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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

  • Strategic leadership
  • Team building, engagement, communication, motivation, and transformational leadership
  • Appreciative inquiry and building a successful organizational culture
  • Using appreciative inquiry techniques to develop teams
  • Department vision, mission, and goal setting

Job Market Overview



Assessment Item Weight
Class Participation 10%
Quizzes (3) 30%
Group Assignments (4) 40%
Final Exam 20%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Strategic Leadership and Employee Engagement
Remote Instruction
9:00AM to 4:00PM
October 18, 2023 to November 08, 2023
Final Examination
9:00AM to 11:00AM
November 15, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • 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: October 13, 2023 at 12:00 a.m. ET

Course registration ends: October 13, 2023 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, November 15, 2023 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET). The final exam will be rescheduled for Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (9:00  to 11:00 p.m. ET).

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This course is delivered remotely and in real time.

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)

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