process

As a leader you must learn to search for opportunities to change, grow, innovate, and improve. There will always be risks but you must learn to balance risks with success. Never be afraid to ask questions, solutions can be found in the least likely places.

Developing Your Inner Innovator

Innovation is not just introducing a new process or procedure. These changes must be based upon stated goals and research. You must be able to reverse engineer, breakdown things into their simplest components. Leaders must also display critical thinking abilities and even go “outside the box.”

Seeing Room for Improvement

Mediocrity is counterproductive when creating a strong vision. Anything less than perfect, a 95 percent increase in productiveness for example can most likely result to 90 percent success. When being “good enough” is accepted, going beyond your goals and objectives becomes difficult to achieve. However, goals must not be unrealistic or unattainable. This can quickly lead to frustration among you and your followers.

Set high goals based on your vision. These should have a certain degree of difficulty but not impossible to achieve. Be ready to adjust goals, if these are proving to be difficult or frustrating for your followers.

Lobbying for Change

To call for change, you must first inspire people to your vision. Be ready to research and enter always be prepared for a meeting. Use charts, graphs and data and fact-based presentations. Anticipate possible questions and be prepared with solutions and answers.

Section Eight: Enabling Others to Act

As a leader your role is to ensure that your followers do their task to the best of their abilities. You cannot do your followers work for them. The goal of the Hersey-Blanchard situational leadership model as will be discussed in detail in the Leadership and Influence Online Certificate course is to delegate tasks without a lot of oversight.

Encouraging Growth in Others

A positive attitude is a must to become an effective leader. Be ready to accept failure both from you and your followers. Failure is something that should never be rewarded. But we should also understand that no one is immune to failure. Be a constructive leader and encourage growth in others.

Creating Mutual Respect

Respect begets respect. This courtesy should be given to everybody regardless of the position or level in the organization. Make yourself available and show genuine interest in what they do. Be ready to answer questions, if you are perceived as someone who is knowledgeable you don’t only earn their respect but also inspire them to do better.

The Importance of Trust

Trust is the result of respect. Delivering on your promises can help you quickly build trust. Manage expectations by taking into consideration possible difficulties in the process. Give others a sense that they can rely on you. These simple gestures will go a long way in building trust among your peers. As a leader you might ask your followers to perform tasks that they don’t agree with.  A relationship built on trust makes you an effective leader who can motivate others to follow your instructions sometimes even blindly.

Section Nine: Encouraging the Heart

Most contend that the development of the “Human Resources,” formerly known as the “Personnel Department” was a huge setback. This is because “resource” is something that is valuable if it is functional. Once it loses it purpose, these resources are disposed.

Sharing Rewards

Shared efforts deserve shared rewards. Some followers may feel betrayed by leaders who fail to share the limelight or a portion of their rewards. If the reward or promotion can’t be shared, acknowledging your team by giving a party or free lunch is equally appreciated.

Celebrating Accomplishments

Set personal and team goals and milestones to keep track of accomplishments. This makes it easier for you to gauge progress and determine overall performance.

Making Celebration Part of your Culture

The workplace should never be a place dreaded by employees. To after all, this is a place where people spend most of their waking hours. Create an open and welcoming working environment that inspires people to be productive.

Section Ten: Influencing Skills

A great leader is one who inspire others to do something and think it was their idea. In this part of the Leadership and Influence Online Certificate course we will discuss how as a leader, your success is based on your follower’s success and how you create an environment that allows their success.

The Art of Persuasion

Bases on Aristotle’s work, persuasion is based on three important factors:

  • Ethos – persuading people using character
  • Pathos – persuading people by appealing to their emotions
  • Logos – persuading people by appealing to their intellect

The Principles of Influence

  • Reciprocation
  • Commitment
  • Authority
  • Social Validation
  • Friendship

Creating an Impact

  • A confident bearing
  • A strong sense of justice
  • A strong intellect
  • A strong sense of emotion
  • A strong ability to communicate
  • A strong insistence on following the rules
  • A strong commitment to innovation
  • A strong commitment to your followers

Section Eleven: Setting Goals

In this section, we discuss the importance of a vision in setting goals. We discuss goals and how to support them.

Setting SMART Goals

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timed

Creating a Long-term Plan

Also referred to as Strategic Planning, a long-term plan guides you to the ultimate realization of your vision. Intermediate goals can help you achieve your goal more realistic. This can makes it easier to track your progress.

Creating a Support System

A Gantt Chart is a popular tool for tracking milestones over a period of time. You could also create a simple checklist for monitoring tasks.

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

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Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: How Leadership Evolved

  • What is Leadership
  • Leadership Characteristics
  • Leadership Principles
  • Leadership through the ages
  • The Great Man
  • The Trait Theory
  • Transformational Leadership

Section Three: Situational Leadership

  • Situational Leadership: Telling
  • Situational Leadership: Selling
  • Situational Leadership: Participating
  • Situational Leadership: Delegating

Section Four: A Personal Evaluation

  • Kouzes and Posner
  • A Personal Inventory
  • Create an Action Plan

Section Five: Modeling the Way

  • Inspirational Role Model
  • Influencing Others’ Perspectives

Section Six: Inspiring a Shared Vision

  • Choose Your Vision
  • Communicate Your Vision
  • Identifying the Benefit for Others

Section Seven: Challenging the Process

  • Your Inner Innovator
  • Room for Improvement
  • Lobbying for Change

Section Eight: Enabling Others to Act

  • Encouraging Growth
  • Creating Mutual Respect
  • The Importance of Trust

Section Nine: Encouraging the Heart

  • Sharing Rewards
  • Celebrating Accomplishments
  • Making Celebration Part of Your Culture

Section Ten: Influencing Skills

  • The Art of Persuasion
  • The Principles of Influence

Section Eleven: Setting Goals

  • Create SMART Goals
  • Long-Term Plans
  • Creating a Support System

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Minimum age

Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or equivalent, and
  • Microsoft Windows 98, or
  • Mac OS X, and
  • CD-ROM drive.

Students will also need access to a printer and the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
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1 April 2020 01:14:16 PM

Really enjoyed this course

30 March 2020 07:11:26 AM

Very interesting information and a lot of useful tips.
I'd recommend it to everyone who wants to develope their leadership skills.

24 February 2020 03:25:04 AM

Great course

5 February 2020 07:29:09 AM

The course really helped me to understand the basic roles of leadership and influence in depth.

31 January 2020 11:03:27 PM

Excellent! All the best! God bless!

27 January 2020 02:06:28 PM

Very interesting short course

23 January 2020 12:50:35 PM

Awesome

23 January 2020 12:43:57 PM

This course was very informative and being in a leadership role brought some light to things I was having difficulty with.
I am excited about putting these steps in place and seeing how I grow.

27 December 2019 01:52:17 PM

good information

4 December 2019 04:58:37 PM

A succinct and efficient course, straight to the point and easy and enjoyable to digest.

23 November 2019 07:27:33 AM

Świetne opracowanie tematu. Przydatne informacje i bogate słownictwo.

12 November 2019 12:04:24 PM

The course was short but enjoyable. It taught me some new concepts and helped put approaches I already take into words that can be used to explain them.

26 September 2019 02:29:57 PM

GREAT COURSE

13 September 2019 05:22:32 PM

very useful information and fact that can guide me to achieve my goal

2 September 2019 07:23:00 PM

excellent course

24 July 2019 02:36:15 AM

The coarse is very important that it inspires and gives me a direction of a future life.

13 July 2019 04:52:55 AM

A very informative course

6 June 2019 08:20:15 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course, it was all layed out so strategically and made perfect sense.

24 April 2019 11:22:29 PM

The tools shared here are very practical and simple to follow. I believe that I am equipped to be a more productive leader. Thanks for this course it worth more to me. Thank you

18 April 2019 06:17:33 AM

Excellent short course. Literally finished it after hours over 2 days and got some great ideas to implement.

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Course ID: 020LIOSC
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: Lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time: Study at your own pace
Duration: 6-8 Hours
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Qualification: Certificate

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