Engineering Leadership Academy 2019

  • Format: online
    $280.00
Everyone should be able to lead a high-functioning team, especially engineers. This eight-week, asynchronous, online course provides an overview of applicable leadership concepts. Participants will learn fundamental leadership theories and be able to assess the leadership discourse of their firm. Considerable time is focused on group dynamics, including: stages of team development; dysfunctions of a team; motivation, power, decision-making, and culture in a team context. We will also discuss adaptive problem solving, as well as strategies for orchestrating change in organizations.

Engineering Leadership Academy

Syllabus

Your Instructor

Adam Cletzer is an assistant professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences. He obtained his PhD in Leadership Development and Social change from Virginia Tech in 2016. Dr. Cletzer teaches four undergraduate and graduate courses at Mizzou, as well as manages the leadership minor. His research focuses on the emergent eco-leadership discourse. Dr. Cletzer believes that learning to work together in new ways is critical to solving tomorrow's problems. 

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 2.05.06 PM.pngAdam Cletzer, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education and Leadership, (573) 884-6503, [email protected]

Course Description

Everyone should be able to lead a high-functioning team, especially engineers. This eight-week, asynchronous, online course provides an overview of applicable leadership concepts. Participants will learn fundamental leadership theories and be able to assess the leadership discourse of their firm. Considerable time is spent focusing on group dynamics, including: stages of team development, dysfunctions of a team, motivation, power, decision-making, and culture in a team context. We will also discuss adaptive problem solving, as well as strategies for orchestrating change in organizations. For a full syllabus, complete with learning objective and outcomes, please click here to download.

Course Text

There is no course text book. Readings will be provided in each module in PDF, as will supplemental reading and recommended reading for those who want to learn more about a given topic. The book we draw from most, however, is "Group Dynamics for Teams" by Daniel Levi. If you would like to purchase that book, you can find it here

Course Organization

This course will be an eight-week, asynchronous, distance-learning, online course that is managed through Canvas. The content will feature videos, readings, reflective prompts, personality assessments, discussion boards, etc.

Participants will be asked in each unit to assess themselves, their teams, or their organizations so that they might apply course concepts to their specific context.

The course is self-paced, but regulated such that participants will be kept on the same schedule week by week as their cohort members. In other words, participants can complete the course assignments at any time, but cannot forge ahead without their cohort.

Each module may include:

  • Videos covering the topic
  • Readings to enhance student understanding
  • Discussions to connect to students
  • Quizzes to check understanding
  • Assignments to show student mastery of the material

Course Completion

This course is not for credit. It is intended for your personal enrichment and on-the-job benefit. All assignments will be graded pass/fail. Satisfactory completion of all assignments will result in a completion certification from Missouri Extension.

Technical Requirements

This course only requires that you be able to navigate Canvas. For help with this, refer to the "Getting Started With Canvas" link in the navigation pane at left. 

For the best user experience, we recommend using  Google Chrome (63/64) as your browser.

Canvas works well with many mobile devices. See Getting Started with Canvas (insert link to page) for short tutorial videos and app download instructions.

You can find more information on the technical requirements on the Canvas website.

For technical questions or issues, please contact  Customer Support.

Accommodations

If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, or if disability-related accommodations are necessary (for example, extended time on exams, materials in an alternate format), please notify your instructor or contact Customer Support