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Specialization
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Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

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Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

Managing Self: Developing Your Personal Brand

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Reading
29 videos (Total 119 min), 10 readings, 3 quizzes
Video29 videos
Welcome2m
Managing Self5m
What is Executive Personal Brand?4m
Current Brand Personality1m
Analyzing Your Current Brand Personality3m
Desired Brand Personality2m
USP3m
Summary1m
What is pre-presence?6m
Writing Emails7m
Voice Mail1m
Summarym
What is presence?m
Presentations Overview / Persuasion tactics9m
Overcoming Stage Fright5m
Connect / Use of body language3m
Facial expressions / Vary your voice4m
Persuasion Tactics2m
Your Personal Brand Pitch - Instructions & Samples3m
Interpersonal Presentation Tips / Summary6m
What is post-presence?3m
Thank you notes5m
Personal Connections5m
Interview: Shayna Humphrey – “Emotional Intelligence”10m
Personal Brand ToolKit – Your Action Plan7m
Peer Evaluation – Personal Brand Toolkit1m
Summary2m
Bonus Material / Meetings3m
Reading10 readings
Current Brand Personality Exercise15m
Listening Exercise - Instructions45m
Desired Brand Personality Exercise10m
Unique Selling Proposition Exercise10m
Watch Amy Cuddy, "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are"20m
Watch Indra Nooyi – The importance of communication skills2m
Watch Warren Buffet On Speaking2m
Your Personal Brand Toolkit - Desired Personality #1 Exercise10m
Your Personal Brand Toolkit - Desired Personality #2 Exercise30m
Rubric for Personal Brand Toolkit10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Expression and Body Language12m
Quiz No. 1 - Managing Self10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Leading Teams and Organizations

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Reading
19 videos (Total 116 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video19 videos
Introduction to Motivation4m
Individual Mindset8m
Process-based view of motivation6m
Social-comparison in motivation4m
The motivating potential of jobs7m
Summary2m
Introduction to Team Dynamics2m
Teams and Working groups4m
Team Effectiveness9m
Psychological safety & Collaboration6m
Introduction to Organizational Design2m
A framework for organizational design and performance10m
Organizational Structure12m
Comparison of different structures (functional, divisional, and matrix)4m
Introduction to Organizational Culture1m
The Importance of Culture9m
The elements of culture7m
Managing Organizational Culture8m
Reading3 readings
Job Diagnostic Survey10m
Case Study: Managing a Global Team20m
References to articles mentioned in the videos10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Leading Teams and Organizations12m
Quiz No. 2 - Leading Teams and Organizations12m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Leading Change, pt 1 - Personal Change

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Reading
5 videos (Total 29 min), 7 readings
Video5 videos
Welcome and Introduction to Course Project9m
The Lewin Model6m
The Three Keys to Change8m
Mechanisms3m
Reading7 readings
Course Project Log - Step 110m
Course Project Log - Step 210m
Article: "Three Keys to Change"10m
Course Project Log - Step 310m
Course Project Log - Step 410m
Article on "Mechanisms"10m
Course Project Log - Step 510m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Leading Change, pt 2 - Organizational Change

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Reading
9 videos (Total 54 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
Video9 videos
Vision & Gaining Buy-In8m
Listening4m
Symbolic Action & Visuals4m
Building a Coalition4m
Media Richness5m
Timing Issues5m
Finalizing the Course Project3m
Optional: A Consultant's View - Interview with Tyler Durham10m
Reading7 readings
Course Project Log - Step 610m
Course Project Log - Step 710m
Course Project Log - Step 810m
Organizational Transformation: The Quiet Role of Coalitional Leadership15m
Course Project Log - Step 910m
Course Project Log - Step 1010m
My Year at Walmart10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Leading Change8m
Quiz No. 3 - Leading Change18m
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Top Reviews

By DSJan 29th 2018

Great, in depth course. A lot of thought-provoking questions and information. Break out your pad and pen—you're going to want to take notes so you don't miss a thing. Thanks Vandy.

By BAOct 20th 2018

This course is what I can say, a real practical knowledge. It inspire me with encourage to lead and make a positive change.

Instructors

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Rangaraj Ramanujam, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Owen Graduate School of Management
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Kimberly Pace

Professor for the Practice of Communication
Owen Graduate School of Management
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Ray Friedman

Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management
Owen Graduate School of Management

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees....

About the Business Essentials for Managers Specialization

Learn to drive change, inspire innovation, and cultivate excellence with four practical career-relevant courses taught by some of Vanderbilt’s top business faculty. Each course is designed to accelerate your career trajectory by providing hands-on training in one of four key areas—innovation, finance and accounting, strategy and operations, and leadership—and every course concludes with a real-world project that will help you demonstrate your value and expertise to current and potential future employers. When you complete the Specialization, you’ll have the tools you need to position yourself for a promotion, job change, or any other growth opportunity. You will also be eligible for 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). You will need to request the CEU certificate by contacting Vanderbilt upon completion: execed@owen.vanderbilt.edu....
Business Essentials for Managers

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