LeadersBench

LeadersBench 1.0 provides future business leaders with the right information and techniques to help theme excel in this job. This curriculum offers the basics of the process, as well as some advanced techniques and team building strategies. Altogether, it should help student prepare to be a good leader of his or her team.

Curriculum Format

Based on 13 hours of participation per week Interaction with facilitator Participation in webinars 69 hours of activities

Time Restrictions

42 days

Job Description

A business leader is the one who establishes a clear vision and communicates that vision to others. This person is responsible for providing organizational efficiency and effectiveness while coordinating and balancing the conflicting interests of all members and stakeholders. The leader is self-aware, reflective, resilient, and inspiring to subordinates who follow willingly through knowledge and methods to realize and achieve the organizational vision and goals. The leader is responsible for managing overall business risk and ensuring organizational accountability.

Curriculum Purpose

LeadersBench 1.0 is intended to be a foundation and a support system to build upon as the entrepreneur becomes a good business leader. It offers courses that will help him or her communicate, think, and lead in the right way that will make the employees see them as a role model and inspiration for success.

Curriculum Scope

The curriculum LeadersBench 1.0 starts from introducing leadership and making a difference between a leader and a manager. Through several courses, it brings up the most important topics when it comes to emotional intelligence. It also offers advanced skill of writing, meeting participation and presentation. Finally, the curriculum offers insight into team building and leading a virtual team, followed by advice on critical thinking and strategic planning.

Prerequisites

ProficiencyBench Courselets: Ethics, Goal Setting, Time Management, Stress Management, Communicate Clearly, Effective Writing Skills, Business Presentations & Skills, Effective Meeting Skills, Decision Making & Problem Solving These courselets can be taken as part of the ProficiencyBench Curriculum or as CEUs

Certificate requisites

Academic: To fulfill the academic requirements of the LeadersBench 1.0 curriculum, students must complete the curriculum with all courselets and knowledge checks and satisfactorily complete 2 lab assignments. Knowledge checks and the lab assignments are created to test student achievement of established learning outcomes. Certificate issuance: To be issued a certificate of completion, a student must complete all the academic requirements of the curriculum. Upon successful completion of the LeadersBench 1.0 exam, the student will receive a certificate of completion for the exam and will be able to proceed to LeadersBench 2.0 curriculum. Certificate maintenance and use: Each certificate has a unique serial number which is tracked by the CBA Education Administrator. Obtained certificates can be used to signify that the individual has obtained and maintains a valid certificate in the area of Leadership. Certificate is not transferable to another person or company. The certificate can only be used while it is valid. When certificate is invalidated for any reason, the person can no longer use the certificate. LeadersBench 1.0 Exam certificate is valid for one year. If the student fails to enroll in LeadersBench 2.0 within a year, the certificate is invalidated and the student must re-take and pass LeadersBench 1.0 exam in order to proceed to LeadersBench 2.0 Curriculum.

Completion requirements

Study course materials Pass all knowledge checks, labs and exam

Certificate

Student will receive Certificate of Completion upon completing the academic requirements of the LeadersBench 1.0 Curriculum. Student will also be awarded a certificate of completion upon completing the LeadersBench 1.0 Exam. Certificates are available for download upon completion.

Designation and Acronym Granted

LeadersBench™ certificate

Technical Requirements

For hardware, we recommend a dual-core CPU with at least 2G of memory. We recommend any operating system capable of running the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox 5.x and later. For browser, we recommend running either Mozilla Firefox 5.x and later or Chrome. Why? Both browsers provide excellent support for web real-time communications (WebRTC). Safari 5.x and later, Internet Explorer 10.x and later, and Microsoft Edge will work as well, but Chrome and Mozilla Firefox 5.x and later will deliver better audio in lower bandwidth conditions.

Information Regarding Changes to the Certificate Program

The Center for Business Acceleration will strive to deliver its courselets and curriculums in accordance with the descriptions provided on the CBA website at the time of enrollment. However, in some situations it might be beneficial or necessary for the CBA to implement changes to courselets or curriculums. The changes will not be very substantial so as to have impact on students who have already started their courselet or curriculum. In some circumstances where it is necessary for the CBA to implement such changes after enrollment due to developments in the relevant subject, advances in teaching or evaluation practice, or requirements of accreditation processes, students will be notified of the changes made to courselets or curriculum immediately.

APPROXIMATE COMPLETION TIME:LEARNING OUTCOMES:PDU AND CEU:REQUIRED MATERIALS:GRADING/PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT:

53 contact hours
16 lab hours
69 total hours

6 weeks
  1. Identify the personal skills and qualities of a good leader
  2. Define a leader and a manager and distinguish their roles
  3. Exhibit leadership skills and team-building skills within the workplace
  4. Conduct a thorough self-assessment and define personal style
  5. Demonstrate self-control in stressful situations
  6. Establish productive relationships in the workplace
  7. Use advanced writing techniques for a variety of purposes in the workplace
  8. Plan and facilitate productive meetings
  9. Prepare effective presentations and briefings
  10. Apply strategic planning and business analytics in the workplace
  11. Apply critical thinking skills to decision-making and problem-
69 PDU
6.9 CEU

Prerequisite courselets (Ethics, Goal Setting, Time Management, Stress Management, Communicate Clearly, Effective Writing Skills, Business Presentations & Skills, Effective Meeting Skills, Decision Making & Problem Solving); LeadersBench 1.0 courselets and LeadersBench Book 1; George Washington’s Rules of Civility

A      94
A-     90
B+    87
B      84
B-     80
C+    77
C      74
C-     70
D+    67
D      64
D-     60

APPROXIMATE COMPLETION TIME:

53 contact hours
16 lab hours
69 total hours

6 weeks
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  1. Identify the personal skills and qualities of a good leader
  2. Define a leader and a manager and distinguish their roles
  3. Exhibit leadership skills and team-building skills within the workplace
  4. Conduct a thorough self-assessment and define personal style
  5. Demonstrate self-control in stressful situations
  6. Establish productive relationships in the workplace
  7. Use advanced writing techniques for a variety of purposes in the workplace
  8. Plan and facilitate productive meetings
  9. Prepare effective presentations and briefings
  10. Apply strategic planning and business analytics in the workplace
  11. Apply critical thinking skills to decision-making and problem-
PDU AND CEU:
69 PDU
6.9 CEU
REQUIRED MATERIALS:

Prerequisite courselets (Ethics, Goal Setting, Time Management, Stress Management, Communicate Clearly, Effective Writing Skills, Business Presentations & Skills, Effective Meeting Skills, Decision Making & Problem Solving); LeadersBench 1.0 courselets and LeadersBench Book 1; George Washington’s Rules of Civility

GRADING/PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT:

A      94
A-     90
B+    87
B      84
B-     80
C+    77
C      74
C-     70
D+    67
D      64
D-     60

Purchase the curriculum which includes all courses
$1,450.00