Leadership Toolkit for Working Professionals
School: Vanderbilt University
Registration Link: REGISTER HERE
Start Date: February 2017
Workload: No specified.
Instructors: Ray Friedman, Rangaraj Ramanujam, Kimberly Pace
Credentials: A prolific researcher and author, Friedman is the Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he focuses on negotiation and conflict management. A Ph.D. from Stanford, Friedman previously taught at Harvard Business School. Ramanujam specializes in organizational operations and health care at Vanderbilt, with his research featured in outlets like the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Science, and Medical Care. Pace is a professor for the practice of communication at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Before entering academia, she worked as a communication consultant, marketing manager, and an on-air talent on television and radio.
Graded: After completing the course, students can earn a signed Statement of Accomplishment from the instructor.
Description: Normally, education and talent aren’t the factors that doom careers. Instead, success often hinges on more fundamental skills like the ability to communicate, execute, and build trust. That’s one reason why professionals are often considered brands. They are associated with certain qualities that establish what you can expect from them. In this course, students will look into the mirror to learn how others view them, both in terms of strengths and weaknesses. Divided into three modules (self management, managing others, and change management), the course will focus on areas like body language, reputation maintenance, decision marketing, presenting for impact, and team building to help students build personal brands that convey expertise, steadiness, and authenticity.
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Additional Note: This is the final course in Vanderbilt’s Business Essentials for Managers specialization. To learn more about this course and register for it, click here.