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This class is offered in a highly participatory live-online format.

This class is open to anyone interested in the topic.  It is also a required part of the Mid-Level Management Certificate (MLMC). Get more information on the MLMC.

This class helps you understand how the definition of leadership has evolved over time and how knowledge, skills, and values contribute to leadership style. You will explore the difference between leadership and management. You will also have an opportunity to create your own Individual Leadership Development Plan.


Desired learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Define leadership
  2. Express the difference between leadership and management
  3. Explain how knowledge, skills, and values contribute to leadership style
  4. Develop your Individual Leadership Development Plan

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Overview: Extra Information

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Division of Continuing Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 6
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .6

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Masha Bubela at masha.bubela@wisc.edu or 608-263-5130

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

Lindsay Bessick

(MA, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia) is an organizational development specialist with the City of Madison with more than 15 years of experience in learning and development, organizational change management, and consulting.

What Attendees Are Saying

"The class helps people who may not have experience in lead roles to develop a plan to start leading."
"I learned how leadership differs from management, the history of leadership theory, and how to start to implement Values-Based Learning."
"The ILDP (Individual Leadership Development Plan) will be very useful for personal/professional development."
"I have a better idea of what my values are. Management and leadership are sometimes interchangeable but usually have their own characteristics."
"Lindsay was very engaging and obviously very knowledgeable. She easily kept the group on track and was able to get the most out of some questions that were hard to ask a group virtually."