University of Johannesburg
Organisational Leadership

  • Taught by Professors Veldsman.
  • How do you lead effectively in the global text of the 21st century?
  • This Certificate will help you build a foundation for leadership by understanding yourself, working with others and leading with context.

Understand Your Own Leadership Brand.
Become a Master Leader.

Leadership as the centre piece in the success of teams, organisations, communities and societies has been proven. In this Certificate, you will learn to effectively lead in the global context of 21st century. You gain powerful leadership roadmaps, approaches and tools that will enable you to inspire and lead people effectively in within an organisational setting. Throughout the Certificate exemplary leaders from different spheres- such as Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Lou Gerstner, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa and Albert Einstein - will be used to demonstrate and illustrate key learning points.

This Certificate has three units, so you can easily fit the learning into your personal schedule.

Organisational Leadership

Leading Yourself: Me

International Business HR Overview

In this unit you will begin the leadership journey with an orientation to the Leadership Universe consisting of Me, Us and World and the five C’s and Intelligences of masterful leaders. This is followed by helping you understand your personal leadership strengths and development areas as a leader. The ability to have insight into who and what you are, and what you stand for as a leader is critical in being a masterful leader. Personal leadership entails insight into personal traits, intellect, personality, temperament, style, values and looking after your personal well-being.

You will learn:

  • How to locate a leader in the Leadership Universe of leading yourself (Me), leading others (We), and leading in a complex global context (World).
  • To identify examples of the five C’s of Masterful Leadership – Character, Competence, Caring, Commitment and Connected.
  • The five Intelligences of a masterful leader - Intra- and Interpersonal, Conceptual, Spiritual, Action and Contextual.
  • To assess your personal strengths and development areas as a leader in terms of Character and Competence.
  • What factors may enhance or impede your personal leadership mastery.

Leading Others: We

International Business HR Unit 2

This unit extends the leadership journey to include Others through sharing an inspiring vision and solid values, empowering and enabling others, modeling the way, encouraging the heart and the achievement of results. Leaders must work with Others to produce results for the organisation. Establishing and nurturing relationships is vital. It commences with healthy, constructive one-on-one relationships through building a high performance, engaged team, achieving with fellow leaders, to engaging the stakeholders of the organisation in order to obtain the endorsements and support from outside of the organisation.

You will learn:

  • How to set up and sustain an effective leadership process with its key levers.
  • To map the multiple relationships and interactions through which you have to lead: one-on-one; your team, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • To Mobilize Others to become enthusiastic and dedicated followers – the We – of you as a caring leader.
  • The critical success factors to enhance your Interpersonal Mastery.

Leading in Context: World

International Business HR Unit 3

Masterful leadership requires the constructive engagement with the context in which you, as leader, are embedded: the operating arena of your organisation, your organisation, position and career. This requires having the right set of glasses on in looking at the world, and engaging with the context at the requisite level of complexity. Finally, you will have to weave everything together into a powerful story, using the combination of the “Me, We and World” to inspire, lead and produce results that matter. The story will give expression to your Personal Stance and Brand as a leader.

You will learn:

  • The right set of glasses to use and understand the context: choose an appropriate world view.
  • About complexity levels with the context in which you are embedded as a leader in demonstrating commitment and connectivity: the operating arena of your organisation, your organisation, position and career.
  • Ways to weave together a coherent and meaningful story as a leader that inspires action.
  • Strategies to integrate the five C’s – Character, Competence, Caring, Commitment and Connected- into a Personal Stance and Brand as a masterful leader.

Phi Theta Kappa ILIAD Capstone Unit

Students will explore the opportunities for experiential international education and analyze them to identify an opportunity that is best aligned to personal and career goals. Students will set learning goals, develop a timeline and actions required to meet goals, and develop well-crafted essay drafts that prepare them to complete actual application processes for programs as well as scholarships that fund study abroad experiences, such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

You will learn:

  • International Experiential Education – Students develop awareness and are inspired to consider different types of international study experiences.
  • Support Team – Students assemble a support team and learn the value of networking and communication to produce a plan of international study.
  • Strategy and Success – Students personalize an approach to international study that is meaningful and authentic to their interests, strengths, and goals.
  • Forming a Plan – Students select a scholarship opportunity (or other pathway) to pursue and develop a plan that includes a clear timeline and activities.
  • Operationalizing a Plan – Students execute their plans and submit scholarship applications with the support of their network to maximize their chance of receiving a scholarship to study abroad.

Who should enroll:  This Certificate is ideal for individuals who want to increase their skills and value to their future organizations, including those planning a career in:

 Human Resources
 Management
 International Business

 Business Ownership
 Global HR Strategy
 Operations

 International Finance
 Project Management
 Service Development

Professors

  • Theo Veldsman, PHD
  • Monika Byrd

 


University Info: The University of Johannesburg

* Top 4% of Universities Worldwide

The University of Johannesburg is an international university of choice for the continent of Africa and holds an increasingly influential role in the world economy. Multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg shares the pace and energy of the cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg South Africa, which is also home to the Nelson Mandella Centre of Memory.

The moral dimensions of leadership is at the heart and soul of the country, city and the university. The University of Johannesburg is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 complimenting UJ’s top 4% ranking of universities worldwide.

Known for excellence in business education and leadership development, the University of Johannesburg provides global access to their signature Organisational Leadership Certificate for the first time through Phi Theta Kappa for honor students across the globe.

Differentiate yourself in your career and next job interview with this Certificate from one of the world’s top universities and leadership programs.


Phi Theta Kappa:
Phi Theta Kappa is a membership honor society that recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students. It provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Phi Theta Kappa has 1300 chapters and adds 135,000 of the top-performing community college students each year.

Click here to learn how you can become a member.

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FAQ

Question Policy
What do I need to to receive Unit credit from my community college ? Credit policies will vary by institution, however, you must complete and pass both the International Honors Certificate Unit in addition to the Iliad Certificate Unit in order to receive credit. Please check with your community college to determine the exact path to credit.
How is the International Honors Certificate designed? Each International Honors Certificate Unit is specialized content from a top university and contains 3 Units. Each Unit has an end of Unit Quiz which must be passed prior to moving forward. At the end of the Unit, you must pass a certificate exam in order to finish. 
What is the Iliad certificate? The Iliad certificate unit is designed by PTK to prepare students to complete actual application processes for programs as well as scholarships that fund study abroad experiences, such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
How is the International Honors Certificate and Iliad Unit graded? Both the IHC Units and the Iliad Unit are pass/fail in nature and the student must achieve at least 80% to pass.  Students will need to pass the End of Certificate Exam and the End of Unit Iliad Quiz  to move forward. 
How many times can I take a End of Unit quiz in the International Honors Certificate ?  The Unit quiz may be taken an unlimited number of times
How many times can I take the end of International Honors certificiate exam? Students have two attempts to pass the end-of-certificate exam. If you don't achieve an 80% necessary by the second try then you will not pass the International Honors Certificate and not be eligible for credit. 
Can I drop the International Honors certificate Unit? Add/ drop policies will vary by institution, please check with your local community college. For fall 2015 specific dates, please check the FAQ
By when do I have to finish the International Honors Certificate Unit + Iliad unit? You will have to the end of your semester by which you will need to finish the International Honors Certificate Unit. Please check with your local community college. For fall 2015 specific dates, please check the FAQ