Leadership Foundations

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 25-30 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 20 SHRM PDCs

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This course encompasses the BE, KNOW, and DO foundations of leadership. The character of the leader is the BE dimension, the values and attributes that define the leader. The leader must also understand the technical and people skills, the KNOW dimension. The leader must then exemplify their values and put their knowledge into action, the DO dimension of leadership.

At the end of this course, you will know how to BE a leader worth following, you will KNOW how to influence others, and you will understand what actions to take to set the standard of what you DO as a leader.

Leadership in the Stages of Team Development

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Do you have team issues? The most helpful thing you can do to solve those team issues is to understand the five stages of team development. Once you understand the stages of team development, you can identify what your team needs to perform its best.

In this course, you will learn the Tuckman Model stages of team development and how to lead your team in each stage more effectively.

Leadership Refresher

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 22-25 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 20 SHRM PDCs

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Challenges can arise at any time, and to be an effective leader, you need to respond to those challenges with intelligence, strategy, and expertise. If you have difficulty responding to unanticipated challenges or are simply interested in improving your leadership skills, perhaps it is time to further develop your leadership skills and actions.

Refresh your leadership skills and hone your leadership actions to be a more successful leader in your workplace. You will learn how to influence people, grow other leaders, lead a team, understand your values, and go to the next level in your leadership journey.

Emotional Intelligence: Leading with Self-Awareness

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 12-15 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 10 SHRM PDCs

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Emotions are the invisible hero of both success and failure in the workplace. How emotions influence your creativity, ability to achieve goals, and work quality is up to you. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a skill that can be learned and developed.

In this course, you will learn about emotional intelligence in the workplace, its importance, and practical tools that will improve your emotional intelligence through a collection of science-based exercises.

Leadership Styles

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Whether you are leading a meeting, a project, a team, or an entire department, you should consider identifying with or adopting a defined leadership style based on the situation, the people involved, and the culture of the organization.

Most professionals develop their own style of leadership based on factors like experience and personality, as well as the unique needs of their organization and its organizational culture. In this course, you will learn the different styles of leadership, the advantages and disadvantages of these styles, and when to use the different styles to aid you in becoming the most effective leader you can be.

Emotional Intelligence: Mental Toughness and Resilience

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 12-15 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 10 SHRM PDCs

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Mental toughness and resilience are becoming scarce commodities in leadership today. You can practice mental toughness and become more resilient to lead others more effectively through our ever volatile and changing times.

This course will guide you in developing your knowledge and skills related to the essentials of mental toughness and resilience, and provide you mental training interventions, stress management techniques, and ideas on how to build resilient teams.

Leading Change

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Change leads to growth and innovation, and yet, for many of us, change can be hard. This is increasingly true in today’s world, where change barrels at us full speed, often before we have even caught up with whatever happened last. Being able to lead your organization through change is one of the most important talents today’s leaders can have.

In this course, you will learn how to lead through change in a way that soothes fears and keeps your workplace thriving. You will learn tools to change resistance to excitement, keep your team inspired, and minimize the barriers that keep people from embracing change.

Delegation

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Would you like to elevate your team’s efficiency? Delegation skills help your team reach collective success. Delegation increases employee satisfaction and retention by entrusting them with greater ownership and growth. Delegation also helps you to grow other leaders and improve the overall capacity of the organization.

In this course, you will learn the skill of delegation and how delegating will develop your people and yourself and increase proficiency levels.

Leading Organizations

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 55-60 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 40 SHRM PDCs

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The successful transition to executive-level leadership is essential to lead organizations in today’s global environment.

This 8-unit program will help you complete this transition by further developing you as an organizational leader. The program covers responsibilities for strategic leadership, organizational planning, governance, the workforce, customers, organizational performance, quality, and culture.

Each unit in the 8-unit program is approximately 4-6 learner hours and can be completed independently or in sequence. Collectively, the program reviews the key elements of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework.

Corporate Governance

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 4-6 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 4 SHRM PDCs

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Evidence suggests that organizations that follow the Triple Bottom Line concept (TBL) – of profit, people, and the planet – outperform their peers. Profit with purpose and shared value are alternative constructs used to define the scope of corporate governance today. In this course, you will learn best practices for corporate governance, what makes boards of directors effective, and how to employ successful board management.

This course comes from the 8-unit program, Leading Organizations. To learn more about or purchase the full program visit the Leading Organizations page.

Corporate Ethics

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 4-6 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 4 SHRM PDCs

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Ethics permeates all levels of our organizations. Evidence suggests that ethical organizations outperform their peers on key performance metrics. Whether we like it or not, we face ethical dilemmas in all aspects of life. Resolving ethical dilemmas is challenging and requires adherence to time-tested principles. This course explores the reality and understanding of corporate ethics.  It will teach you how to address ethical dilemmas and choose the most appropriate course of action.  And it will provide you the tools to develop a framework for ethical corporate behavior and corporate citizenship.

This course comes from the 8-unit program, Leading Organizations. To learn more about or purchase the full program visit the Leading Organizations page.

Continuous Quality Improvement

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 4-6 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 4 SHRM PDCs

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Continuous improvement is the ongoing improvement of products, services, or processes through incremental and breakthrough improvements. Start building your understanding of how continuous improvement can help your organization succeed. This course is designed for senior managers and junior executives transitioning to an organizational leader. You will learn how to implement quality management and continuous improvement in any size organization.

This course comes from the 8-unit program, Leading Organizations. To learn more about or purchase the full program visit the Leading Organizations page.

Career Management

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 12-15 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 10 SHRM PDCs

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Career management is the overall design or pattern of one’s career, shaped by goals and interests and identifiable by positions that embody those goals and interests. It is a sequential process that starts from an understanding of yourself and encompasses occupational awareness.

This course will develop your understanding, knowledge, actions, and skills to help you more effectively manage your career. You will learn how to set career goals, understand the steps to reach them, and create a more fulfilling life.

Business Writing Fundamentals

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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In nearly any workplace situation, writing is something you will be expected to do continuously and expected to do well. Your writing style will indicate your level of professionalism and can garner respect for you and your organization.

This course teaches the basics of writing a business letter, preparing a report, writing for a publication, and choosing appropriate methods or technology to send your message. These tools can increase writing effectiveness in the business world and beyond.

Business Leadership

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Leadership is a part of nearly every employee’s job description. Businesses today require employees to take the initiative, find innovative solutions, act like an entrepreneur, and lead others towards organizational success.

This course will help you understand and apply foundational leadership concepts, including leadership traits and characteristics, leadership development and succession, transformational leadership, measurement of leadership effectiveness, and contingency leadership.

Business Integration and Strategic Management

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Do you have a system in place to grow your business? Managers and business owners must be able to conduct decision-making within an often complex, ambiguous, and evolving business landscape.

In this course, you will learn about strategic leadership, strategic decision making, building competitive advantage, multifunctional management, and strategy.

Business Finance Fundamentals

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Financial managers must be able to convert relevant accounting and tax information into meaningful and actionable knowledge for organizational decision making.

In this course, you will learn about financial statements and cash flows, how to plan for growth and control, debt management, financial instruments, capital budgeting, and returns. It is appropriate for employees needing to understand financial analysis and reporting.

Business Ethics

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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In all realms of the business world, ethics and ethical conduct must be the foundation for employee decisions.

In this course, you will learn about organizational and ethical culture, ethical decision making, ethical leadership, global perspectives and issues of business ethics, and the development of business ethics culture.

Business Communications

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Effective business communication is critical in today’s workforce. Through an exchange of verbal or written statements, the ability to communicate effectively is vital to creating an understanding of strategic goals, focus, or events.

In this course, you will learn the foundational principles of communication, interpersonal dynamics in organizations, the variances in communicating with internal and external audiences, crisis and risk communication, and developing impactful communication in professional presentations.

Accounting Fundamentals

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3

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You will learn the foundations and fundamentals of business accounting, including basic financial statement analysis, analytical measures, corporate annual reports, capital investment analysis, internal controls, budgeting, and performance measures. In this course, you will gain a comprehensive overview of the business accounting function.