Course Description

***TECH 499 is cross-listed with MGMT 499***

Developing effective leadership capabilities is critical to the success of individuals at all levels of an organization. This course is designed to grow students’ understanding and knowledge of their own leadership skills and potential. Students will learn about the traits, qualities, and styles of effective leaders. They will evaluate and define their own leadership and gain insights on effective communication as leaders. The course also provides students with experiential learning on how personal leadership development influences their capacity to (1) lead and work in teams, (2) drive change in organizations, and (3) embody leadership as a way of being in the world.

Learner Outcomes

When you complete the course successfully, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of different leadership traits, qualities, and styles;
  • Evaluate and define your own leadership traits, qualities, and styles;
  • Practice effective communication as a leader in teams and organizations;
  • Engage in effective leadership in guiding teams and leading change;
  • Reflect on your leadership and develop your own leadership credo;
  • Apply the knowledge and skills from this course to your own work and life.


This course applies toward the Biomedical Translation and Commercialization Curiosity digital badge.

Textbook Information

Textbook Required:

United Mind: Transforming How We Lead Our Lives, Work Together, and Change Our World (1st Edition, 2022)
by Amita Shukla
ISBN: 9780990906834 |  $20.00

Note: Please remove the textbook at checkout using the appropriate discounts if you do not wish to purchase it.

The following article, Leadership Theories by James Clawson, must be purchased directly from the publisher. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Additional Information

  • Blended format
  • This class will include an optional in-person weekly class session on the NIH, Bethesda campus, Wednesdays, 12:00 pm -1:30 pm.

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Section Title
TECH 499/MGMT 499 - Personal Leadership Development
Online Asynchronous
Aug 31, 2022 to Oct 18, 2022
Fee Includes All Costs
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout credit (2 Credits) $795.00
Available for Academic Credit
2 Credit(s)
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