Coursera launches Leadership Academy to deliver management training
Coursera recently launched its new Leadership Academy to help companies build essential human skills in their employees, such as change management, emotional intelligence, innovation, and resilience.
This ensures employees build the most relevant and impactful workforce skills amid a rapidly changing workplace, remote work and back-to-office transitions.
Offered as part of the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business, the academy will feature content from the world’s top universities and companies — taught by many leading instructors, said Coursera.
The online learning platform’s growing portfolio of academies includes the Data and Analytics Academy, Cloud and IT Academy, Software Engineering Academy, Marketing Academy, Finance Academy, and now, Leadership Academy.
Coursera’s six academies are powered by their proprietary and innovative SkillSets platform, which helps employees develop specific skills for specific roles. Coursera describes SkillSets as job-based learning programmes featuring world-class content delivered via data-driven curations.
The Leadership Academy features 42 SkillSets, including Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Skills, Change Management, and Organizational Development. “These cutting-edge SkillSets make leadership skills measurable, enabling employees and managers to track progress against skill development targets as learning progresses,” notes Coursera.
They add that the Leadership Academy prepares employees for a range of different leadership roles by learning to lead themselves, lead teams and organisations, in addition to leading transformation.
They add that the Leadership Academy features over 350 job-based content recommendations from leading universities and industry partners, including:
- High Performance Collaboration – Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation by Professor Leigh Thompson from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern
- Communications Strategies for a Virtual Age by Ivan Wanis Ruiz from the University of Toronto
- How to Manage a Remote Team by Darren Murph and Jessica Reeder from GitLab Inc.
- High Stakes Leadership: Leading in Times of Crisis by Professor Mike Barger from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Starting August 18, the Leadership Academy will become broadly available to all Coursera for Business customers.