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Subtitles: English, Catalan, Japanese, German
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Catalan, Japanese, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Capstone

This capstone project will put all that you have learned in Northwestern University's Organizational Leadership Specialization to the test by asking you to address a series of challenges related to a case study....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 4 readings
Reading4 readings
Steps to Complete This Module10m
Meet Your Professors10m
Capstone Grading & Logistics10m
Module 1 Case Study10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
25 minutes to complete

Shaping a Culture that Supports Growth and Innovation

In this module, you will apply the skills gained across the specialization to assess the current culture and devise a plan for shaping a culture that supports growth and innovation for the company in the case study....
Reading
2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Steps to Complete this Module10m
Video and Supplementary Reference Materials10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
25 minutes to complete

Discovering Opportunities

In this module, you will apply the skills gained across the specialization to discover opportunities for growth and innovation for the company in the case study....
Reading
2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Steps to Complete this Module10m
Video and Supplementary Reference Materials10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
25 minutes to complete

Defining and Taking Advantage of Opportunities

In this module, you will apply the skills gained across the specialization to define and take advantage of opportunities for the company in the case study....
Reading
2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Steps to Complete this Module10m
Video and Supplementary Reference Materials10m
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Top Reviews

By CCFeb 27th 2017

This is a very informative course with great content, research and case studies! Highly recommended!

By MUJul 23rd 2017

Terrific! Thank you so much for believing in me and helping me achieve my goals!

Instructors

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Greg Holderfield

Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Clinical Associate Professor of Design, Director of the Segal Design Institute, Co-Director of the MMM Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute)
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Ed Colgate

Allen and Johnnie Breed University Design Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Engineering Design and Innovation Masters Program at the Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Pam Daniels

Clinical Assistant Professor, Design Innovator in Residence
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Segal Design Institute)
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Sanjay Khosla

Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
Kellogg School of Management
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Florian Zettelmeyer

Nancy L. Ertle Professor of Marketing, Director, Program on Data Analytics at Kellogg
Kellogg School of Management
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Greg Carpenter

James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy, Director of the Center for Market Leadership, Faculty Director, Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI)
Kellogg School of Management
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Hud Englehart

Faculty
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
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Ernest Duplessis

Faculty
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
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Daniel J. O’Keefe

Owen L. Coon Professor
Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication
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Leigh Thompson

J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations
Kellogg School of Management
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Elizabeth Gerber

Associate Professor, Co-director of the Research Cluster at the Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute), School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management (by courtesy), School of Education and Social Policy (by courtesy)
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Tom Collinger

Executive Director Spiegel Research Center
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
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Barbara O'Keefe

Dean of the School of Communication; Professor of Communication Studies; Annenberg University Professor
School of Communication
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Candy Lee

Professor
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

About the Organizational Leadership Specialization

Equip yourself to successfully lead organizations through clarity of purpose and effective collaboration — by building and motivating teams; designing and delivering powerful stories; developing strategies to appropriately influence; understanding underlying customer analytics and applying innovative approaches to deliver impact. How do aspiring managers succeed in an ever-changing business environment? How do they lead different groups to action? This specialization equips aspiring managers to lead change and leverage different roles and functions within for-profit institutions to create lasting value in the marketplace. Throughout the five courses, we will explore how great leaders assess themselves and lead collaborative teams that effectively manage negotiations and conflict. We will discover how leaders communicate through storytelling and employ other communication strategies to influence. Furthermore, we will learn how organizations start with the clarity of purpose that comes from an understanding of customers’ needs, including leveraging data analytics, and use that focus to drive the design of products and services to meet those needs effectively. At the end of the coursework, students will create a capstone project that allows them to apply what they have learned. Each of the individual courses can be audited for free: 1-High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation, 2-Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling, 3-Leadership Through Social Influence, 4-Leadership Through Marketing, 5-Leadership Through Design Innovation....
Organizational Leadership

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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