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CHOOSE FROM 14 IVY LEAGUE CERTIFICATES
4 COURSES
  • Embracing the Basics of Business Law
  • Structuring Business Agreements for Success
  • Exploring Specialty Areas of Business Law
  • Working with Legal Professionals
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Any person in business who needs to better understand business-related legal issues and who wants to work effectively with legal professionals
  • The content may be especially appropriate for mid-level business leaders in large companies and senior business people in startups

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
6 COURSES

Core Courses:

  • Navigating Power Relationships
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Leading Strategic Change Initiatives
  • Leading Organizational Change


Elective Courses (Choose 2 from the list below):

  • Leading Collaborative Teams
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Leading Across Cultures
  • Coaching Skills for Leaders
  • Motivating People to Higher Performance
  • Quality and Service Excellence
  • Planning and Delivering Effective Presentations
  • Leading with Credibility
  • Leading for Creativity and Innovation
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Professionals with three or more years of experience who are working in, or aspiring toward, leadership roles
  • Mid- to upper-level managers, high potentials, and senior leaders

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
4 COURSES

3 Core Courses:

  • Diagnosing Workplace Conflict
  • Applying a Problem-Solving Approach to Conflict
  • Leading Challenging Conversations

Choose 1 Elective:

  • Leading Across Cultures
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Addressing Workplace Behavior Issues
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Team managers and supervisors
  • Anyone interacting in professional settings who needs to effectively resolve conflict.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
6 COURSES
  • Problem-Solving Using Evidence and Critical Thinking
  • Making a Convincing Case for Your Solution
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Navigating Power Relationships
  • Interpreting the Behavior of Others
  • Applying Strategic Influence
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Leaders in any industry with 2-10+ years experience
  • Mid-level professionals looking to improve and expand their influence and move into leadership roles, or VP or C-level executives interested in continuing to grow as leaders
  • Managers who make or request investments in resources, improvements in processes, or changes in priorities
  • Consultants or analyists who make recommendations, or engineers and designers leading projects
  • Anyone whose work involves devising, proposing, and defending evidence-based solutions to problems

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
4 COURSES
  • Improving Engagement
  • Counteracting Unconscious Bias
  • Diversity and Inclusion at Work
  • Fostering an Inclusive Climate
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Team managers and supervisors
  • Executives responsible for strategic culture efforts
  • Anyone interested in creating an inclusive and supportive culture that promotes equal opportunities and treatment of employees

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
6 COURSES
  • Strengths-Based Engineering Leadership
  • Values-Based Engineering Leadership
  • Decision-Making Skills for Engineering Leaders
  • Collaborative Communication for Engineering Leaders
  • Courageous Communication for Engineering Leaders
  • Influence and Motivation for Engineering Leaders
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Emerging and experienced engineering leaders
  • Early to mid-career engineers looking to move into a leadership role
  • Business leaders who work with engineers and technology professionals
  • Graduate students transitioning from an academic track to an industry track

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
8 COURSES

Core Courses:

  • Quality and Service Excellence
  • Leading Collaborative Teams
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Leading with Credibility
  • Motivating People to Higher Performance
  • Coaching Skills for Leaders


Elective Courses (Choose 2 from the list below):

  • Planning and Delivering Effective Presentations
  • Leading Across Cultures
  • Leading for Creativity and Innovation
  • Leading Strategic Change Initiatives
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Navigating Power Relationships
  • Negotiation Skills

 

DESIGNED FOR:
  • Current and aspiring senior managers
  • Mid- to upper-level managers working towards a senior manager role

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
1 COURSE
  • In this single 15-week course, you'll learn to refine your public speaking skills by sharing videos of yourself, receiving constructive feedback from fellow students and experts, and developing core, lifelong skills.
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Aspiring leaders, managers, senior leaders, CEOs, and executives
  • Actors and performers
  • Anyone looking to become more effective in connecting with others through increased ease and presence when speaking in public or private

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 15 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3.5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
5 COURSES
  • Power and Gender Dynamics
  • Developing Executive Presence for Women Leaders
  • Gender Bias and Negotiation Strategies
  • The Network Effect
  • Decoding the Gender Gap in Board Membership
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Women leaders in mid- to senior-level positions (10+ years of work experience)
  • Women who hold or are interested in seeking board positions
  • Women entrepreneurs and founders
  • Male leaders seeking to better understand gender dynamics in their organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
6 COURSES

Leading Your Team (Choose 2):

  • Leading Collaborative Teams
  • Leading Across Cultures
  • Coaching Skills for Leaders
  • Motivating People to Higher Performance

 

Gaining the Advantage (Choose 2):

  • Quality and Service Excellence
  • Planning and Delivering Effective Presentations
  • Leading with Credibility
  • Leading for Creativity and Innovation


Strategy (Choose 1):

  • Leading Strategic Change Initiatives
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Leading Organizational Change

 

Negotiations (Choose 1):

  • Navigating Power Relationships
  • Negotiation Skills
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Mid- to upper-level managers
  • Professionals with over 3 years experience

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
7 CORE COURSES
  • Becoming a Powerful Leader
  • Building High-Performing Teams
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Managing Team Performance
  • Managing Time and Priorities
  • Effective Hiring and Interviewing
  • Addressing Workplace Behavior Issues
DESIGNED FOR:
  • New and lower-level managers with under three years of experience
  • Individuals wishing to move into a management role

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3.5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
5COURSES
  • Building High-Performing Virtual Teams
  • Launching Virtual Team Projects
  • Virtual Communication, Constructive Conflict, and Collaboration
  • Decision-Making and Accountability on Virtual Teams
  • Diversity and Cross-Cultural Teams
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Leaders and executives in any industry who are leading or launching remote project teams in an organization
  • Individual contributors to virtual or remote teams who aspire to a leadership role
  • Consultants who are brought in to support a project-based team remotely or virtually

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
6 COURSES
  • The Psychology of Getting Things Done
  • Identifying and Managing Emotions
  • Interpreting the Behavior of Others
  • Mastering the Essentials of Influence
  • Applying Strategic Influence
  • Designing an Effective Team Structure
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Any manager or individual contributor who needs to be more effective in interacting with colleagues, clients, direct reports, and superiors
  • Ideal for individuals who need to get things done through others

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
6 COURSES
  • Leadership Skills and Traits in Public Organizations
  • Assessing Your Public Sector Organization
  • Motivating Public Sector Employees
  • Public Sector Leadership Strategies
  • Goal Setting in Public Sector Organizations
  • Leading Public Sector Teams to Success
DESIGNED FOR:
  • People who work in or with public service, public policy organizations, non-profits, education institutions, NGOs, or law enforcement organizations
  • Leaders, aspiring leaders, and staff who are engaged with government at any level

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
5 COURSES
  • Discovering Sales Growth Opportunities
  • Getting the Most From Your Sales Efforts
  • Winning With Your Key Accounts
  • Sales Negotiation to Maximize Value
  • Managing Sales Performance for Growth
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Frontline sales representatives and managers focused on growth strategies that sales team members can implement every day
  • Organizational leaders interested in an overview of the latest strategies sales teams are using

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
5 COURSES
  • Building Leadership Character
  • Authenticity, Integrity, and Accountability
  • Courage, Humility, and Compassion
  • Developing a Culture of Empowerment
  • Leading with Credibility
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Informal or formal leaders at any level in an organization
  • Religious and faith-based leaders
  • Humanitarian, non-profit, and NGO leaders
  • Anyone who is part of a work team and can influence others

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
5 COURSES
  • Leading in a VUCA World
  • Developing and Communicating Vision and Strategy
  • Building Great Teams
  • Setting Internal and External Conditions for Success
  • Preparing for the Future
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Leaders and executives at all levels, in any industry

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2.5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
5 COURSES
  • Women in Leadership: Navigating The Double Bind
  • Women in Leadership: Negotiation Skills
  • Women in Leadership: Using Emotional Intelligence to Drive Results
  • Women in Leadership: Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Women in Leadership: Outsmart the Work-Life Balance
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Women who are mid- to-senior level managers
  • Women who aspire to move into leadership roles and have a minimum 3-5 years professional experience

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 3.5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led

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