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Leadership Development Program Code 101961

Associate Degree

Offered throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

The Leadership Development program provides educational experiences to individuals preparing for, or already engaged in, leadership positions. The program is offered on an accelerated, flexible, part-time or full-time schedule to accommodate working adults.

Employment Potential

This program is designed to attract persons who are already engaged in, or are preparing for, leadership roles in an organization. A student who is already in a leadership or other management level position will be able to expand his/her level of effective leadership skills.

A student not currently in a first level management role will develop leadership skills and increase the chance of promotion.

Traditionally, a supervisor plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of non-management employees in various occupational settings; trains and evaluates employees under her or his authority; implements policy decisions and work systems established by upper management; and facilitates communication and work flow.

In addition to traditional supervisory skills and practices, today’s leaders must understand system(s), variation, and continuous improvement processes; be facilitators rather than bosses; effectively manage work place diversity; help organizations adapt to change and encourage innovation; display leadership skills; use critical thinking skills; and use communication skills appropriate to a team environment.

Note

. The 13 technical studies courses, beginning with course number 10-196-1xx, are delivered in a variety of formats.
. Some courses have a compressed schedule of seven weeks each. The competencies learned in an accelerated class are exactly the same as those in a traditional class. Students do much of the learning and assignments outside of class time.
. Various Leadership Development Certificates are available. Refer to the program website for information.
. Program Website: http://leadership-dev.nwtcbit.com/leadership_dev/

The following certificates/technical diplomas may be applied toward this program:

. 901961, Supervision Certificate
. 901962, Ethical Leadership Certificate
. 901969, Utility Management Certificate
. 901968, Quality Improvement and Innovation Certificate
. 901967, Health Care Leadership Certificate
. 9019610, Health Care Leadership Advanced Certificate

Program Outcomes

. Demonstrate effective leadership skills.
. Practice ethical leadership.
. Perform in team environments.
. Facilitate effective meetings.
. Value diversity.
. Demonstrate workplace communication skills.
. Understand the financial components of an organization.
. Utilize performance management techniques.
. Apply project management skills.
. Demonstrate professionalism in management of time, stress and assertiveness.
. Advocate for organizational change.
. Apply continuous improvement processes.
. Affect workplace safety positively.
. Apply current legal workplace standards.
. Demonstrate innovative and creative thinking.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Completed application.
. High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
. It is recommended that a student have a minimum of two years' work experience and basic computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint prior to entering the Leadership Development program.

TOTAL CREDITS
69

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Leadership Development associate degree in the number of semesters shown. For alternate study plans, refer to the information in the Related Links area at the right of this page.

GROUP
1
10-196-164 Supervisors-Personal Skills
3
10-196-189 Team Building/Prob Solve
3
10-196-191 Supervision
3
10-801-136 English Composition 1
3
10-801-198 Speech
3
10-804-123 Math w Business Apps
3
* 10-890-101 College 101
1

SEMESTER TOTAL
19

GROUP
2
10-101-106 Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-105-102 Career Planning
2
10-196-134 Legal Issues-Supervisors
3
10-196-193 Human Resource Mgmt
3
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-809-197 Contemporary Amer Society
3

SEMESTER TOTAL
17

GROUP
3
10-105-103 Career Preparation
1
10-196-169 Diversity in the Workplace
3
10-196-188 Project Mgmt Fundamentals
3
10-196-190 Leadership Development
3
10-196-199 Business Ethics
3
10-809-195 Economics
3
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
3
 OR
 
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
3

SEMESTER TOTAL
19

GROUP
4
10-101-184 Business Finance/Budgeting
3
**10-196-101 Leadership Dev Career Exp
2
10-196-136 Safety-Workplace
3
10-196-145 Workplace Innovation
3
10-196-192 Managing-Quality
3

SEMESTER TOTAL
14

Curriculum Note
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.
**It is strongly recommended that 10-196-101, Leadership Development Career Experience, 10-196-101, be taken in the final semester of program courses.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures.

10-101-184 BUSINESS FINANCE/BUDGETING ...fiscal and monetary aspects of business. Each learner will demonstrate application of business types, cycles, forecasting, budgeting, expense control, and financial statement interpretation relevant to the supervisor as a non-accountant. (Prerequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/ Business Apps)

10-105-102 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101)

10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisite: 10-105-102, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1)

10-196-101 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...practical hands-on experience applying skills developed in the program at an approved site with supervision by an employer and the instructor with related projects and discussion. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-804-123, Math w Business Apps; 10-105-103, Career Preparation)

10-196-134 LEGAL ISSUES-SUPERVISORS ...legal practices of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, selection, evaluation/promotion, employee discipline, firing, EEOC and nondiscrimination, employee privacy, workplace harassment, FMLA, ADA and unions.

10-196-136 SAFETY-WORKPLACE ...safety awareness, federal/state/local compliance, inspections, risk analysis, workplace violence, substance abuse, health hazards, first aid, CPR, fire and electrical safety, and emergency preparedness.

10-196-145 WORKPLACE INNOVATION ...use of inventive thinking techniques and innovative methods to improve work processes in multiple workplace environments; research and analyze the use of technology in businesses to promote innovation in the workplace; develop an innovative, entrepreneurial, and intrepreneurial mindset.

10-196-164 SUPERVISORS-PERSONAL SKILLS ...time management and personal planning, emotional intelligence, effective communication, assertiveness and stress management related to the challenges of a supervisor.

10-196-169 DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE ...analyze the effect of perceptions, attitudes, biases, and organization culture on diversity, dealing with barriers, measuring progress, and celebrating success.

10-196-188 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS ...the role of project management, developing a project proposal, demonstration of relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementation, and assessment.

10-196-189 TEAM BUILDING/PROBLEM SOLVING ...benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, meeting facilitation, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, implementation and evaluation.

10-196-190 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ...leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, vision, mission and goals, ethical behavior, leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power and influence, employee development, coaching, managing change, and conflict resolution. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1)

10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management.

10-196-192 MANAGING-QUALITY ...developing a personal philosophy of quality, identifying all stakeholder relationships, meeting/exceeding customer expectations, managing a quality improvement project, measuring effectiveness, lean thinking, Six Sigma, and systems thinking.

10-196-193 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ...impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance, counseling and development, and compensation and benefit strategies.

10-196-199 BUSINESS ETHICS ...ethical points-of-view, morality/ethical theory, utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, justice and the market system, whistle-blowing, trade secrets/conflict of interest, privacy, advertising, product safety, corporate social responsibility, international business.

10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-801-198 SPEECH ...fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups: topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and the listening process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS ...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.

10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

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