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Essential Skills for Leaders

Location(s): Hunt Valley, Online


Program Description


A business leader is someone who provides direction and motivates a group of people to achieve a common goal. Regardless of position in a company, anyone can be a leader. Business leaders work in a variety of sectors and organizations and need to be ethical and accountable in their decision making, influence others, empower and expand the capacity of individual employees to build more productive teams, cultivate change, guide projects to completion, and create a diverse culture.  ​

This program is for those who want to explore and expand their leadership abilities. Classes focus on key skills that are used by leaders on a regular basis, including ethics, emotional intelligence, project management, strategic communications, and diversity and sensitivity.  Classes include practical use of the skills as part of each class, reinforcing concepts learned. Students will be better prepared to effectively lead others in a variety of business settings.

Students​ entering this program should have good planning and organizational skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; strong problem solving skills; and the ability to build trust and relationships.

Careers in this field are available in a broad range of privately held companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  1. ​apply practical knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively in a leadership role,
  2. identify and develop leadership skills necessary to excel in current and future roles,
  3. develop confidence to set and meet personal and professional goals, and
  4. assume responsibility for continued professional and personal development through continuing education.

CCBC Pathway


Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credentials


CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options


We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Length of Training


4 - 6 months

Program Requirements


Recommended: High School Diploma or GED, 2-3 years of work experience

This program is eligible for Baltimore County Public Schools Blueprint funding

Prior Learning Assessment


This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Application Process


To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


 

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

MGT788

Ethics and Accountability

6

Materials provided

$139

T-$42/F-$97

MGT789

Fostering Diversity and Sensitivity in the Workplace

6

Materials provided

$139

T-$42/F-$97

MGT790

Emotional Intelligence

6

Materials provided

$139

T-$42/F-$97

MGT792

Leading Multiple Generations

6

Materials provided

$139

T-$42/F-$97

MGT791

Strategic Communications 

6

Materials provided

$139

T-$42/F-$97

MGT626

or

MGT925

Practical Project Management

or

Introduction to Project Management Principles

12

or

6

Materials provided

$499

T-$150/F-$349

or

$139

T-$42/F-$97

Course Series Totals:

 

36 or 42

 

$1194

T-$360/F-$834​

or

$834

T:$252  T:$ 582

 

Additional Information


Skills for Success:

​​​Good planning and organizational skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; strong problem solving skills; and the ability to build trust and relationships.

Career Opportunities:

​Students will be better prepared to effectively lead others in a variety of business settings. Careers in this field are available in a broad range of privately held companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Career Coach


Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at https://youtu.be/C7KpznbPYfA.  Explore career and training opportunities at https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.

Program Contact Information


Coordinator:  Julie Woo | jwoo@ccbcmd.edu |443-840-4302 | Owings Mills 305D

Administrative Assistant: Kristal Parker |  kparker3@ccbcmd.edu| 443-840-4483 | Owings Mills 302