Certificate in Leadership

Certificate in Leadership

Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership Courses

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Leadership is a 15-credit program, comprised of the following four required courses and the student’s choice of one of two available electives:

Required Courses

LDR 2125 Leadership Communication

Credits : 3

The ability to communicate effectively is probably the single most important trait a leader, supervisor, or manager can possess. This course is organized around the characteristics and concepts for developing the communication capabilities needed to be a transformational leader. The student investigates the core communication capabilities in strategy, speaking, media, and writing skills. Plus, the student learns how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, understand cultural differences, conduct productive meetings, manage global teams, create and communicate visions, lead change initiatives, and foster external relationships.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define what communications is.
  • Discuss organizational devices and decision-making styles.
  • Describe the 10 guidelines for concise communications.
  • Discuss the 20 most grammatical errors and purposes for generating
  • Discuss the eight types of oral delivery methods.
  • Illustrate the key elements of presentation preparation.
  • Explain how to properly use animation as a presentation tool.
  • Demonstrate the use of graphics and fundamental chart principles.
  • Examine the different types of leadership styles.
  • Define the “nonverbals” that hinder communications.
  • Discuss the six productive meeting questions.
  • Explain what cultural variability and differences.
  • Discuss the objectives for good communications.
  • Explain the three-phased communication plan.
  • Assess external audiences and media groups.
  • Explain how to handle and respond to a crisis situation.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Elective Courses (Choose one from below)

LDR 2125 Leadership Communication

Credits : 3

The ability to communicate effectively is probably the single most important trait a leader, supervisor, or manager can possess. This course is organized around the characteristics and concepts for developing the communication capabilities needed to be a transformational leader. The student investigates the core communication capabilities in strategy, speaking, media, and writing skills. Plus, the student learns how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, understand cultural differences, conduct productive meetings, manage global teams, create and communicate visions, lead change initiatives, and foster external relationships.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define what communications is.
  • Discuss organizational devices and decision-making styles.
  • Describe the 10 guidelines for concise communications.
  • Discuss the 20 most grammatical errors and purposes for generating
  • Discuss the eight types of oral delivery methods.
  • Illustrate the key elements of presentation preparation.
  • Explain how to properly use animation as a presentation tool.
  • Demonstrate the use of graphics and fundamental chart principles.
  • Examine the different types of leadership styles.
  • Define the “nonverbals” that hinder communications.
  • Discuss the six productive meeting questions.
  • Explain what cultural variability and differences.
  • Discuss the objectives for good communications.
  • Explain the three-phased communication plan.
  • Assess external audiences and media groups.
  • Explain how to handle and respond to a crisis situation.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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