Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Leadership. What is it, really, and especially in the real world today? Why is it valuable? Does one have to be born with it, or can leadership skills be strengthened through learning?
Thanks to BrainyQuote.com I was able to find two of my favorite statements, among many, that begin to answer these questions. The first, from President John F. Kennedy is: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The second, from legendary management consultant Peter Drucker is: “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
The UMass Donahue Institute would agree and wishes to draw your attention to their fully online, nine-week Leadership Excellence Certificate designed for anyone in any type of organization who wishes to develop and strengthen their leadership skills. Not familiar with Donahue? The UMass Donahue Institute provides government, business, and non-profit organizations with effective solutions in the areas of research, organizational development, training, and technical assistance. It is the public service, outreach, and economic development unit of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office. Working with its clients, the Institute draws upon the faculty and staff from the five UMass campuses, bridging academic theory with real-world business applications.
The following is a brief overview of this leadership/learning opportunity from The Donahue Institute:
Designed for front-line and mid-level managers, the UMass Donahue Institute’s non-credit online Leadership Excellence Certificate combines cutting-edge leadership development curriculum with a highly interactive online learning environment that thoughtfully and respectfully demands participant engagement in building the practice of self-awareness, experimentation, and reflection required to become a stronger leader in any type of organization.
I do want to add that I took this class a year ago. I’ve taken several leadership professional training classes, but this one by far was the best! The inside-out approach makes the program unique and a powerful learning experience. This class is invaluable and I recommend it to those that are interested in improving their leadership skills.
You can learn more about this Certificate and request additional information at this link. More about The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute is here.