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For decades, UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies has provided high-quality leadership and management training to high-potential employees. The Essentials of Leadership and Management (ELM) program is the latest program that has been added to this reputable lineup.
This program is taught by a variety of faculty and subject matter experts and is designed to help develop exceptional leadership, communication, teamwork, and project management skills. With 60 hours of learning, the instructional approach emphasizes team interaction, problem solving, personal reflection and peer coaching. Topics within the program are selected based on the immediate and practical needs of the participants. Case studies and business simulations offer timely, relevant and specific application to the unique environment of companies operating in a modern technology and global marketplace.
Upon program completion, ELM participants will be prepared for greater responsibility within their company. Sponsoring companies will see immediate improvement in managerial performance as a result of the concepts that are taught and the knowledge that is gained in the ELM program. Furthermore, the dynamic interaction between participants throughout the program builds valuable long-term relationships.
Program Dates and Times
The sessions will meet one time per week for fourteen weeks. Session attendance is mandatory.
Coffee, Tea, and Snacks provided at in-person sessions.
|Dates: February 20 - May 20 (Orientation Is Held On Tuesday, February 20)
|Time: Mondays, from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM PT
|Application Deadline: February 9, 2024
Next Application Deadline
February 9th, 2024
Discover best practices in managing and leading teams
Implement what is learned in class directly into the workplace
Learn how to get the most out of yourself and your team
Longer course format allows for multiple topics to be covered
Case studies and simulations illuminate best practices
representing multiple companies and industries
Team exercises promotes exchange of ideas with individuals
The ELM program is made up of two areas for employee development. The two modules build upon one another in sequence. Each module explores issues relevant to being a successful manager. Information, tools and models are presented in class with an emphasis on immediate and direct application. ELM draws heavily on the collective experience of the participants which come from a variety of companies. Participants work in teams to apply concepts, examine case studies, and project assignments.
- Everything DiSC
- Leadership, Conflict & Resiliency
- Building and Sustaining a High-Performance Team
- Improving Emotional Intelligence
- Performance and Talent Management
- Team-Oriented Simulation
Becoming a Stronger Manager
- Understanding Business Finance
- Unconscious Bias
- Employment Law
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Effective Coaching
- Business-Oriented Simulation
Who Should Attend
ELM is designed for mid-level professionals who are taking on leadership and management roles and need to enhance their skills and acumen. The acceptance committee places importance on work experience and career goals.
The program format will depend on the cohort you apply for. This program is offered in two formats:
- In-Person: Ideal for those who live in San Diego or surrounding areas who are able to commute to the classroom located in San Diego on a weekly basis.
- Live Online: Synchronous online format, which is available to national and international audiences. Synchronous web-based class meetings are scheduled to meet via Zoom online at specific dates and times.
What Will You Earn?
Upon successful completion, you will receive a verifiable digital credential and printable certificate. The digital credential may be shared on social media, in email signatures, or with colleagues and friends in order to recognize your achievement. In addition, you will have earned 60 hours of education from UC San Diego Extended Studies (6 credit units). Official university transcripts are available by request.
Many companies sponsor employees to participate in programs an an integral part of the their management development efforts. The knowledge the participants gain in this program allows for them to better contribute to their company's success, both in fulfilling their current responsibilities and in working with other functional units to conceive and implement valuable new capabilities.
For those who are interested in taking the program without employer sponsorship, you may request a no-interest payment plan to help break of the cost of attendance. To request a payment plan, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application and Admission
Each participant must complete an application and be admitted to the program. Application can be submitted any time via the online application form. Applicants are evaluated based on their academic and professional experience and current management duties to ensure they are a proper fit in the program.
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