Course in Strategic Leadership

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Strategic Leadership

A certification course is a short educational course that allows business professionals or those in skilled labor to improve their skills and stay abreast of industry trends. Courses are generally much shorter than degree programs and require the student to attend fewer classes. Once completed, graduates are awarded a certificate that shows they have mastered the course material.

What is a course in strategic leadership? Strategic leadership is a management style that involves making long-term goals for a company or team of employees and implementing strategies to meet them. It deviates from more traditional leadership and management education, which tends to focus on managing workers and directing work rather than on long-term strategy. These courses tend to be less expensive and require a smaller commitment than degrees.

One of the primary benefits of taking a course in strategic leadership is the opportunity to gain new insight into business management. Incorporating some of the things you learn during the course into your day-to-day leadership style allows you to make more ambitious goals for your company and provide a clearer vision to employees. You can also keep your competitive edge in business while working full time.

The cost of a course in strategic leadership varies depending on where you choose to get certified. In general, taking a course through a college is more expensive than taking one through a management or consulting organization. However, this is not always the case.

A course in strategic leadership is for individuals who already occupy a leadership role in an organization, as well as those who are looking to be promoted to management. These types of courses are great for staying competitive. Managers in a variety of industries can benefit from learning more about strategic leadership and bringing the skills learned in a strategic leadership course back to their workplace.

Studying online is a good way to take a course in strategic leadership on your own terms. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Operations Management

Fanshawe College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada London

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate (completed in two semesters) is designed for university and college graduates seeking a career in the operations management sector. Graduates are involved in decision making related to planning, operating, and control within a business or organization. [+]

Best Course Studies in Strategic Leadership 2017. This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate (completed in two semesters) is designed for university and college graduates seeking a career in the operations management sector. Graduates are involved in decision making related to planning, operating, and control within a business or organization. The curriculum will focus on applied knowledge in the field of business operations within a global economy, encompassing the planning and management of all operations (e.g., supply chain elements, purchasing, production and operations planning and control, transportation and distribution, project planning, quality assurance) involved in businesses of varying size and complexity. Learning activities support the development of supervisory and teamwork skills. Graduates are familiar with the use of information and manufacturing technology. Candidates who are considering this program should be aware that they will need to enjoy working with people, and solving problems. To be successful in this field they will need to acquire human relations and interpersonal skills, and learn to work under pressure when responding to diverse business situations. Graduates who meet these learning outcomes will have the skills and flexibility to apply their knowledge in a variety of leadership and supervisory positions in the service sector, in manufacturing, or in government. They may be employed in supply chain management, production analysis, project management, materials planning, inventory management, purchasing, value analysis, and quality assurance. In order to maintain competence and function effectively within the materials and operations management field, the graduate must be committed to continued professional development. Many professional organizations associated with this area of employment offer educational programs and certification related to specific areas of expertise. These additional professional designations are important for successful career planning. Admission Requirements A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree (Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA) OR Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College* OR Five years of work experience in the operations management field as judged by the College to be equivalent* Note: Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience. English Language Requirements Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods: A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years Recommended Academic Preparation It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the following areas before entry into the program: Mathematics Business Communication Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint [-]

Short course - Entrepreneurship

European School of Economics
Campus Full time 3 - 6 months January 2017 USA New York Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London + 8 more

The Short Course in Entrepreneurship & Leadership‘s main objective is to develop participants’ entrepreneurial skills and behaviour. [+]

The Short Course in Entrepreneurship & Leadership‘s main objective is to develop participants’ entrepreneurial skills and behaviour. The modules are designed for those individuals willing to utilise and further develop their own creative potential aiming selfdevelopment and as a consequence to grow and further develop their current and future businesses opportunities. Entrepreneurship is a practical concept. That is the reason we designed modules based on case study methodology and interactive team work activities exploring diversity of participants background. Models and framework derived from multiple global case studies are utilised as tools to unleash participants’ insights leading to sustainable learning. Next Starting Dates: January / April / September The course is made up of 4 modules (modules may be subject to change and may vary according to the ESE center): Entrepreneurial Management and Ethical Leadership Creating and Re-creating Corporate Entrepreneurial Culture International Business Decision Making E-Business and E-Commerce Course Duration: 3 months = 120 in-class hours + revision/reading week + exam week Internship (optional): 3 months Internship (optional) Students who intend to participate in an internship must first undergo an assessment by the ESE Placement Officer. Upon being deemed eligible, host companies will be decided together with the Placement Officer who will assist the student in obtaining an internship at the company of choice. Candidates must submit a CV and undergo a successful interview for their acceptance. Course structure Each module holds a weekly 3-hour class (total 12 hours per week, Monday to Friday) Assessment Mid Term Assessment (30%) Final Assessment (70%) Entry requirements: Application form High School or Undergraduate Degree Diploma Résumé / CV (include reference to all previous education) Personal Statement Intermediate command of the English language (TOEFL/IELTS is a plus) Photocopy of passport / ID document Three passport-sized photographs Non-refundable € 50.00 online application fee Internship programme: Students will undergo an assessment with the ESE Placement Officer, so as to determine their eligibility for an internship placement. The placement office will assist eligible students in obtaining an internship fitting their profile and career objectives. Credits & Recognition: No ECTS credits awarded. Upon completion of the programme, students receive a Certificate of Attendance awarded by the European School of Economics. [-]

Short course - Management

European School of Economics
Campus Full time January 2017 USA New York Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London + 7 more

The ESE Specialised Programme in Management is designed to develop and contextualise managerial skills and acumen to ensure that managers dealing with international markets have the required understanding and insight for success in this field. [+]

Best Course Studies in Strategic Leadership 2017. Today’s managers are required to possess a diverse set of key skills and core competences that are essential to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a wide range of business activities. The ESE Specialised Programme in Management equips participants with the right combination of practical knowledge supported by theoretical foundations to hone their leaders skills The course offers a valuable insight into the field of Management that gives participants an advantage over the rest of the increasingly professionally prepared workforce in the market. The ESE Specialised Programme in Management is designed to develop and contextualise managerial skills and acumen to ensure that managers dealing with international markets have the required understanding and insight for success in this field. This will be achieved through critical thinking, teamwork, creativity, and personal development in a highly interactive and stimulating environment. Participants will be able to take responsibility to manage, supervise and direct their own, and others, activities, whilst understanding key strategic issues and trends in management. This includes the use of information to make critical decisions and the application of theories and techniques to practical realistic work situations in the business sector. Students will have developed the skills to implement agreed effective and efficient solutions within the constraints of limited resources. Intake Dates: January, April, September Course Structure Students will take four of the following modules: Entrepreneurship and Leadership Globalised Information and Communication Systems International Project Management International Business Management Human Resources Management International Strategic Marketing Course Duration: One Academic Term Mode of Delivery: Each module consists of 100 hours of learning; 30 hours are spent in lectures/seminars and the remaining time is devoted to directed learning activities, final assessment preparation and self-study. Entry Requirements: Application form, completed correctly A first degree in a relevant subject or an equivalent level professional qualification Resume / CV + personal statement Two letters of recommendation IELTS/ TOEFL score Three photographs (passport size) Photocopy of passport/ID Application fee (£50) - to be paid online here or addressed to the European School of Economics NB: All non-English documents must be officially translated. Internship Programme: Upon successful completion of the programme participants may opt to take a 3-month internship fitted to their profile and career objectives. An assessment with the ESE Placement Officer will determine their eligibility for a placement. Professional Advantages: The aim of this specialised course is to provide a distinctive, inter-disciplinary and integrative educational programme for individuals seeking to consolidate their managerial achievements or prepare for a career at the highest levels of industry. Participants will have increased competitive advantage by possessing a dynamic balance of solid academic knowledge and essential practical skills. The programme thus aims to provide learners with a progressively higher level of understanding and critical awareness of the main issues in strategic management, and of the associated concepts, models and techniques. Credits & Recognition: Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an ESE Certification of successful completion of the programme. [-]

Strategic Leadership for Senior Managers

MCE Management Centre Europe
Campus Full time 4 days March 2017 Belgium Brussels

You are facing a leadership challenge. Your organization has to make strategic adjustments, or perhaps adopt a new strategic direction, and that means change for a lot of people. [+]

Senior Managers WHY attend this programme? You are facing a leadership challenge. Your organization has to make strategic adjustments, or perhaps adopt a new strategic direction, and that means change for a lot of people. You are not sure how you are going to get people across the organization to act together in function of the strategy and achieve the goals. What should you as a leader do to align your people, get their buy-in, get the strategy implemented, and reinforce the attitudes and behaviors that contribute to flawless execution? WHO should attend? Senior executives who lead change and strategy implementation in their companies. They must align multiple levels, divisions and locations to achieve strategic objectives. HOW will you benefit? As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be better able to lead strategy implementation and change. You will have a plan for aligning your people to deliver on your customer value proposition. WHAT will you learn and practice? This is a flexible workshop, continuously updated as business trends change, and adjusted to the concerns of each participant group. Time will be set aside every day for peer-to-peer coaching, where participants can share challenges and experiences. Many participants have gained valuable solutions to difficult problems by this method. Before the workshop, you will: Complete some background reading on the key concepts Prepare a very short case study about a real leadership situation and come to the workshop prepared to discuss it Gather any leadership or behavioral feedback you have received in your company You will use these to help you think about your leadership action plan Module 1 - Start with a Clear Strategy This module is about setting the context for leadership. Topics include: Global trends: The world is changing, what changes do you have to manage? Elements of a clear strategy Customer Value Proposition at the centre of mission, vision, and strategy How do your customers experience your company, and why is this? Implications of the Customer Value Proposition for leadership – the MCE Leadership for Strategy Implementation Model Creating a clear strategy implementation plan – the “Strategy House” Making your strategy crystal clear and communicating it in a way people can understand, buy into, and know what to do Segmenting your stakeholders and tailoring your strategy communication Module 2 - Align Processes and People to Strategy You will look at the hard systems in the company that influence people’s beliefs and behaviour. When the strategy changes, these things have to change too in support of the strategy; otherwise, you won’t get the change in behaviour you want. What helps people to act in support of the strategy, and what blocks them, or encourages them to do something else? What can you do about it? Performance metrics Setting the right KPIs Cascading objectives Performance management systems Individual performance management Aligning compensation and reward systems Processes and Structure Best structures for different strategies Different business process methodologies Business process improvement Keeping things simple Using the Net Promoter Score to measure customer loyalty – a key performance measure and driver of process improvement to deliver value to the customer Applying to your own situation Module 3 - You as Leader You will focus more on the “soft systems” in the company – how do values, behaviour and culture help or hurt strategy implementation? What is your personal style and how can you use it to align your people? Talent, competencies, and mindsets needed for different strategies New strategy implementation as a change management programme The role of the top team in setting the example Building coalitions for change Your leadership style and behavior Exemplary leadership practices Motivating diverse teams and organizations Module 4 - Getting into Action You will compile your learning into a personal action plan for implementation on your return, informed by feedback from the workshop facilitator and from your peers. Practice communicating your implementation plan as you would to your staff How to make strategy actionable Managing complexity, scale and pace Managing multiple projects and setting priorities Managing risks to implementation [-]

Negotiating Effectively

MCE Management Centre Europe
Campus Full time 3 days March 2017 Belgium Brussels France Paris + 2 more

This workshop provides you with the negotiation skills to deal with business situations – from everyday negotiation situations to more complex deal-making – and to get better results in every situation. [+]

Best Course Studies in Strategic Leadership 2017. Mid-level Managers WHY attend this programme? This workshop provides you with the negotiation skills to deal with business situations – from everyday negotiation situations to more complex deal-making – and to get better results in every situation. This is a core skill for any management career. WHO should attend? This workshop is intended for experienced managers of every function, both line and support, who recognize the need to negotiate their way to achieving objectives in today's complex organizations. Participants should already have a basic level of negotiation skill to get the most out of this workshop. HOW will you benefit? As a result of participating on this workshop, you will be better able to influence the world around you and come to workable deals that lead to better business value for everyone involved. WHAT will you learn and practice? The workshop will be largely practice-oriented. You'll be able to practice the techniques in engaging role plays and business simulations, with feedback from your facilitators and fellow participants on your effectiveness. Day 1 Quick review of the basics Just to make sure everyone is on the same page, we’ll review Skills and competencies of a good negotiator Different types of negotiation situation Basic concepts (win-win vs. win-lose, BATNA, ZOPA, etc) Evaluating the situation: when to negotiate and when not The Negotiation Process You know negotiation is a process, but it’s easy to lose sight of the different stages and techniques for each stage when you’re in the heat of the discussion. We’ll look at the challenges of each stage, what tends to go wrong and best practice in setting it right. Stage 1: Setting goals Stage 2: Research interests and alternatives of both parties Stage 3: Plan strategy Stage 4: Exchanging information Stage 5: Opening the negotiation Stage 6: Bargaining to create highest value Stage 7: Closing with real commitment to the deal Day 2 Negotiation Strategy and Techniques You’ll go more into depth in setting the right negotiation strategy in line with the goal you want to achieve and the context in which you are dealing. Negotiating/conflict handling styles - you vs. others and how the styles interact Choosing a negotiation style appropriate for the situation Creative bargaining – identifying opportunities for win-win Negotiation tactics and techniques for different situations (strong hand, weak hand, etc) Cross-cultural negotiations Defending yourself against high-pressure negotiation tactics Team negotiation exercise Day 3 Handling Yourself in a Negotiation One of the most daunting aspects of negotiation is managing the relationship with the other party, managing your emotions and impulses, and steadily working toward the goal. Through some theory and more practical application you will learn: Assertiveness and conflict management skills Managing the relationship Managing your emotions and behaviour, and keeping everyone focused on positive outcomes throughout the negotiation process Building credibility and reputation for fair dealing Different schools of ethics Complex, multi-party negotiation exercise [-]

Strategic Leadership (Nonprofit Management Programs)

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Campus Part time 3 days September 2017 USA Evanston

Nonprofit leaders need skills necessary to think and act strategically in translating mission into objectives, developing plans and programs to accomplish objectives, and to implement plans and programs. This program will address the needs of those responsible for leading major organizational change to better understand and manage the strategic planning process. [+]

Change is the only constant in today\'s global, knowledge-based economy. Nonprofit leaders need skills necessary to think and act strategically in translating mission into objectives, developing plans and programs to accomplish objectives, and to implement plans and programs.

 

This program will address the needs of those responsible for leading major organizational change to better understand and manage the strategic planning process.

Proven models for understanding the change process and implementing change in organizations Examples of effective change agents in a leadership role Opportunity to discuss and apply learning to their own situations and within their organizations ... [-]