Be a Leader, Develop a Leader
School: Case Western Reserve University
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Start Date: February 13, 2017 (4 Weeks Long)
Workload: 3-4 Hours Per Week
Instructors: Ronald Fry, Melvin Smith, Ellen VanOosten, Diana Billmoria, Richard Boyatzis
Credentials: Fry is a professor of organizational behavior at Case Western Researve’s Weatherford School of Management, where his research and teaching focuses on group dynamics, systemic change management, and interpersonal dynamics. The co-creator of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) method, Fry holds a Ph.D. from MIT.
Dr. Bilimoria chairs the organizational behavior department at Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management. A prolific author and researcher who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, such as Weatherhead’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 and the Best Professor in Organizational Behavior from the World Education Congress in 2o12. Her research focuses on gender diversity in leadership and organizational transformation.
Smith serves as the faculty director of executive of executive education at Case Western Reserve University, where he also teaches courses in the department of organizational behavior. His interests center on leadership and emotional intelligence. Before entering academia, he spent nearly two decades in Fortune 500 leadership, including sales and marketing leadership roles at HJ Heinz and the Pepsi Bottling Group. He holds a Ph.D. from the University’s Katz Graduate School of Business.
VanOosten is the Director of the Coaching Research Lab, along with being an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior there. Her research interests include executive development, experiential learning and emotional intelligence. Outside of the classroom, she is an executive coach whose clients include Fifth Third Bank and Sherwin Williams. She earned her Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve in 2012.
Boyatzis teaches leadership, change management, emotional and social intelligence, and coaching at Case Western Reserve University. A highly-regarded author, Boyatzis was ranked as the ninth-most influential thinker in a survey by HR Magazine. A pioneer in Intentional Change Theory (ICT), Boyatzis also co-authored the international best-seller Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee. He has taught at the university for 27 years and has earned the school’s Distinguished University Professor Award and the John Diekhoff Award for Graduate Student Teaching. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard.
Graded: After completing the course, students can earn a signed Statement of Accomplishment from the instructor.
Description: The capstone of a five course series, this MOOC builds upons the concepts from the previous four courses, including developing emotional intelligence, stress management, sustained learning, leadership identity, career development, conducting coaching, finding balance, and the basics of appreciative inquiry.
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Additional Note: This is the final course of a five course specialization called Inspired Leadership from Case Western Reserve University. To learn more about these courses and register for them, click here.