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Leadership Skills for Building a Global Community

Improve your interpersonal skills for more effective leadership that focuses on global sustainability.

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Leadership Skills for Building a Global Community

  • 5 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

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Build your facilitation and negotiation skills

If we are going to create change on a large scale and build a global community, careful navigation of our global sphere will require competent exercise of systems thinking, negotiation, and facilitation.

On this five-week course from Ubiquity University, you’ll be introduced to the concepts of these soft skills as well as looking at leadership and setting long term goals.

Explore leadership styles and conflict resolution

You’ll start by focusing on the kinds of leadership styles required to handle hyper complexity. A close companion to this is understanding what drives us and what motivates us as individuals and groups.

On this course, you’ll also explore how to motivate yourself and others, how to use interpersonal skills, and some basic conflict resolution tactics.

Discover how sustainable communities are built with systems thinking

Sustainable communities are planned and built to address multiple human needs and to promote sustainable living. You’ll look at several communities designed for sustainability from the start and examine how building projects in your community could be possible.

While discussing the design of sustainable communities, you’ll learn the basics of systems thinking and assess how the individual parts of a system work within the context of a larger, interconnected system.

Set long term goals and plan strategies to achieve them

To finish your learning, you’ll assess your own personal situation and practice setting some long term goals in relation to the UN SDGs and the soft skills that you’ve gained throughout this course. You’ll then look at strategies to help you reach these goals while sustaining effort as you work towards them.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Leadership Part 1

    • Welcome to the course

      Welcome to Week 1 of Leadership Skills for Building a Global Community. In this activity, you will be introduced to the course and learn about the topics that will be discussed this week.

    • Leadership Styles

      In this activity you will be introduced to varying leadership styles and consider which leadership style you identify with the most.

    • Drive and Motivation of Self and Others

      In this activity, you will be introduced to Drive and Motivation as an important soft skill.

    • Conflict Resolution

      In this activity, you will practice your conflict resolution skills.

  • Week 2

    Leadership Part 2

    • Welcome to Week 2

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the topics we will cover this week.

    • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

      In this activity, you will consider the value of affordable and clean energy.

    • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

      In this activity, you will be introduced to SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.

    • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

      In this activity, you will learn about the importance of community sustainability.

  • Week 3

    Building Global Community Part 1

    • Welcome to Week 3

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the topics we will discuss and learn about this week.

    • Systems Thinking

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the concept of systems thinking.

    • Negotiation Skills

      In this activity, you will learn about various negotiation skills.

    • Facilitation Skills

      In this activity, you will learn about some valuable facilitation skills.

  • Week 4

    Building Global Community Part 2

    • Welcome to Week 4

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the topics we will discuss and learn about this week.

    • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

      In this activity you will be introduced to Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

    • SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

      In this activity, you will learn how to create partnerships that help to achieve your goals.

  • Week 5

    Towards Your Future

    • Intro to the Closing Week and the SDG Wrap Up

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the closing concepts in this course and begin to consider what you want to do in your life.

    • Lifelong Learning

      In this activity you will be introduced to lifelong learning and be encouraged to continue your learning practice.

    • Goal Setting and Getting Things Done

      In this activity, you will begin to set goals for your future.

    • Towards Your Future

      In this activity, you will look at your reflective task and conclude the course.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Investigate different leadership styles and where they are most effective
  • Explore decent work and economic growth through a resource limited lens and discuss what that might mean for the future
  • Explore several communities that have been designed for sustainability from the outset, and consider how building projects such as this might be possible in your community
  • Assess the basics of systems thinking and how all systems are interconnected in a cohesive whole
  • Investigate issues around peace, social justice and strong institutions
  • Practice setting some long term goals and examine strategies to sustain effort

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to improve their soft skills to help in career development. It will be especially useful if you’re interested in sustainability and how to use these soft skills to improve yourself and the planet.

To further your understanding, you may be interested in these courses, from the same provider:

Who developed the course?

Ubiquity University

At Ubiquity University we create the future. Providing one competency-based learning experience at a time. Develop with us the skills you need to succeed and create a positive impact in the world.

  • Established

    1996
  • Location

    Oakland, California USA

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