Leadership In-class/Distance Learning SC-eLD-8801-DE-I

Leadership/Management Training - On-Line Series

Prerequisites: Practical experience in a managerial position for a minimum of two years.

Course Description: Management is the process of designing and maintaining a work environment in which employees, working in groups, accomplish the goals of the organization with the least amount of time, resources and personal dissatisfaction. In other words, management is focused on increasing the productivity of an organization. Productivity is based on creating an organization that is both effective and efficient. Being effective means the organization accomplishes primary objectives, while being efficient means that the organization achieves the results with the least amount of consumed resources.

There are many different methods to increase productivity, but Peter F. Drucker summarized it by stating, “The greatest opportunity for increasing productivity is surely to be found in knowledge, work itself, and especially in management.”

This course focuses on the major functions that make-up the management process, including:

  • Leading
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Controlling
  • Staffing

Course Benefits: Leadership and managerial skills learned in this course will provide a strong foundation for a lifetime of managerial excellence.

What You Will Learn: Upon conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Define the fundamental principles of good project management.
  • Describe the general management skills and role played by the project manager as they relate to ITS projects.
  • Explain the steps taken to plan, design and implement ITS projects.
  • Describe the phases of projects (definition, planning, design, & execution) and the project management techniques relevant to each phase.
  • Follow leads to additional project management resource information.

Learning Objectives: This course covers the basic skills required of a manager to effectively execute the various functions. A planning tool is included at the close of the seminar for participants to assess their management skills and to develop a plan for improving these skills. Successful course participants will also be able to:

  • Demonstrate the basic leadership skills required of a manager
  • Coordinate the activities of employees, work groups and committees
  • Identify leadership responsibilities
  • Plan departmental goals and assist employees in goal planning
  • Organize jobs to improve operational performance
  • Develop plans for improving their operations
  • Properly utilize information for planning and controlling operations
  • Utilize proper budgeting as a control device
  • Standardize work to improve operational control
  • Identify future staffing requirements and develop plans for meeting these requirements
  • Develop a plan for improving basic management skills

Course Outline:


  • Overview of the seminar
  • Learning objectives
  • Sequence of the seminar
  • Management Foundations


  • Leading
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Controlling
  • Staffing
  • Skill practice
  • Summary and Close

Follow-up planning

  • Management skills development plan
  • Management skills assessment

Number of Hours/Days: 16 Hours over 4-week period - Self-paced and self-directed

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0

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