Our leadership programs provide professionals working at different levels in their respective fields the knowledge they need to upskill and advance in their current or desired organizations. Students in this program will learn the key elements of effective leadership, such as team building, communication, and coaching. Students will also explore the different types of leaders they are and how to strengthen the collaboration and productivity of the teams they lead or will lead in the future.
What 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.
Communicating effectively is vital in both personal and professional settings. Sharpen your skills with these self-paced courses and certificates in writing, grammar, public speaking, presentation, and business communication. Form persuasive arguments, make compelling presentations, write error-free emails and documents, and increase your impact as a skilled communicator.
Most businesses today operate on the global scale. The International Trade program delves into the five realms of global trade, such as documentation, legal and regulatory, compliance, intercultural awareness, technology, and resources. The suite of courses prepares learners to take NASBITE's Certified Global Business Professional™ exam.
Nearly half of all working adults are women, and women now make up the majority of students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Despite these indications that they have the skills and education to be leaders in the workforce, women are still underrepresented in many areas, and the persistent wage gap demonstrates that their work is often undervalued. Alongside commentary from women leaders, the material also provides concrete and data-driven recommendations for advancing in your career.
The courses in this category are designed to uncover the various challenges that evidence suggests women in business are likely to face that are different (in kind or in scale) than those faced by men in business. These courses will seek to prepare learners to either start a career or to advance a career, by naming some of the systematic obstacles they might face, such as explicit discrimination, implicit bias, glass ceilings, assumptions about familial responsibilities, and share strategies for addressing those challenges.