Engineering Leadership Academy
Your InstructorAdam Cletzer, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education and Leadership, (573) 884-6503, [email protected]
Everyone should be able to lead a high-functioning team, especially engineers. This eight-week, asynchronous, online course provides an overview of applicable leadership concepts. Participants will learn fundamental leadership theories and be able to assess the leadership discourse of their firm. Considerable time is spent focusing on group dynamics, including: stages of team development, dysfunctions of a team, motivation, power, decision-making, and culture in a team context. We will also discuss adaptive problem solving, as well as strategies for orchestrating change in organizations. For a full syllabus, complete with learning objective and outcomes, please click here to download.
There is no course text book. Readings will be provided in each module in PDF, as will supplemental reading and recommended reading for those who want to learn more about a given topic. The book we draw from most, however, is "Group Dynamics for Teams" by Daniel Levi. If you would like to purchase that book, you can find it here
This course will be an eight-week, asynchronous, distance-learning, online course that is managed through Canvas. The content will feature videos, readings, reflective prompts, personality assessments, discussion boards, etc.
Participants will be asked in each unit to assess themselves, their teams, or their organizations so that they might apply course concepts to their specific context.
The course is self-paced, but regulated such that participants will be kept on the same schedule week by week as their cohort members. In other words, participants can complete the course assignments at any time, but cannot forge ahead without their cohort.
Each module may include:
- Videos covering the topic
- Readings to enhance student understanding
- Discussions to connect to students
- Quizzes to check understanding
- Assignments to show student mastery of the material
This course is not for credit. It is intended for your personal enrichment and on-the-job benefit. All assignments will be graded pass/fail. Satisfactory completion of all assignments will result in a completion certification from Missouri Extension.
This course only requires that you be able to navigate Canvas. For help with this, refer to the "Getting Started With Canvas" link in the navigation pane at left.
For the best user experience, we recommend using Google Chrome (63/64) as your browser.
Canvas works well with many mobile devices. See Getting Started with Canvas (insert link to page) for short tutorial videos and app download instructions.
You can find more information on the technical requirements on the Canvas website.
For technical questions or issues, please contact Customer Support.
If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, or if disability-related accommodations are necessary (for example, extended time on exams, materials in an alternate format), please notify your instructor or contact Customer Support.