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Leadership Development - Developing Your Leadership Skills: Part 2

Dates: October 2-27, 2023

Meets: Online; work at your own pace.

Registration Fee: $145.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Especially for future and emerging Millennial leaders in Generation Y (those born in the 1980s-1990s), come discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills and influence. Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit in for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned.

The action takes place in attending meetings, running meetings, interacting with others 1:1, and employing successful techniques to convince and influence others. You can become a leader if you know the do’s and don’ts; what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do.


Unit 1 Making Leadership Happen

    - What leaders do, and don’t do

    - What Leaders Believe

    - Attributes of leaders: what characteristics leaders have that others don’t

    - Making it happen: becoming a leader

    - Leadership procedures and processes, how leaders work

Unit 2 Attending Meetings: Where the Action Is

    - How to attend a meeting when you are not the leader

    - The dynamics of meetings

    - Recognizing the players in a meeting

    - How to study. The unspoken cues of body language, silence, objections

    - Studying/reading the leader in a meeting

Unit 3 The Secrets of Leading Successful Meetings

    - Creating your meeting agenda and objective

    - The 5 Secrets of leading an outcome oriented meeting

    - Getting something passed

    - Understanding meeting procedures: Bob’s Process Model

Unit 4 Change: How to Influence Others

    - Creating the argument

    - Delivering the case

    - Gaining support, before, during, and after meetings

    - Taking leadership

Course outcomes

After attending this course, you will:


  • Have an understanding of the characteristics, skills and qualities leaders possess to create positive organizational leadership.
  • Know what to look for in studying the dynamics and leadership of meetings.
  • Possess the knowledge to run a successful outcomes oriented meeting.
  • Get practical strategies for advancing an idea and getting it accepted by others.

Course objectives

  • To outline how leaders behave, think and believe differently in an organization.
  • To deliver the information necessary to understand meeting dynamics and players.
  • To provide the keys to leading a meeting with successful outcomes.
  • To deliver practical, how-to techniques in influencing others to change.

About Your Instructor

William A. Draves is one of the foremost authorities in the world on teaching online. More than 6,000 faculty and teachers have taken this course. He did his graduate work in education, with an emphasis on adult education, from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

Draves has taught for over 30 years, including teaching at the graduate level. His books include "How to Teach Adults," the most popular book ever written on the subject, and "Energizing the Learning Environment."

He has been interviewed by Wired.com, The New York Times, NPR, NBC Nightly News, Washington Post, Virtual University News, Chronicle of Higher Education and other national media.

Draves is author of the book, "Advanced Teaching Online," which is used as the text book for this course. This course is part of the Certified Online Instructor (COI) designation, the most recognized certification for online teaching in higher education.

About Online Learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with and get to know the instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It's easy. It's fun.

How the Course Works

It's easy to participate in this online course! An email invitation will be sent by the Wednesday prior to the course start date with details to login and manage the course. You will be given a web address to go to enter the classroom along with a password. Use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here's what you can expect.

Participate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on two to three different days of the week.

What you will do

    For each unit, you will:

    - Access the online readings

    - Listen to the audio presentation for the unit and view the slides

    - Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned

    - Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

    - Make comments on the discussion board (try to make one or more comments at two to three different times each day to keep up with the conversation).

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self-quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead or go back and review again at your convenience.


The discussion for each unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing (no audio required) and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make two or three comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

Still have questions? We are here for you! Call 440.525.7116 or send an e-mail to ceinfo@lakelandcc.edu and we will help in any way we can.


An email invitation will be sent by the Wednesday prior to the course start date with details to login and manage your online course. Please NOTE to eliminate the possibility of the email invitation filtering as spam, add teacher@ugotclass.org to your Safe Senders List. Call 440-525-7116 if you encounter any problems.
Fee: $145.00



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