Certificate in Leadership

Course Overview

Certificate in Leadership course iconWhat is leadership and why is it important? How does a leader encourage change without triggering fearful resistance? What are the key elements to leading an effective team? What is the role of charisma in leadership? How can a leader achieve work-life balance? This suite of courses addresses all of these questions and many more.

Based on D. Quinn Mills’ book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, the courses in this suite offer advice on leadership that can help you stand out as a leader among your peers. Video segments introduce Dr. Mills and other leaders who discuss such issues as how leaders become leaders, leadership ethics, and the differences between leaders, managers, and administrators.

Each self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you consider how your own attitudes toward leadership might promote or impede your leadership success. On average, students complete the certification in 20 hours (average completion time, actual time may vary).

No prerequisites for this certification.

Course Description

Part 1
Introduction to Leadership
Part 2
Leading and Managing Change
Part 3
Leading Teams
Part 4
Body Language for Leaders
Part 5
Leaders and Work-Life Balance

Learning Outcomes

  • Define leadership and the skills and characteristics needed for effective practice in teams and organizations 
  • Compare and contrast common theories of leadership
  • Describe how interpersonal skills contribute to effective leadership
  • Examine how non-verbal communication and body language influence leadership practices
  • Identify strategies for establishing and maintaining an ethical culture through effective leadership
  • Evaluate methods for leading and motivating teams
  • Evaluate methods for managing conflict 
  • Identify the role that leaders play in initiating and managing change within organizations 
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Certification Requirements

Successful completion of the following:

  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Leaders and Work-Life Balance
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Leading Teams
  • Body Language for Leaders

Upon completing these requirements, you will be awarded Acuity Institute’s Leadership Certification. Certification from Acuity Institute includes a Digital Badge. Acuity Institute has partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide this digital version of your certificate.

What is a Digital Badge?

A digital badge is a verified graphic representation of your Acuity certificate. It is embedded with data that provides context, meaning, and details of the certification you earned. The digital badge is provided at no cost to you.

 

Benefits to claiming your digital badge include:

  • Easily share your digital badge on social and professional media, link to it from any email or document, add it to an email signature, and embed it in a blog or website
  • Your certification can be verified online in real time with just one click
  • Access labor market insights that relate your skills to jobs

Technical Requirements for accessing Acuity Institute’s Content

Viewing Online Content on a Desktop or Laptop

  • Internet Browser – Most recent version of Google Chrome is recommended (while our content is accessible from many other browsers, we find that other browsers may provide an inconsistent viewing experience)
  • A high speed internet connection
  • Sound capability on your computer (speakers or headphones)
  • If your browser does not support HTML5 (which most browsers do), the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player is required (free software)

Viewing Online Content on Tablets and Smartphones – Please note, since tablets and smartphones typically have smaller screens, certain content may be difficult to view

  • iPads using Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later (iPad generation 3 or later is required)
  • iPhones using Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later (iPhone generation 5 or later is required)

Accessing Downloadable Content

  • Course eBooks – Adobe Reader (free software), or equivalent PDF viewing software
  • Course Toolkit Templates – Microsoft Office 2010 or later
  • Using SigmaXL Statistical Analysis Software – Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and and Excel 2016 (Excel 365) with latest service packs installed, this includes Microsoft Vista with Service Pack (SP) 3, or later operating system (Windows 10 compatible). 1 GB of RAM or greater memory and 100 MB of available hard-disk space on your computer.

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Instructor Support

Icon of a person on a laptop screen.Acuity Institute wants the learning experience to be as supportive and engaging as possible, we are here to help you succeed. We understand the importance of having a place to ask questions to the experts about tools and techniques, exercises, project work or general technical support. During training, students can submit questions to instructors through Acuity Institute’s Help Desk. Responses are provided to student questions in one business day or less. If questions and/or answers are complex, an Acuity Institute instructor will schedule a one-on-one phone meeting with the student to review the question/answer.

IACET Continuing Education Units (Accreditation)

IACET Accredited ProviderAcuity Institute has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Acuity Institute has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of our Authorized Provider membership status, Acuity Institute is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards. The primary purpose of a CEU is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed one or more significant non-credit educational experiences.

2 IACET Continuing Education Units are provided upon successful completion of this course.

PMI® Professional Development Units

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Acuity Institute is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Being an Authorized Training Partner allows Acuity Institute to grant Professional Development Units (PDUs) to customers who complete our qualified programs. As an Authorized Training Partner, Acuity Institute has agreed to abide by the PMI® established quality assurance criteria. PMI® is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

20 PMI® Professional Development Units are provided upon successful completion of this course.

Blended Learning Training

In addition to e-Learning courses, Acuity Institute offers customized Blended Learning training options for corporations.

Acuity’s Blended Learning training combines online training with live, facilitated workshops facilitated by one of Acuity Institute’s leading industry facilitators. This model provides two benefits for your team:

  1. Reduces the time spent in the classroom, away from other responsibilities
  2. Provides learner access to the training to learn at their own pace and review the content as often as they need

The live workshops are focused on the practical application of the methodology and tools in the workplace environment. The number of workshops and the schedule for workshops can be modified to meet your team’s needs. Contact our team to learn more about Blended Learning for your team.

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