Personal Leadership Development Planning and Leading High Performing Teams

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About this course: An actionable leadership improvement plan enables you to leverage strengths and close the gaps on weaknesses. In this course, you will build your own plan that you can put into practice immediately and realize goals within the next two years. It lays the foundation for an evergreen process of selection and prioritization of skills, and action planning for sustained leadership development.

Who is this class for: This course is geared toward practicing engineers who are early in their careers, especially those who are either in or approaching their first leadership role.

Created by:  Rice University
  • Taught by:  David Van Kleeck, Professor in the Pract…

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  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: An actionable leadership improvement plan enables you to leverage strengths and close the gaps on weaknesses. In this course, you will build your own plan that you can put into practice immediately and realize goals within the next two years. It lays the foundation for an evergreen process of selection and prioritization of skills, and action planning for sustained leadership development.

Who is this class for: This course is geared toward practicing engineers who are early in their careers, especially those who are either in or approaching their first leadership role.

Created by:  Rice University
  • Taught by:  David Van Kleeck, Professor in the Practice of Engineering Leadership

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Module 0 - Welcome



1 video, 6 readings expand


  1. Video: Meet the Professor
  2. Reading: Course Icon Legend
  3. Reading: Syllabus
  4. Reading: Discussion Forum Guidelines
  5. Reading: Required Materials
  6. Reading: Pre-Course Survey
  7. Discussion Prompt: Introduce Yourself
  8. Reading: Leadership Development Plan Assignment


Module 1 - Leadership Development Plan



10 videos, 5 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Observation and Objectives
  2. Reading: Required Reading
  3. Practice Quiz: Reflective Pre-Quiz
  4. Video: Leadership Development Planning Process
  5. Reading: Leadership Competency Prioritization Matrix
  6. Video: Leadership Competency Prioritization
  7. Practice Quiz: Reflective Post-Quiz - Competence Prioritization
  8. Video: RCEL Leadership Framework and Blooms Revisited
  9. Reading: RCEL Competency Assessment Spreadsheet
  10. Video: Determining Gaps for Current and Target Skill Levels
  11. Practice Quiz: Leadership Competency Assessment and Selection
  12. Video: Taking Action to Develop Competency Skill Level
  13. Video: Preparing and Executing your Plan
  14. Practice Quiz: Leadership Development Action Planning
  15. Video: Action Planning Toolkit - Your Annual Appraisal
  16. Reading: Journaling Introduction
  17. Reading: Journaling Topic
  18. Video: Dave's Journal - Getting to know your followers
  19. Video: Summary

Graded: Journal Reflective Quiz
Graded: Module 1 Quiz

WEEK 2


Module 2 - Pro-active Performance Improvement and Goal Setting



10 videos, 2 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Observation and Objectives
  2. Reading: Recommended Reading
  3. Discussion Prompt: Procrastination
  4. Practice Quiz: Reflective Pre-Quiz
  5. Video: Defining Your Personal Greatness
  6. Video: Considerations for Goal Setting
  7. Practice Quiz: Considerations for Goal Setting
  8. Video: Pro-actively Managing Your Performance
  9. Discussion Prompt: What Motivates You?
  10. Practice Quiz: Pro-actively Managing Your Performance
  11. Video: SMART Goals
  12. Video: Creating a SMART Goal - Your LDP
  13. Video: Tracking Your Goals
  14. Practice Quiz: SMART Goals
  15. Video: Toolkit - Goals Alignment and the Balanced Scorecard
  16. Reading: Journal Topic
  17. Video: Dave's Journal
  18. Video: Summary

Graded: Journal Reflective Quiz
Graded: Module 2 Quiz

WEEK 3


Module 3 - Launching Creative Project Teams



10 videos, 2 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Observation and Objectives
  2. Reading: Recommended Reading
  3. Video: Model of Group Development
  4. Practice Quiz: Stages of Team Development
  5. Video: How to follow
  6. Discussion Prompt: Being a Good Follower
  7. Video: Project Team Life Cycle
  8. Video: Team Mobilization Strategies
  9. Practice Quiz: Team Mobilization Strategies
  10. Video: Consequences of Team Mobilization
  11. Discussion Prompt: Start with Why
  12. Video: High Performing Teams
  13. Video: Toolkit - Adapting Your Leadership Style
  14. Reading: Journal Topic
  15. Video: Dave's Journal
  16. Video: Summary

Graded: Journal Reflective Quiz
Graded: Module 3 - Quiz

Leadership Development Plan Writing Assignment





    Graded: Leadership Development Plan

    WEEK 4


    Module 4 - Creating a Motivating Team Environment



    10 videos, 2 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


    1. Video: Observation and Objectives
    2. Reading: Recommended Reading
    3. Practice Quiz: Reflective Pre-Quiz
    4. Video: Addressing Performance Problems
    5. Video: Creating a Motivating Environment
    6. Practice Quiz: Creating a Motivating Environment
    7. Video: Leader Involvement
    8. Video: Empowerment
    9. Video: Delegation
    10. Practice Quiz: Reflective Quiz on Empowerment and Delegation
    11. Video: Intrinsic Motivation
    12. Discussion Prompt: The Puzzle of Motivation
    13. Video: Toolkit - Team Recognition
    14. Reading: Journal Topic
    15. Video: Dave's Journal
    16. Video: Summary

    Graded: Journal Reflective Quiz
    Graded: Module 4 Quiz
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