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Learning to Lead – Fundamentals of Leadership

August 24, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm HST

It is a big decision to transition from an individual contributor to a manager and leader. Leadership is a life-long pursuit and a great responsibility. It is ultimately a way of being and behaving that inspires others to pursue a vision of the future. Fortunately, with enough passion and dedication, anyone can develop leadership and management skills. This course will introduce the foundational principles and skills necessary to successfully begin the leadership journey.
Topics covered
  • Defining leadership and management
  • Why leadership and management are different skills
  • Opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges of being a leader
  • Transitioning from an individual contributor to a leader and manager
  • Leading oneself, leading a team, and leading a business
  • Core leadership competencies
  • Self-awareness
  • Growth mindset and the ability to learn
  • Establishing influence
  • Setting a vision
  • Understanding the current reality
  • Strategic planning
  • Creating an organizational culture
  • Communication (Coaching, feedback, active listening)
  • Empathy and building trust
  • Leading change
  • Managing performance

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Series


University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College
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HPFEB Federal Agency (please select from the list)