Interested in the topic of leadership but not sure where to begin? Take this introductory course which focuses on leadership traits, theories, and models! As a student of a consultant to the CEO of Central Products, you will have access to the back-of-house operations within this large corporation. By participating in employee interviews and watching the CEO's personal video logs, you will gain a better understanding of the basis of good leadership -- knowledge which can be employed in any field.
Understand the various leadership theories and best practices
Be able to identify common perspectives in leadership
Gain familiarity with mutli-organizational studies and the various dimensions of leadership
I’m looking for continuing education credits, how does that work with the free courses?
You have the option to purchase an accredited course outright and once completed you will then have access to your certificate of completion (credits). Alternatively, you can complete the course for free, and once completed you will be prompted to purchase access to your certificate of completion (credits).
Can I earn free credits?
Yes, you can! We award up to 3 free credits after completing the first few modules of a course. Once you have completed the required modules, your certificate of completion will be available under my courses. In order to access your remaining credits, you will be prompted to purchase.
How quickly do I receive my credits after completing a course?
Immediately, once you have completed you will have access to your certificate of completion/activity ID to submit to your organization to redeem your credits.
How long do I have to complete my course?
You have one year after beginning your course to complete it. After that year, your course will close automatically and no progress will be permitted.
What happens if I fail my course?
Your course will reset and you will be allowed to retake the course until you have met the passing requirements.
Do I earn a certificate of completion?
If you are looking to recertify with HRCI, SHRM, APA, and NASBA/AICPA, we offer a certificate of completion that can be used to redeem continuing education credit with these organizations. However, our courses are not accredited stand-alone and are not a certification in any way.
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Do you wonder what kind of management styles throughout history have led to current theories and practice? Begin this course by learning about the importance of worldview and culture, and then dive into an assessment of early management theories. Finally, explore several contemporary theories of management; the knowledge of which can better help to establish beneficial managerial practices in any workplace.
Begin a direct mentorship with the CEO of Central Products, Robert Powers, as he takes you under his wing and offers first-hand experience in various issues of leadership. By utilizing video journals of his own musings, executive conference meetings, and even volatile situations within the company, itself, Robert will provide an overview of leadership practices and theories which can be employed by anyone within a position of authority.
Team up with Grace Powers, co-founder of Central Products and mother of the current CEO, to observe how management styles have changed over time and how their histories continue to impact management cultures. Learn the theories of management with your virtual peer, Ken, as you both explore how psychology and transferability play important roles in practice, identify current trends, and grasp how management developed into a distinct profession.
SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 3 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.