Organizational Leadership Specialization

Started Dec 11

Organizational Leadership Specialization

Organizational Leadership Specialization

Successfully Lead in an Ever-Changing Business Environment. Master key strategies to successfully lead an organizational change effort in just five courses plus a final capstone project.

About This Specialization

Equip yourself to successfully lead organizations through clarity of purpose and effective collaboration — by building and motivating teams; designing and delivering powerful stories; developing strategies to appropriately influence; understanding underlying customer analytics and applying innovative approaches to deliver impact. How do aspiring managers succeed in an ever-changing business environment? How do they lead different groups to action? This specialization equips aspiring managers to lead change and leverage different roles and functions within for-profit institutions to create lasting value in the marketplace. Throughout the five courses, we will explore how great leaders assess themselves and lead collaborative teams that effectively manage negotiations and conflict. We will discover how leaders communicate through storytelling and employ other communication strategies to influence. Furthermore, we will learn how organizations start with the clarity of purpose that comes from an understanding of customers’ needs, including leveraging data analytics, and use that focus to drive the design of products and services to meet those needs effectively. At the end of the coursework, students will create a capstone project that allows them to apply what they have learned. Each of the individual courses can be audited for free: 1-High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation, 2-Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling, 3-Leadership Through Social Influence, 4-Leadership Through Marketing, 5-Leadership Through Design Innovation.

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courses
6 courses

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projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

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Certificates

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Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation

    Current session: Dec 11
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Are leaders born or made? Learn the essential skills to develop and expand your leadership repertoire, design teams for collaboration, and craft win-win negotiation strategies. High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Neg
  2. COURSE 2

    Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling

    Current session: Dec 11
    Subtitles
    English, Vietnamese

    About the Course

    Storytelling is an essential part of leadership. Effective leaders communicate to inspire talent to excel; to partner with investors and communities; to engage with customers and clients and to grow their impact in the world as part of
  3. COURSE 3

    Leadership Through Social Influence

    Current session: Dec 11
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course will provide learners with a systematic general framework for analyzing persuasive influence situations. Learners will be able to identify different challenges faced by persuaders and to fashion appropriate strategies for addressi
  4. COURSE 4

    Leadership Through Marketing

    Current session: Dec 10
    Commitment
    3 weeks, 1 - 2 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The success of every organization depends on attracting and retaining customers. Although the marketing concepts for doing so are well established, digital technology has empowered customers, while producing massive amounts of data, revolutioni
  5. COURSE 5

    Leadership Through Design Innovation

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

    About the Course

    Today’s workplace calls for a new style of leadership to embolden and accelerate innovation. Design offers a novel way to discover market opportunities, experiment to validate concepts and mitigate risk, and deliver value to all stakeholders. Thi
  6. COURSE 6

    Organizational Leadership Capstone

    Current session: Dec 11
    Commitment
    8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    The capstone project consists of a case study that must be addressed to complete the specialization. In the case study, you will be asked to assume the role of the incoming chief executive officer of a fictitious privately held medical device

Creators

  • Northwestern University

    Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries.

  • Elizabeth Gerber

    Elizabeth Gerber

    Associate Professor, Co-director of the Research Cluster at the Segal Design Institute
  • Leigh Thompson

    Leigh Thompson

    J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations
  • Daniel J. O’Keefe

    Daniel J. O’Keefe

    Owen L. Coon Professor
  • Ernest Duplessis

    Ernest Duplessis

    Faculty
  • Pam Daniels

    Pam Daniels

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Design Innovator in Residence
  • Greg Carpenter

    Greg Carpenter

    James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy, Director of the Center for Market Leadership, Faculty Director, Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI)
  • Sanjay Khosla

    Sanjay Khosla

    Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
  • Hud Englehart

    Hud Englehart

    Faculty
  • Florian Zettelmeyer

    Florian Zettelmeyer

    Nancy L. Ertle Professor of Marketing, Director, Program on Data Analytics at Kellogg
  • Greg Holderfield

    Greg Holderfield

    Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Clinical Associate Professor of Design, Director of the Segal Design Institute, Co-Director of the MMM Program
  • Barbara O'Keefe

    Barbara O'Keefe

    Dean of the School of Communication; Professor of Communication Studies; Annenberg University Professor
  • Tom Collinger

    Tom Collinger

    Executive Director Spiegel Research Center
  • Candy Lee

    Candy Lee

    Professor
  • Ed Colgate

    Ed Colgate

    Allen and Johnnie Breed University Design Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Engineering Design and Innovation Masters Program at the Segal Design Institute

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