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EDUC 590-NO1 Special Topics (Aim4Excellence Modules 1-3)

Course Number
USI EDUC 590.NO1(1-3)
Price
600.00
Overview

EDUC 59-.NO1: Special Topics

(Aim4Excellence Modules 1, 2, and 3)

Objective

After completing Module One: Leading the Way, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the skills and competencies required for effective leadership
  • Examine the values and beliefs that shape leadership behavior while also determining a compelling program vision and mission statement
  • Interpret one's unique leadership style
  • Identify and apply ways to use your influence to empower others
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas related to leading others
  • Examine and apply one's own leadership essentials within the framework of Whole Leadership

After completing Module Two: Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff, you will be able to:

  • Recognize issues related to employee recruitment in the field of early care and education
  • Develop and implement a model of continuous recruitment
  • Review strategies to empower staff by involving them in the hiring process
  • Examine strategies when screening, interviewing, and selecting candidates
  • Apply fit criteria when selecting the best applicant
  • Design and recommend a phased orientation of new employees

After completing Module Three: Promoting Peak Performance, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the concepts of motivation theory
  • Apply a developmental approach to supervision which includes the use of coaching/mentoring and individualized professional development plans
  • Use performance appraisals based on observation of practice to support reflective practice
  • Promote a positive work environment based on embedded norms of communication, collaboration, and shared leadership
  • Identify strategies for managing conflict and difficult people
  • Describe the importance of a professional learning community to high-performing teams

Additional Information
For technical assistance as you move through the modules, contact the McCormick Center HelpDesk via email McCormickCenterHelpDesk@nl.edu or call 844-378-2464.

All questions regarding course content, college credit, transcripts, and scholarships must be directed to the course instructor and/or your academic advisor at the University of Southern Indiana (USI).