Leadership Decision Making

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Every leader needs to be able to make good and timely decisions. A systematic approach to decision-making allows you to bring consistency and order to a process that might otherwise feel idiosyncratic and instinctive. It can also help you to determine the most effective means of reaching a decision. This course will provide you analysis tools to use and help you to learn how to apply the decision-making method appropriate to each situation.

Leadership Communications

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Rising to the leadership challenge has so much to do with your ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Whether introducing new directives, setting standards, or pursuing goals, the ability to connect, engage, and convey a message can make all the difference in your success. In this course, you will learn how to communicate to influence others positively, how to provide effective feedback, how to give a professional presentation, and how to employ active listening.

Family-Owned Businesses

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 22-25 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 10 SHRM PDCs

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A family business is a commercial organization that holds unique challenges in decision-making, legacy, culture, and influence. Family-owned businesses are closely identified through leadership or ownership. Such businesses are the oldest and most common model of an economic organization.

The purpose of this course is to understand the unique structures, operations, and dynamics of family-owned businesses.  It also includes practical tools to manage, grow, and sustain family businesses successfully.

Entrepreneurialism

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 22-25 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 15 SHRM PDCs

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The road to entrepreneurship is often a treacherous one filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks, and dead ends. There are many sleepless nights, plans that do not work out, funding that does not come through, and customers that never materialize.

This course will help you to understand entrepreneurialism and learn to take an idea to market in a purposeful and thoughtful manner.

Leadership Essentials

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Everyone has the potential to be a great leader, but great leadership does not just happen. Great leaders intentionally create a plan, a road map, for developing themselves as the type of leader that others want to follow. In this course, get ready to think about what you really value and how to bring more of that into your leadership. Learn how your expectations can influence behavior, how to effectively delegate and how you can improve as a leader and set the example in your organization.

Leadership Foundations

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 12-15 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 10 SHRM PDCs

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Leaders are not born, they are grown.
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 you need to take to set the standard of what you DO as a leader. Give yourself the tools to be a values-based leader and inspire your team to be the best they can be.

Leadership in the Stages of Team Devleopment

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 their best. This course explains the Tuckman Model stages of team development and demonstrates how to effectively lead your teams in each stage.

Leadership Refresher

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 12-15 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 10 SHRM PDCs

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

This course will refresh your leadership skills and hone your leadership actions so you can 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.

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 that is 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.

The purpose of this course is to explain different styles of leadership, the advantages and disadvantages of these styles, and when to use the different styles to be the most effective leader you can be.

Leading Change

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Change is what 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.

This course will help you understand 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, to keep your team inspired about the change, and to understand and minimize the barriers that keep people from embracing change.

Leading Organizations

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 22-25 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 20 SHRM PDCs

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The essential leadership transition from individual contributor to supervisor or manager with team-level responsibilities is essential to lead organizations. This 8-course program will help you complete this transition; to further develop you as an organizational leader that includes responsibilities for strategic leadership, organizational planning, governance, the workforce, customers, performance, quality, and culture.

Each course in the 8-course program is approximately 4-6 learner hours. Courses can be completed independently or in sequence. Collectively, the courses cover the key elements of the Baldrige 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.

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.

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.

Business Leadership

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Leadership forms part of nearly every employee’s job description. Businesses today require employees 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, measuring leadership effectiveness, and contingency leadership.

Accounting Fundamentals

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

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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.

This course is particularly well-suited for someone needing a comprehensive overview of the business accounting function.

A Focus on Your Customer

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 4-6 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 4 SHRM PDCs

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Get the competitive advantage with superior customer service. Some 80% of CEOs in a recent Gartner study said they provided exceptional customer service; however, only 8% of customers agreed.

The challenges of customer service are many.  In this course, gain the tools and processes to understand, implement, measure, and develop a great customer experience to gain a competitive advantage and keep your customers coming back for more.

Leading Teams

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Understanding the dynamics of effective team leadership means better output, happier and more inspired people, and a smoother workflow. This course outlines what you need to understand to plan, build, and lead the most effective and productive teams possible. Whether you are a team member, or a team leader – learn what you can do to be more effective and raise your team performance to the next level.

Leading the Leaders

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Create a leadership legacy. This course is for those looking to step into the highest tier of leadership and inspire others to lead as you have. In the end, what it means to walk the path of a leader is different for each of us, but there are a few steppingstones that have proven universal.

Take this course to delve into the principles of higher leadership, look at practical applications of leadership, and gain tools for working with people and inspiring yourself and others. Also, learn to mentor so that you can prepare the next generation of leaders successfully.

Legal Environment of Business

Leading Edge Learning

Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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The legal environment of business is much more than simple compliance with the law; it is also about understanding the legal frameworks in which a company operates to achieve and maintain compliance.
This course is an easy-to-follow introduction to the legal system and how it relates to business.

Learn the critical concepts behind how businesses are formed and structured from a legal perspective, trade laws and regulations, contracts, and compliance issues related to sales and product liability.