Leadership Essentials

Course Code
leadership

Discover the transformative power of the popular Leadership Essentials Certificate (LEC) program, tailored to your unique learning journey. With only five elective units to complete in any sequence, this program will equip you with the vital leadership skills required for high-impact roles in any function. Delve into self-awareness, understand your professional environment, and decode the dynamics of those around you. This program is designed for technical professionals aspiring to lead, communicate, inspire, and take action effectively. Elevate your leadership and communicative prowess with Caltech CTME's Leadership Essentials Certificate Program.

  • Start Date N/A
  • Time N/A
  • Duration 80 Hours
  • Program Type Open-Enrollment/Public
  • Certificate Type FlexCert
  • Format Self-Paced Online
  • CEUs 8
  • PDUs 80
  • Fees $6,550

Discover the transformative power of the popular Leadership Essentials Certificate (LEC) program, tailored to your unique learning journey. With only five elective units to complete in any sequence, this program will equip you with the vital leadership skills required for high-impact roles in any function. Delve into self-awareness, understand your professional environment, and decode the dynamics of those around you. This program is designed for technical professionals aspiring to lead, communicate, inspire, and take action effectively. Elevate your leadership and communicative prowess with Caltech CTME's Leadership Essentials Certificate Program.

Leadership Essentials

Program Experience

The Leadership Essentials Certificate Program catalyzes the development of emerging leaders by equipping them with essential leadership skills such as communicating clearly and forcefully, understanding different leadership styles, providing clear direction and motivation, and cultivating effective and collaborative team culture. Students learn from industry leaders how to formulate a unique vision for success—and how to implement transformational goals using critical skills: building high-performance teams, influencing others to action and negotiating strategically.

This modular series program allows you the option to build the right competencies at the right time. Complete any five short courses to design your own experience, tailoring a certificate for your specific needs. FlexCert offers personalized learning options for your certificate in Advanced Project Management, Leadership Essentials, or Future Skills Academy.  Choose relevant topics, pace your learning, and enhance skills aligned with career goals, providing flexibility and choice.

Pre-recorded lectures are on-demand to fit your busy schedule. Instructors may host live office hours or reviews online, which you can attend at your option. Each course is available for four weeks and takes about 16 hours of effort to complete, including readings and assignments.

Benefits

In our leadership courses, you will increase your knowledge and skills for creating a compelling vision, building high-performance teams, influencing others to action, and negotiating strategically.

Some of the benefits participants discover:

  • Assess your personal leadership style and skills
  • Write and present with clear logic and structure
  • Provide positive team direction and motivation
  • Develop a collaborative team culture and reduce conflict
  • Enhance team problem-solving and decision-making
  • Influence without alienating or without authority
  • Manage the balance of power in a negotiation

With a FlexCert certificate for Leadership Essentials, you are empowered with personalization. Complete only five courses to obtain a Caltech certificate that fits your specific goals. You can select topics most relevant to your career, learn at a pace that suits your lifestyle, and develop skills that align with your professional goals. This flexibility and choice enable you to tailor your education to your needs, creating a truly unique learning experience from Caltech CTME.

Topics
  • Leading Organizational change
  • Your personal mindset regarding change
  • The impacts of change – personal, project, organizational
  • Entrepreneurial Motivation
  • Stages of the Entrepreneurial Process
  • Cognitive and Unconscious Biases
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • VPS model for Individual Growth
  • OrGro model for Organizational Growth
  • Productivity, Expectations and Perspective
  • Resilience
  • Dealing with uncertainty
  • Neuroscience of fear
  • Growth from the inside out

Hours and Credits: Participants will earn 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each two-day course attended.

Complete only five courses to obtain a Caltech certificate that fits your specific goals.

Who Should Attend

Whether you’re looking to improve your core leadership skills or desire to develop the tools needed to implement change in your organization, this program is designed to address those needs wherever you are in your career. As a technical professional growing in your career, or those who aspire to roles of "chief engineer" or "chief scientist," the need for leadership skills are vital to be effective.

Schedule
Course Self-Paced Online

Entrepreneurial Leadership

April 1 - April 28

Critical Communications: Storytelling & Presentations

April 29 - May 26

Leading Organizational Change

May 13 - May 27

Amp Me Up!

May 27 - June 23

Pivot to Thrive

June 10 - July 7

Crisis Leadership

June 24 - July 21
Managing Without Authority

August 5 - September 1

Included Courses

Managing Without Authority
Managing Without Authority

Leadership without authority—the ability to influence and motivate others to perform successfully—is dependent upon balancing behavior through credibility and trust, while facilitating problem-solving and creating an environment where inclusion and opportunity are encouraged. Build your influence as an agent for change in your company. 

Aug
05
  • Self-Paced Online
  • FlexCert
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial leaders work to inspire their teams to greatness while recognizing the unique capabilities of each individual in their team. They motivate through example, demonstrating that reaching a goal is possible with hard work, courage and dedication. Creating a culture of cooperation and collaboration empowers teams to strive further and make meanginful contributions. Build confidence as the leader who sees the possibilities for growth and can build trust and communicate the vision for purposeful execution.

Aug
19
  • Self-Paced Online
  • FlexCert
Critical Communications: Storytelling & Presentations
Critical Communications: Storytelling & Presentations

Motivating and persuading your colleagues and customers through storytelling is a powerful way to bring about impactful change and growth. It's important for leaders to understand their audience's needs and preferences so they can provide an approach that  resonates with them. At its core, storytelling is about articulating a story and building a presentation that captures your audience's attention, imagination and engagement. It can be used to build relationships, influence decisions, solve problems, and create meaningful connections between people.

Sep
16
  • Self-Paced Online
  • None
Leading Organizational Change
Leading Organizational Change

To meet new demands in an evolving marketplace, businesses are wise to adapt. The obstacles to make changes can prove formidable; and companies often strive to see a sustainable value from their change effort. Leading these efforts requires the ability to select and implement strategies to overcome resistance, identify the organizational needs and translate them into impactful results. Arm yourself with the tools needed to grow your leadership role in these changing times. 

Sep
30
  • Self-Paced Online
  • FlexCert
Amp Me Up!
Amp Me Up!

How do you create a highly productive team that exceeds your organization's goal? Building such a team requires thorough, purpose-driven development combined with nurturing and fostering best practices and key characteristics. This specialized group of colleagues leverage their practiced skills, diverse perspectives and professional expertise to achieve solid, resilient and clear results. Through a collaboration of a shared sense of purpose, your team will create new standards of excellence.

Oct
14
  • Self-Paced Online
  • FlexCert
Pivot to Thrive
Pivot to Thrive

When the going gets tough, the tough pivot. Whether you're a solopreneur consultant or a large corporate brand, the same advice applies: Your team must pivot to survive and, more importantly, thrive. Many organizations implement new steps in productivity or turn to collaboration and communication solutions, while others adapt their business technology,  upgrade operations or improve their data solutions. The ability to change, with speed and accuracy, to meet emerging opportunities and challenges is imperative for your team. The ability to pivot starts with a personal committment to adopt a growth mindset of resiliency and flexibility, leaning away from fear and stagnation and constructively redirecting self-determination.

Oct
28
  • Self-Paced Online
  • FlexCert

Instructors

Photo of Tim Boyd

Tim Boyd

Leadership, Systems Engineering, Project Management

Photo of Galina Knopman

Galina Knopman

Leadership and Organizational Development

Photo of David Shostak

David Shostak

Systems Engineering, Aerospace Project Management