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Printed on 9/29/2020

Organizational Leadership, Basic

20-196-1 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

If you think you have what it takes to be a leader and move up the ladder, this program will give you the skills to begin your journey. Learn the basics of supervision and management. You’ll gain skills for continuous improvement, selecting new employees, conducting performance appraisals, motivating employees and teamwork.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Human Resources, Introduction to
10-116-193
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers human resources planning and processes. Topics include human resource development, employee selection, performance appraisals, compensation, training, labor relations, motivation, teamwork and introduces employment related laws.
Leadership Development
10-196-190
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers the supervisor's role in leadership effectiveness. Topics include theories of leadership, development and implementation of teams, impact of leadership style, philosophy of corporate culture and leadership in the global marketplace.
Supervision
10-196-191
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Uses a practical approach to training people in the basics of supervision and management. This course emphasizes the application of theory and covers management functions, the skills needed to perform those functions, the history of management, contemporary management trends, ethics, communication and total quality management.
Managing for Quality
10-196-192
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Applies the skills and tools necessary to implement and maintain a continuous improvement environment. Each learner will demonstrate the application of a personal philosophy of quality, identifying all stakeholder relationships, meeting/exceeding customer expectations, a systems-focused approach, using appropriate models and tools, managing a quality improvement project and measuring effectiveness of continuous improvement activities.
Select a total of 3 credits from these options
Business, Introduction to
10-102-112
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.
Lean Tools
10-623-195
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.
Contemporary Business Issues
10-196-108
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides the skills and tools necessary to enhance professional success related to contemporary business issues and challenges of a manager/supervisor. Learners will demonstrate the application of professionalism, business communication and ethics, conceptual skills, critical thinking skills and contemporary workplace issues.
Introduction to Six Sigma
10-623-194
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the basic concepts needed to implement a Six Sigma approach in an organization. Major course topics include Six Sigma definition; impact of quality on cost, project selection, and definition; and process performance measures and Six Sigma roles.
Safety, Principles of
10-196-121
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Explains the supervisor's role in developing and implementing safety procedures and accident prevention programs in all types of work environments. It includes ergonomics, office safety, health care costs and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
Problem Solving
10-196-131
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Presents basic problem-solving techniques. Emphasizes the importance of identifying the real problem, identifying the causes, looking at alternative solutions, arriving at a solution and following up to ensure implementation.
Marketing 1, Principles of
10-104-151
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces students to the marketing function and process. Techniques for analyzing the marketing environment and understanding customers’ needs and wants are explored. Students apply marketing principles to select target markets, develop positioning and create marketing programs to serve markets. Topics include product management and development, pricing, distribution and promotion strategies.
Management Development Field Study
10-196-171
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Provides an opportunity for students to participate in an in-depth study/work experience specific to the Management Development program. All projects, study topics and work experience will be approved and evaluated by the course instructor.
Employee and Labor Relations
10-116-105
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores employee relations efforts in both unionized and non-union organizations.

Expected Competencies


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