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Leadership and Management Courses

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Increase your influence in the workplace by strengthening your professional knowledge and skills in organizational leadership and business management. NKU developed the online Leadership and Management courses to help accelerate your performance as an effective leader or manager quickly through a convenient, on-demand format.

Each online course expands your capacity to effectively motivate team members and meet business goals. Plus, you can earn career-relevant certificates to add to your portfolio. Earn the Advanced Leadership certificate through the courses: Creating Employee Engagement, Leading & Managing Through KPIs, and Delivering Impactful Communication and Presentations (Presenting and Facilitating to Engage an Audience). Earn the Advanced Management certificate through the courses: Managing Difficult Conversations, Optimizing Team Culture, and Creating Winning Teams. Successfully completing all six earns you the NKU Advanced Leadership and Management certificate.

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Rise up to new opportunities with practical learning you can apply right away

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Certificate of Completion

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Exponential Opportunities

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The perfect blend of instructor-led and independent learning

Start our flexible, online leadership and management courses right away. Gain useful insights from industry experts, delve into robust course materials, and chart your progress with self-guided assessments.

Access to module: 4 weeks

The heart of every difficult conversation is proper communication. In this course we will talk through best practices for communication, active listening, empathy, and impactful resolutions. Students will be introduced to tools, techniques, and best practices through a variety of learning techniques designed to broaden perspectives giving greater to probable root cause, allowing for more informed and meaningful conversations. They will learn essential strategies for maneuvering successfully in uncomfortable spaces.

Access to module: 4 weeks

In Optimizing the Team Culture, you will learn how to use a scientific (quantifiable) method to develop and implement culture among your team and/or organization. In addition, you will gain the capacity to optimize the allocation of the resources (physical, financial, human, and intangibles) as well as develop a process to change your management and your employees’ behavior.

Access to module: 4 weeks

In Creating Winning Teams, you will be inspired to become innovative in your managerial techniques to recruit and create successful team dynamics among your employees. This course will use coaching to optimize your management and develop leadership among your team.

Access to module: 4 weeks

Employee engagement goes beyond bringing donuts to the office to share. It's the mental and emotional commitment that the employee has with their team, company, and goals. A successful employee engagement program involves empowering employees, gratitude, demonstrating value and appreciation, creating connection, providing career pathing, and mentoring. To truly create employee engagement requires a level of commitment from supervisors, managers, and the company itself. When employees are engaged, production, loyalty, satisfaction, and retention increase.

Access to module: 4 weeks

What gets measured, gets managed. KPIs are not a goal - they help you better understand what's going on right now. Knowing the difference between leading and managing requires more than focusing only on performance goals. This course is designed to better understand how to lead others using coaching skills that translate into managing KPIs for the desired outcome in performance.

Access to module: 4 weeks

In this course, students will be introduced to tools, techniques, and best practices for building content, engaging audiences, and presenting with confidence. Students will be introduced to tools that are industry standards - Power Point, Zoom, and Teams. They will learn essential strategies for creating compelling presentations and tools for creating and sustaining engagement within their participants. They will complete a final project demonstrating the skills, techniques, and tools that they have learned. Creating a compelling presentation is one element, facilitating the presentation effectively can take content to the next level or leave the participants unengaged. The ultimate goal is for the audience to actually learn what is being taught. This course will prepare students to be successful through employing best practices that influence effective delivery of their message. This course is aimed at students looking to increase their presentation and facilitation skills both virtually and in-person.

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Our professional certificates feature low, all-inclusive pricing—with no hidden fees. Total cost includes all learning materials. Gain access the minute you register and pay.

Cost Per Course

$498

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Gain skills through immersive learning experiences

  • Improve your professional communication skills with an emphasis on active listening, empathy, and impactful resolutions
  • Gain the insights you need to optimize resource allocation and help drive change in your organization
  • Develop your ability to integrate innovative managerial techniques used to recruit and create successful team dynamics
  • Learn how to build content, engage audiences, and present with confidence
  • Build your capacity to lead others and learn practical application of coaching skills that translate into managing KPIs
  • Understand the importance of an employee engagement program to increase employee production, loyalty, satisfaction, and retention

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"I liked the lab and projects that gave me more of an idea of what to expect as a PM."

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