Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
3 days in-person (27 hours); 8 weeks (31 hours); live online (19 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 fundamentals of an effective leader


The course objective is to equip new and emerging leaders with the tools they need to succeed in positions of leadership. These include increasing self-awareness, conveying honesty, integrity, and accountability, using authority and influence appropriately, and modelling effective interpersonal communication.

Learning Outcomes:

  • understand the leadership competencies required of new leaders
  • apply the Leadership Model of Success to create a vision for personal leadership development
  • create a Leadership Impact Plan to affect change in the organization
  • evaluate the types of followers on a team and apply an appropriate communication style
  • analyze employee performance and create guidelines for reasonable, allowable margins of error
  • evaluate and expand one's self-awareness by applying Johari Window, Achilles Heel, and Feedforward techniques
  • analyze an employee's current zone of performance and assign new responsibilities to boost performance and engagement
  • understand communication triggers and apply appropriate response generators to improve communication

General Course Topics:

  • Characteristics of leadership effectiveness
  • Leading with integrity
  • Leading others to accomplish results
  • Enhancing your leadership competence
  • Engaging followers
  • Communicating with authority
  • Guiding performance
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Inspiring confidence in your leadership
  • Develop yourself and others
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials