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Leadership Development Associate Degree

Program Code: 101961

Leaders are challenged with many priorities and a wide array of responsibilities including effectively managing a diverse workforce, helping organizations adapt to change, encouraging innovation, displaying a variety of effective leadership skills, demonstrating critical thinking skills, and using communication skills appropriate to a team environment. As a graduate of the Leadership Development associate degree, you are prepared for leadership roles in any organization.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:
• Supervision, 611965
• Ethical Leadership, 901962
• Quality Improvement and Innovation, 901968
• Health Care Leadership, 901967
• Health Care Leadership Advanced, 9019610

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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.

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• 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.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIME Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
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Application Checklist

FAST TRACK: Complete your degree in 18 months. 

For more information see Schedule Options

Fast Track Program Availability
FAST TRACK Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017
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EXCELER8: Less class time, more family and free time.  Instead of taking 5 or 6 classes for 15 weeks, take 1 or 2 courses that are 8 weeks or less.

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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.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...Students will utilize digital tools and resources to assess, explore, practice, apply, and evaluate both employability and learning skills. By establishing NWTC cultural values as hallmarks of success in academic, career, and personal settings the course encourages reflective, personalized development of a growth mindset and emphasizes the importance of making wise choices. To maximize the return on investment, students should take this course in their first semester as it identifies key expectations (hidden rules) of higher learning and professional employment.
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.
10-196-189 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.
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management.
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: Placement value of 1500; OR Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 75; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND Eng greater/equal to 18; OR preparatory courses-contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
10-804-134 MATHEMATICAL REASONING ...This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. (Prerequisite: A placement value of 2400; OR Accuplacer Arithmetic score greater/equal to 65 AND Reading score greater/equal to 50; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 15 AND ACT Reading score greater/equal to 15; OR prep courses-contact an academic advisor 920-498-5444)
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: A placement value of 1400; OR Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills score greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English score greater/equal to 16; OR preparatory course-contact an academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
SECOND SEMESTER
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.
10-105-101 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)
10-196-134 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.
10-196-193 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.
10-809-196 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: A placement value of 6200; OR Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR prep courses-contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
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.
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
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. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1)
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: A placement value of 6200; OR Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR prep courses-contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
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)
10-196-199 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.
10-196-176 CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ...learning process for an individual or group to create or instigate renewal or innovation within an organization. Different from an entrepreneur, a corporate entrepreneur seeks to risk the resources of an organization in the innovative process using trusted business tools.
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: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Comp Prep)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
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: 10-804-134, Mathematical Reasoning)
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)
10-196-136 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.
10-196-192 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.
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
TOTAL CREDITS
65
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

• Utilize quality strategies and tactics.
• Apply effective leadership skills.
• Apply Human Resource policies and procedures.
• Perform supervisory management functions to achieve organizational objectives.

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Accreditation

Programs in the College of Business at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP's accreditation process follows the Baldrige model. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.
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11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: (913) 339-9356
www.acbsp.org

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/

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

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