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Learning to Lead – Fundamentals of Leadership

March 23, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm HST


Course Description

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.

Course Outline

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

Learner Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Define leadership/management and explain the difference
  • Recognize the key elements of transitioning into a leadership role
  • Demonstrate enhanced self-awareness
  • Evaluate strengths and development opportunities as it pertains to core leadership skills
  • Design an ongoing leadership development journey
Who should attend?
  • Newly promoted managers and leaders
  • High-potential employees identified as future leaders
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Current leaders looking to brush up on the basics
  • Anyone interested in pursuing a leadership role

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Series

Online: Zoom  Days: Tues. Time: 08:30AM to 4:00PM Dates: March 23, 2021 Contact hours: 7.5  Instructor: Jeff Berlin, PhD is a Hawaii-based organizational development consultant passionate about facilitating positive change with individuals, organizations, and communities. He blends a diverse academic background in community, cultural, an organizational psychology with a practitioner’s orientation towards action and results. Jeff has been working in the organizational development field for 15 years and currently operates his own business, Jeff Berlin Consulting.  


University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College
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