Certificate in Organizational Leadership

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Course Overview

Many have observed that there is a leadership crisis in organizations of all types, worldwide. Marketplace and technology challenges abound in an a VUCA environment: volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. In such an environment, organizational leadership is more than just “management,” and more than just “leaders.” Yet while organizational leadership may never be easy, it can be made simple.
One way to look at leadership is as an agile function that sustains and enhances organizational outcomes.
A common understanding of organizational features and leadership competencies is necessary to maximize the potential for organizational success.

Key Takeaways

Identify organizational factors that impact productivity and outcomes: goals, culture, and structure.
Distinguish between taskfocused and relationshipfocused leadership behaviors.
Assess organizational, group, and individual readiness to change.
Match organizational leadership interventions to desired outcomes.
Apply lessons learned in leadership practice within their existing accountabilities and in service of a specific deliverable.

The Chicago School Of Professional Psychology
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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is an institution with more than 4,300 students at campuses across USA (Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science since its’ inception. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences. Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the school was the first of its kind to be named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement. Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as Business Psychology, Organizational and Industrial Psychology, Child & Adolescent Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, International Psychology, and more. The Chicago School is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

Course Outline

Leading to Produce Outcomes
→ Organizational Goals, The Results I Need to Produce This Year, and How This Course Will Help
→ Leadership: My Theory-in-Use
→ Leadership Theories: An Overview of Options
→ Matching Organizational Goals with the Right Leadership Theory
→ Practice: Application of Learning (between Session 1 and Session 2)
Organizational Diagnosis: Culture and Structure
→ Report Back: Learnings from Practice
→ Assessing the Gap Between Desired State and Current Reality
→ The Gap & Organizational Culture: “How We Do Things Around Here” vs. “How We Need To Do Things Around Here”
→ The Gap & Organizational Structure: Setting Expectations in Roles & Responsibilities
→ Practice: Application of Learning (between Session 2 and Session 3)
Use of Self as Instrument of Change
→ Report Back: Learnings from Practice
→ Self-Assessment: Leadership Strengths and Areas for Development
→ Other-Assessment: Leadership Strengths and Areas for Development
→ Constructing a Development Plan
→ Practice: Application of Learning (between Session 3 and Session 4)
Designing Leadership Interventions
→ Report Back: Learnings from Practice
→ Assessing Organizational, Group, and Personal Change Readiness
→ Building a Stakeholder Map
→ Designing a Leadership Intervention to Amplify Stakeholder Forces for Change and Mitigate Forces Against Change
→ Practice: Application of Learning (between Session 4 and Session 5)
Change Management
→ Report Back: Learnings from Practice
→ Organizational Change: My Theory-in-Use
→ Organizational Change: Theories and Models
→ Organizational Change: Situation Analysis & Developing a Change Plan
→ Practice: Application of Learning (between Session 5 and Session 6)
→ Report Back: Learnings from Practice
→ Evaluating Business Results: After Action Review
→ Leadership: My New Theory-in- Use (Reprise)
→ Evaluating the Learning
→ Completion and Next Steps

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
→ Executive Management
→ Senior managers with responsibility for people leadership
→ Middle management
→ HR Managers who wish to learn more about current leadership dynamics and who wish to explore new programs for the leaders in their organizations
→ High potential (hi-po) talent pools
→ Members of high-flyer development programs who wish to accelerate their leadership abilities

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
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