Stackable Graduate Leadership Bootcamp

Earn Your First Three Graduate Credits for Free

The online Graduate Leadership Bootcamp is composed of four courses provided through Peirce College's partnership with Coursera that have been evaluated for credit and provide three free graduate credits - a savings of more than $2,300 in tuition.

Students who complete the Graduate Leadership Bootcamp fulfil the OLM 501 requirement. The program, which is offered at no cost, provides foundational leadership knowledge and introduces learners to strategies for improving an organization’s growth, the study of organizational behavior and how emotional intelligence can build relationships.

About the Courses

Essentials of Management and Strategic Planning

This course, offered by the University of California – Irvine, introduces learners to the basics of running a business and strategies for improving an organization’s growth and profitability. Learners will gain a better understanding of management and leadership, along with how the two are different and how strong leadership plays a role in developing people. Learners will also explore what strategy is and how key strategies can push an organization ahead of its competitors. Other topics to be covered include creating action plans and accountability.

Module 1:  What is Management? (2 hours)
Module 2: Difference Between Management and Leadership (2 hours)
Module 3: Strategy: What It Is and How It Can Help Your Business (2 hours)
Module 4: Strategic Planning to Grow Your Business (3 hours)


    Organizational Behavior: How to Manage People

    In this course, you will gain insight into what makes people tick within a work context through the study of organizational behavior. The course, offered by the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra, focuses on four key areas:

    Module 1:  Motivation (4 hours)
    In this segment, you will explore the concept of motivation and review various perspectives that will help you understand how we can motivate others. 

    Module 2: Leadership (3 hours)
    In this segment, you will analyze the concept of leadership and consider various perspectives and approaches to help shed light on leadership emergence and effectiveness.

    Module 3: Teamwork (3 hours)
    In this segment, you will examine team functioning and effectiveness. Using the widely used input – process – output model of team effectiveness, we consider such topics as team diversity, team processes, and team outcomes.

    Module 4: Culture (5 hours)
    In this segment, you explore the concept of organizational culture and touch on the concept of national culture. You will examine the various ways culture is expressed, and discuss the implications of culture for people within organizations and cross-cultural collaborations.

    Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence  

    In this course, you will learn how emotional intelligence, hope, mindfulness and compassion help a person reverse the damage of chronic stress and build great leadership relationships. The course, offered by Case Western Reserve University, focuses on four key areas:

    Module 1: Resonant Leadership and the Neuroscience Behind It (3 hours)
    In this segment, you explore how the neuroscience behind resonant and dissonant leadership, in terms of the default mode and task positive networks.

    Module 2: Renewal as an Antidote to Chronic Stress (2 hours)
    In this segment, you examine the effects of emotional contagion and the psychological and physiological process with which our bodies and minds experience stress and how it hinders openness to new ideas, people and emotions. 

    Module 3: Emotional Intelligence and Its Link to Leadership (4 hours)
    In this segment, you explore the research in private, public and non-profit sector jobs in many countries of the world to understand how emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies are the drivers of effective leadership, management and professional jobs. 

    Module 4: Inspiring and Motivating Sustained Development, Growth and Learning (2 hours)
    In this segment, you will explore the Positive Emotional Attractors (PEA) and Negative Emotional Attractors (NEA), along with who and how people have helped you grow and link it to future possibilities. 

    Module 5: Coaching with Compassion to Inspire Sustained Learning and Development & Peer Coaching (2 hours)
    In this segment, you explore the PEA and the NEA in depth in terms of emotional, relational and neurological factors, an well as the type of conversations that inspire the PEA in others and why we call this coaching with compassion.

    Module 6: Inspiring Change through Hope and Vision – Discovery #1 in ICT (3 hours)
    In this segment, you will explore all five the phases of Intentional Change Theory in depth, including how we distinguished the Ideal Self from the Ought Self, and take a close look at life and career stages, and how to know when you are in mid-life crises.

    Module 7: The Multilevel Nature of Sustained, Desired Change (3 hours)
    As a follow up to Module 6, this segment turns to change at the team and organizational level and outlines how resonant leadership and the establishment of and membership in social identity groups can facilitate change in dyads, teams, organizations, communities, countries and even global change. 

    Module 8: The Real Self and Learning Agenda – Discoveries #2, 3, 4 in ICT (2 hours)
    In this segment, you examine the remaining elements of Intentional Change Theory, including the distinction between The Real Self and Faux Self, establishing a learning agenda, and emphasizing the value of experimentation and practice in shaping and re-shaping our visions. 

    Leading Organizations 

    This course, offered by HEC Paris, uses real-life cases to illustrate how the genuine, generous and generative characteristics apply to the development of successful organizations. For example, you will apply the Relational Circuit to recruit effectively, or the Self-Portrait and Conversation exercises to create team cohesion and resilience to overcome crises and interpersonal conflicts. Leaders from different organizations will share their insights about how they have applied the Savoir-Relier approach to their company and how it has made the company more resilience and competitive.

    Module 1: Self-awareness at the Organizational Level (6 hours)
    Module 2: Building Quality Relationships in the Organization (5 hours)
    Module 3: Building Resilience for the Organization (5 hours)
    Module 4: Creating Sense for the Organization (6 hours)

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