Course Description

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 Leadership Endeavor digital badge.

Textbook Information

A textbook is available for this course.

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

Additional Information

This class will include an optional weekly class session via Zoom, the timing to be decided at the start of the class.

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Funding Justification Guide

Some labs and institutes may have specific funds set aside for trainees to continue their education and professional development. FAES has created a guide intended to help trainees request funds that may be available and, if they are available, request use of the training funds for continued professional development. More details

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Section Title
Personal Leadership Development
Online Asynchronous
Oct 23, 2024 to Dec 10, 2024
Total Cost (Includes $75 non-refundable technology fee per course when applicable)
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout (2 Credits) $775.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Academic Credit
2 Credit(s)
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