Leadership and Management

Foundational Approach to Leadership and Career Planning

Foundational Approach to Leadership and Career Planning

Gain the leadership foundation and resources needed to navigate your way to the career you want with USF’s Foundational Approach to Leadership and Career Planning. Whether you’re an early-career leader or looking to take your first leadership role, this personalized program will provide tailored professional development that teaches you how to evaluate where you are in your career, where you want to go and how you can effectively plan to get there.

With one-on-one mentorship, journaling and financial planning, you’ll learn the tools needed to help you write the story you want for your life. Taught by retired Citi executive Gregg Morton, students will learn from an expert leader who was able to successfully build his career from providing customer service over the phone to managing 23 Citi service centers across the globe.

HOW CAN THIS LEADERSHIP AND CAREER PLANNING CERTIFICATE BENEFIT YOU? 

Discover the competencies, characteristics and attributes of effective leaders using an experiential model with practical exercises and in-class discussion. This course provides a detailed framework for how you’ll accelerate your leadership preparedness and career:

  • Adopt an overarching paradigm for leading based on emotional intelligence and personal change.
  • Obtain a roadmap for building a customized development plan based on real-life experiences.
  • Acquire a toolkit on "how" to execute your plan so it not only sticks but continually evolves.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? 

The program will cover important themes that will help shape you into a stronger leader by encouraging you to reflect on your natural tendencies and understand your decision-making process:

  1. Leading Yourself
    • How to be brutally honest with YOURSELF
    • Who am I really?
    • What do I really want?
    • What drives my decisions (values and principles)?
    • What am I willing to do to succeed?

  2. Managing Yourself
    • What changes do I REALLY want to make?
    • Where do I fit?
    • What can I contribute?
    • Relationships in your career (and life)?

  3. Embracing Change
    • Fight or flight from your evolutionary roots
    • A primer on your mind
    • Grit and habits are the way
    • A tracking, feedback and accountability tool

WHAT WILL YOU EARN?

  • Certificate of completion from USF Corporate Training and Professional Education
  • A prestigious USF digital certificate badge to add to your social profile

WHY CHOOSE USF’S FOUNDATIONAL APPROACH TO LEADERSHIP AND CAREER PLANNING?

The University of South Florida’s Foundational Approach to Leadership and Career Planning certificate program is designed to maximize your effectiveness as a leader:

  • Personalized program
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Live online program convenience
  • Expert instruction from retired Citi executive Gregg Morton

PROGRAM FORMAT 

The Foundational Approach to Leadership and Career Planning program is made up of two courses that build upon each other. Students can choose to take Course 1 only, or Course 1 and Course 2 for a more advanced training. 

  • Course 1: Two-hour sessions on three consecutive Saturdays
  • Course 2: Two-hour sessions on three consecutive Saturdays
    • Students must complete Course 1 to enroll in Course 2.
  • Course 3: To be scheduled with instructor. Mentoring and coaching sessions.
    • Students must complete Course 1 and 2 to enroll in Course 3.

COST TO ATTEND

  • Course 1: $995
    • Includes all course materials, a leather-bound journal and 30-minute introductory one-on-one session with the instructor.
  • Course 2: $1,400
    • Students must complete Course 1 to enroll in Course 2.
    • Includes all course materials and two 45-minute, one-on-one mentoring sessions with the instructor.
  • Course 3: $250 per mentoring/coaching session.
    • Students must complete Course 1 and 2 to enroll in Course 3. 

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HOW TO REGISTER

Enroll online through our registration portal. There are no applications or prerequisites required. Register for Register for USF’s Foundational Approach to Leadership and Career Planning program today!

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