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Course Description

Stimulate employee engagement within your organization through sound leadership practice. Focus on engaging employees to enhance the productivity of individuals and teams, while contributing to the success of your organization.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Model the principles of employee engagement to build and/or participate in productive, effective and engaged teams
  • Introduce leadership practices that involve employees in a meaningful way and achieve higher levels of commitment and performance
  • Recognize the fundamental causes of poor performance, workplace stress and employee mismanagement
  • Examine and evaluate your organization’s strength and resilience, and determine new ways to spearhead continuous improvement
  • Use engagement strategies to strategically lead programs, projects, teams, groups and individual employees
  • Practice appreciative leadership to build increasingly high functioning and motivated teams and individuals
  • Assess your personal level of engagement, and identify new ways to regularly engage others in a similar process

Course Topics

  • Importance of Employee Engagement
  • Role of Leaders in Employee Engagement
  • Different Leadership Styles and the Impact of Employee Engagement on Motivation and Performance
  • Appreciative Leadership
  • Strategies to Actively Engage Employees and Improve Performance
  • Building a Productive and Resilient Team

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Participation 10%
Qualities of an Effective Leader 10%
Reflections on My Leadership Style and Areas for Growth 15%
Team Goal Setting Using Appreciative Inquiry 30%
Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.

Technical Requirements

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. Use the browser check tool to ensure your browser settings are compatible and up to date (results will be displayed in a new browser window).

*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Strategic Leadership and Employee Engagement
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Tuesday
Time
11:30AM to 1:30PM
Dates
April 05, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
April 06, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
April 13, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
April 20, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
April 27, 2022
Type
Final Examination
Days
Friday
Time
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
April 29, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Early bird registration ends 60 days ($855.00) and 30 days ($895.00) prior to the start of the course.  Regular registration is less than 30 days prior to the start of the course ($955.00).

CourseLink access begins: March 30, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. ET

Course registration ends: April 4, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. ET

If due to extenuating circumstances there is a need to reschedule, the rescheduled class will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET). The final exam will be rescheduled for Friday, May 6, 2022 (9:00  to 11:00 p.m. ET).

View the Course Policy: Withdrawals, Refunds, Transfer, Cancellations, Postponements - Continuing Education courses.

Contact the OpenEd Continuing Education team if you require assistance.

This course is delivered remotely and in real time.

Remote Delivery Orientation (CourseLink & Zoom): April 5, 2022 (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET).

NOTE: If you have already attended a Remote Delivery Orientation for a certificate course, you are not required to participate.

Technical Requirements

This course uses the following:

  • CourseLink, the name for the University of Guelph learning management system.
  • Zoom as a video communication tool:
    • Webcam (Built-in or USB plug-in)
    • Headset or a Microphone and Speaker (Built-in, wireless, or USB plug-in)

View the Technical Considerations for CourseLink and Zoom.

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