Course Description

It is a big decision to transition from an individual contributor to a manager and leader. Leadership is a life-long pursuit and a great responsibility. It is ultimately a way of being and behaving that inspires others to pursue a vision of the future. Fortunately, with enough passion and dedication, anyone can develop leadership and management skills. This course will introduce the foundational principles and skills necessary to successfully begin the leadership journey.

Course Outline

Topics covered  
  • Defining leadership and management
  • Why leadership and management are different skills
  • Opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges of being a leader
  • Transitioning from an individual contributor to a leader and manager
  • Leading oneself, leading a team, and leading a business
  • Core leadership competencies
  • Self-awareness
  • Growth mindset and the ability to learn
  • Establishing influence
  • Setting a vision
  • Understanding the current reality
  • Strategic planning
  • Creating an organizational culture
  • Communication (Coaching, feedback, active listening)
  • Empathy and building trust
  • Leading change
  • Managing performance

Learner Outcomes

 At the end of the course, participants will be able to:  
  • Define leadership/management and explain the difference
  • Recognize the key elements of transitioning into a leadership role
  • Demonstrate enhanced self-awareness
  • Evaluate strengths and development opportunities as it pertains to core leadership skills
  • Design an ongoing leadership development journey


Outreach College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is valid for 7.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


Who should attend?

  • Newly promoted managers and leaders
  • High-potential employees identified as future leaders
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Current leaders looking to brush up on the basics
  • Anyone interested in pursuing a leadership role

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Series


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Section Title
Learning to lead - Fundamentals of Leadership
8:30AM to 4:00PM
Mar 23, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $519.00
Potential Discount(s) or Surcharge(s)
Section Notes

The course will be held via Zoom. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click on the link, which will be provided to you prior to the online seminar. You will also receive a digit-number (Meeting ID) and password, which are necessary to join the online classroom.

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