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At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.
Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Business. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as business communication, marketing, finance, human resources and international business.
Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!
*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Undergraduate Business Courses
LDR 2125 Leadership Communication
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.