Online Leadership Training

The following online training modules are now available for self-enrollment for Illinois students. 

  • Goal Setting & Productivity
  • Inclusive Conversations
  • Psychological Safety (Interpersonal/Team)
  • Systems Thinking
  • Virtual Teams

Interested in requesting one of these training for a class or group? Please visit https://leadership.illinois.edu/fall-2020-opportunities for the request form.

More virtual opportunities are still being developed so check back later, or sign up for our email list to get notified when new modules are available. 

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Follow the instructions to self-enroll into any of the training modules below:

  • Log in to Compass, https://compass2g.illinois.edu/

  • On the left hand side, scroll to the bottom and click “Browse Course Catalog”.

  • Search for “ILC Online Leadership Training

  • Click the down arrow next to the course and select “Enroll” and Submit

 

If you have any questions or issues signing up, please email leadership@illinois.edu

 

Self-paced Modules

Goal Setting & Productivity (2 hrs)

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Self-Management, Reflection

click here to learn more about the self-management competency click here to learn more about the reflection competency

Many people strive to be more productive and follow through on their goals, but often fall short. This workshop will explore what it means to be productive and how to set daily goals for success. Participants will listen to excerpts from the Freakonomics podcast episode "How to be Productive" featuring Charles Duhigg the author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business. Current research on goal setting will be addressed and participants will be reflect on their own productivity and develop a daily goal plan. 

As a result of this training participants will

  • Explore their understanding about what it means to be productive
  • Learn how to set goals for success
  • Develop a plan to achieve daily goals

This workshop counts for 2-hours of leadership training for the leadership certificate.  

Once you have completed the module an ILC staff member will review your responses and provide you documentation of completion.  Please allow 2 business days to receive a confirmation of completion.

 

 

Inclusive Conversations (2 hrs)

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Openness, Social Justice, Communication

click here to learn more about the openness competency click here to learn more about the social justice competency click here to learn more about the communication competency

Organizations reap the benefits of diversity—when employees bring their whole, authentic selves to work. Diverse teams are more productive, innovative, and engaged. Authenticity at work includes sharing and speaking up about work and life experiences that may be different based on one’s identity. Developing the skills to conduct meaningful conversations on potentially polarizing topics such as race, religion, and gender is critical for human resources professionals, managers, and team leaders.

Mary-Frances Winters offers a multistep process for building the skills necessary to engage in inclusive conversations. Find out how to conduct an exploratory self-assessment to better understand yourself and your team, learn tactics to go from polarization to common ground, and discover practical techniques for discussing difficult topics.

As a result of this training participants will

  • Construct “I am” identity statements and conclude the importance of knowing their own identity prior to understand other’s identities
  • Apply the Model for Bold and Inclusive Conversations to a real-life scenario
  • Describe specific examples of how they have learned about groups other than themselves
  • Recall the four components of The Winters Group 4E Model in assessing readiness

This workshop counts for 2-hours of leadership training for the leadership certificate.  

Once you have completed the module an ILC staff member will review your responses and provide you documentation of completion.  Please allow 2 business days to receive a confirmation of completion.

 

 

 Psychological Safety: Interpersonal/Team (1 hr)

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Group DynamicsCommunication

click here to learn more about the group dynamics competency click here to learn more about the communication competency

In this workshop, you will learn about the concept of psychological safety and how to create a culture in groups/teams that allows for people to speak up, make mistakes and bring their full selves to work.

Psychological safety is a key factor in promoting innovation and creativity in teams. Amy Edmondson, professor of leadership and management at Harvard Business School, introduces nine actionable tips, including encouraging open dialogue, reinforcing the purpose and meaning of your organization, leading with openness, modeling curiosity, soliciting feedback, and celebrating risk.

As a result of this training students will

  • Define psychological safety
  • Differentiate a "good question" from a "bad question"
  • Script a response to a difficult conversation
  • Identify strategies to promote psychological safety in groups/teams

This workshop counts for 1-hour of leadership training for the leadership certificate.

Once you have completed the module an ILC staff member will review your responses and provide you documentation of completion.  Please allow 2 business days to receive a confirmation of completion.

 

 

Systems Thinking (2 hrs)

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Systems Thinking, Change Management

click here to learn more about the systems thinking competency click here to learn more about the change management competency

Systems thinking helps us make sense a complicated and uncertain world.  The principles can be applied to interpersonal relationships, business decisions, climate change and other complex issues.  In this workshop, participants will learn about key system thinking concepts through readings and videos by experts Dr. Peter Senge (MIT) and Dr. Derek Cabera (Cornell).  Participants will learn strategies to apply systems thinking, identify key terminology, and create a systems map of their own.

  • Identify key terminology in systems thinking (e.g. feedback, delay, loops, reinforcing/balancing loops).
  • Differentiate between detail and dynamic complexity and reinforcing and balancing feedback processes.
  • Define VUCA
  • Create a systems map
  • Apply systems thinking to current events and personal experiences

This workshop counts for 2-hours of leadership training for the leadership certificate. 

Once you have completed the module an ILC staff member will review your responses and provide you documentation of completion.  Please allow 2 business days to receive a confirmation of completion.

 

 

Virtual Teams (2 hrs)

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Relationship Management, Group Dynamics, Communication

click here to learn more about the relationship management competency click here to learn more about the group dynamics competency click here to learn more about the communication competency

Working within a virtual team can present unique challenges that require leaders at all levels to adapt and grow to be successful. In this workshop, you will learn about different types of remote teams, strategies around successfully leading a team from a distance, and the importance of adjusting goal setting for the remote work environment.

In this module, participants will watch the LinkedIn Learning course Leading at a Distance by Kevin Eidenberry, listen to the podcast The Five Dysfunctions of a Virtual Team and complete a quiz and reflection assignment.

As a result of this training participants will

  • Idenitfy different types of remote teams
  • Learn strategies around leading a team from a distance
  • Understand the importance of adjusting goals for remote work environment 

This workshop counts for 2-hours of leadership training for the leadership certificate.  

Once you have completed the module an ILC staff member will review your responses and provide you documentation of completion.  Please allow 2 business days to receive a confirmation of completion.