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Human Resources: Practical Leadership

Enhanced leadership skills can help you establish credibility and influence others. Explore the techniques and theories behind leading, managing and motivating your colleagues or employees. And discover how becoming a better leader means cultivating an ethical environment within your organization at the personal and professional level.

Skills you'll learn

  • Model leadership behaviors critical to cultural congruency and organizational success
  • Apply coaching and mentoring skills critical to employee development
  • Apply emotional intelligence practices to motivate people and achieve organizational outcomes
  • Apply strategies to lead and focus employees in complex, disruptive and unpredictable situations

Skill modules

Culturally Transformative Leadership Behaviors

    • Fundamental Elements of Leadership
    • Developing a Positive Team Culture
    • Models of Leadership Behavior
    • Ethical Leadership

Coaching and Mentoring

    • Fundamentals of Coaching and Mentoring
    • Establishing a Mentorship Program
    • Planning and Implementing Effective Mentoring
    • Coach or Mentor?

EQ for the Workplace

    • Fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
    • Understanding Self-Awareness as a Leader
    • Strategies for Successful Leadership
    • Emotional Intelligence Training

Leading Through Difficult Times

    • Resilience, Motivation, and Communication
    • Leading Through Chaos
    • Effective Leadership Through Turbulent Times
    • Leadership Truths: Coping When the Going Gets Tough

Showcase your achievement

Share your Certificate of Completion and Professional Development Badge by uploading them to your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn®² , when you’ve successfully completed your course with a score of 85% or higher.

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Frequently asked questions

The Human Resources: Practical Leadership Skills Pathway may be right for you if you have an interest in learning more about managing employees and influencing others. This Skills Pathway could also help you grow your career in the HR field.

By purchasing this Human Resources: Practical Leadership Skills Pathway, you are taking the first step in growing your workplace leadership skills. You should purchase this Skills Pathway if you’re interested in learning theories and best practices in leadership and persuasion.

No application is necessary. Everyone is welcome to the Brave Conversations in the Workplace Skills Pathway.

All levels and skillsets are welcome to take the Human Resources: Practical Leadership non-college-credit Skills Pathway. There are no prerequisites for this Skills Pathway.

The Human Resources: Practical Leadership Skills Pathway has four modules comprised of subjects like “Developing Culture through Modeling.” Each module has a knowledge check and brief assessment to validate your skills. You can expect the Skills Pathway to take about 4 hours, and all Skills Pathways are 100% online and self-paced.

A Skills Pathway is a series of skills that can be learned over a period of time.

Prebuilt Pathway: A series of two or more existing skill modules that’s ready to launch today.

  • Training Pathway: A series of two or more one-hour skill modules that does not prepare employees for a certification exam or help them earn recertification credits.
  • Certification Pathway: Completing this Prebuilt Pathway can help employees prepare for a third-party certification exam.
  • Recertification Pathway: Completing this Prebuilt Pathway can help employees earn recertification credits for a specific agency such as SHRM® and HRCI®.

Tailored Skills Pathway: Select multiple existing skill modules to create this Pathway. Skill modules and assessments can be modified slightly to accommodate the needs of your business.

Custom Skills Pathway: Our team will build completely new skill modules and assessments for your business and workforce.

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