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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
November 05, 2024 to December 03, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

CourseLink access begins October 29, 2024.

Course registration closes October 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET (if there is availability).

* If one or more classes need to be rescheduled due to extenuating circumstances, the rescheduled class will be held on December 10, 2024 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

This course uses CourseLink, the University of Guelph’s Learning Management System, and the video conferencing tool, Zoom. Please ensure you have the technical requirements to participate in the course.

You are required to attend all scheduled online synchronous (live online) sessions.

Assignments may be due after the final live online class date. Details will be provided in the course outline.

Please ensure that you are familiar with the Withdrawal, Transfer and Refund policy – Continuing Education Courses - Face-to-Face (Remote Instruction) and Intensive Courses Under Six Weeks in Length.

If you are new to online learning, we encourage you to visit our Online Learning at UofG resource page.

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