LeadersBench 2.0

LeadersBench 2.0 is the final step to becoming a strong leader. Qualities such as accountability, responsibility, efficiency, effectiveness, resilience, inspiration, reflection and emotional intelligence are all crucial to development of good leadership in the workplace. This curriculum offers leaders all the information they need to develop these qualities, and more.

Curriculum Format

Based on 13 hours of participation per week Interaction with facilitator Participation in webinars 48 hours of activities

Time Restrictions

28 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 2.0 offers a selection of courses for a business leader who wants to excel at their work. It is meant to help them understand each of the important characteristics of a good business leader, their importance and most importantly, how to achieve them.

Curriculum Scope

The courses of LeadersBench 2.0 are focused on the most important characteristics each leader has to have, from accountability, effectiveness and efficiency, to inspiration, reflection, resilience and responsibility. It also covers the connection between leadership and risk management, as well as pattern recognition.

Prerequisites

LeadersBench 1.0 Curriculum and LeadersBench 1.0 Exam

Certificate requisites

Academic: To fulfill the academic requirements of the LeadersBench 2.0 Curriculum, students must complete the curriculum with all courselets and satisfactorily complete 3 labs, as well as the knowledge checks in the curriculum. Knowledge checks and the lab assignments are created to test student achievement of established learning outcomes. Certificate issuance: To be issued a Leadership certificate , a student must complete all the academic requirements and pass an assessment in the form of a comprehensive Leadership exam. Certificate maintenance and use: Designations and acronyms appointed to certificate holders are identified on the certificate and the individual profiles in the alumni directory. Each certificate has a unique serial number which is tracked by the CBA Education Administrator. Obtained designation and associated acronyms can be used to signify that the individual has obtained and maintains a valid certificate in the area of Business Management. The designation and acronym Business Management Professional™ (BMP) can be used in CVs, on business cards and websites by the certificate holder only. Certificate is not transferrable to another person or company. The designation and acronym can only be used while the certificate is valid. When certificate is invalidated for any reason, the person can no longer use the designation and acronym. Certificate term of validity is two years. In order to maintain the certificate, a student must obtain 20 PDUs or 2 CEUs (20 hours of continuing education) over a 24 month period. If the student fails to acquire sufficient continuing education, the certificate is invalidated.

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 2.0 Curriculum. Student will also be Awarded a certificate upon completing the Leadership 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:

32 contact hours
16 lab hours
48 total hours

4 weeks
  1. Establish accountability in the workplace;
  2. Use techniques to improve workplace efficiency
  3. Exhibit characteristics that boost inspiration in the workplace
  4. Use reflection to improve leadership skills
  5. Examine and demonstrate traits of resilient leaders
  6. Examine and demonstrate traits of responsible leaders
  7. Recognize positive and negative patterns in the workplace and examine the techniques that encourage positive patterns
  8. Examine the role of leaders in risk management and support risk management teams
48 PDU
4.8 CEU

LeadersBench 2.0 courselets and LeadersBench Book 2; George Washington’s Rules of Civility; William McRaven’s Make your Bed; Emotional Intelligence for Leaders Book

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:

32 contact hours
16 lab hours
48 total hours

4 weeks
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  1. Establish accountability in the workplace;
  2. Use techniques to improve workplace efficiency
  3. Exhibit characteristics that boost inspiration in the workplace
  4. Use reflection to improve leadership skills
  5. Examine and demonstrate traits of resilient leaders
  6. Examine and demonstrate traits of responsible leaders
  7. Recognize positive and negative patterns in the workplace and examine the techniques that encourage positive patterns
  8. Examine the role of leaders in risk management and support risk management teams
PDU AND CEU:
48 PDU
4.8 CEU
REQUIRED MATERIALS:

LeadersBench 2.0 courselets and LeadersBench Book 2; George Washington’s Rules of Civility; William McRaven’s Make your Bed; Emotional Intelligence for Leaders Book

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