Be a Leader Others Want to Follow

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Summer 2018 quarter (First Session)

Taught by

public adminstration

One doesn’t need an official title to be a leader – it is possible to effectively lead from  anywhere  in an organization.  In this course we will explore the concept of authority vs. influence (authority is the power or right to give orders and make decisions; influence is the ability to affect ideas and actions).  We will examine what makes leaders effective and equally important, what makes leaders fail. 

 This course will include a self-assessment, recognizing that we must first understand ourselves before we can effectively lead others. Using a diagnostic tool that has been used by over 10 million people throughout the world, students will learn their individual strengths and specific strategies to lead with those strengths.    

 We will differentiate between leaders and managers and why both are essential to the success of any organization. 

 We will explore the building blocks of effective leadership:  

  • define values and set a vision; 
  • build a great team and get results; and 
  • inspire and encourage the heart. 

 Our class discussions will be enhanced by guest speakers, including influential and effective leaders in state and local government, non-profit organizations and the private sector.  

Program Details


Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered

Evening and Weekend

Advertised Schedule

July 20-22, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning