Leadership Fundamentals

At its core, lead­er­ship is rela­tion­al, con­nect­ing self and oth­ers. Top­ics may include: explor­ing the con­cept of lead­ing from the self”; lead­er­ship the­o­ries and prac­tices; lead­er­ship styles and strengths; lead­er­ship beliefs and bar­ri­ers; and the reflec­tive prac­ti­tion­er of leadership.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Be introduced to the fundamentals of leadership as you reflect on your own leadership philosophy, examining who you are as a leader, articulating your values and behaviours, and generating a vision for your leadership practice.
  • Aimed at emerging leaders, supervisors, and mid-level managers who seek to move up within their organization by improving their leadership skills.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of leadership.
  • Differentiate between leadership and management.
  • Identify effective leadership models for everyday work.
  • Compare values, behaviours, and practices of effective and ineffective leaders.
  • Know the key supervisory and management fundamentals.
  • Identify key planning strategies to lead others toward a shared vision.
  • Have an insight into getting off to a successful start when placed in a new supervisory position.
  • Have an improved ability to communicate to subordinates.
  • Understand the conflict resolution model.
  • Identify strategies on how to develop a cohesive, efficient, and effective team.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • All course resources and learning materials will be available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • This is a graded course; assessment includes post-course work to be completed via eClass.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.


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