Best Business MOOCs For November


High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork and Negotiation

School: Northwestern University

Platform: Coursera

Start Date: November 2, 2015 (3 Weeks Long)

Workload: Not Specified

Enrollment Link: High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork and Negotiation

Instructor: Leigh Thompson

Credentials: After earning her Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern, Thompson returned to her alma mater in 1995, where she is the J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations. In addition to her teaching and research, which focuses on negotiation, creativity, decision-making and collaboration, Thompson is also the director of the Kellogg Team and Group Research Center, the Kellogg Leading High Impact Teams Executive program and the Constructive Collaboration Executive program.

DescriptionLeadership comes naturally – for a select few. For most it is a skill that requires self-awareness, practice, and diligence. In this course, students will learn what leadership is and what it isn’t, with special focus on teamwork and negotiation skills. In particular, the course will cover leadership styles, emotional and organizational intelligence, decision-making, people savvy, goal setting, conflict resolution, listening and persuasion, and team-building. The content will be delivered through videos and readings, with mastery evaluated through quizzes and peer reviewed assignments, which include developing team charter sand negotiation planning documents.

Additional Note: Students can choose to explore course videos, discussions, and ungraded assignments for free, but they won’t be able to submit graded assignments, earn a certificate, or complete a specialization without paying a $79 fee.

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