Leadership Courses

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence is a free online course offered by Case Western Reserve University in the United States. The class is intended for managers who wish to learn how to foster emotional intelligence, hope, mindfulness and compassion in themselves in order to become better leaders. During each week of the eight-week class, students will need to spend three to four hours watching video lectures, completing assignments and participating in online discussions.

Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager

Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager is an online course developed by The Open University Business School in the United Kingdom. The class gives managers the opportunity to learn from leading experts and practitioners who have earned the Chartered Management Institute’s Chartered Manager certification. Students have the opportunity to take the four-week class on its own or as a part of the Management and Leadership, Essentials and Management and Leadership, Personal Development programs offered by the university.

Leadership Through Social Influence

Leadership Through Social Influence is a free online leadership course offered by Northwestern University in the United States. By the end of the course, students will have an impressive persuasion tool kit they can employ in and out of the work place. The class lasts for four weeks and includes the following video lecture modules: Influencing Attitudes, Influencing Social Factors, Influencing Perceived Ability and Converting Intentions Into Action.

Building Your Leadership Skills

Building Your Leadership Skills is a free online leadership course offered by HEC Paris in France. The class can help individuals at all levels of management increase their own self-awareness and build their self-confidence in order to become better managers. Lasting for three weeks, the class includes the following units: Your inspirational leadership journey; Introspection to grow your self-awareness and sensibility; and The Duo, learning to manage quality relationships.

Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling

Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling is a free online communication skills course offered by Northwestern University in the United States. The class can help managers at all levels become better storytellers, so that they can better communicate with, coach and inspire their teams. During each week of the four-week class, students complete one video lecture module with supplemental assignments. Modules include: Leadership Lessons From Great Brands; The Art of Leadership Storytelling Made Simple; Storytelling in Crisis: The Ultimate Marketing Event; and Leadership Storytelling and Innovation.

Innovation Leadership

Innovation Leadership is a free online leadership course offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States. The class is intended for managers at all levels who want to learn how to lead their teams in order to drive innovation. Self-paced, the class can be completed at a rate that suits each student’s schedule. The instructor suggests that students spread the course out over a six-week period, spending four to six hours watching the lecture videos and completing the supplemental assignments each week.

Critical Perspectives on Management

Critical Perspectives on Management is a free online leadership course offered by the IE Business School. The six-week class encourages managers of all levels to examine their own management styles while learning best practices that will help them become better leaders. Students should expect to devote about two to three hours of study time to the course each week.