This writing-intensive course is designed to enhance each student’s ability to communicate effectively in the workplace and other professional settings. Students apply the principles of positive psychology to enhance their personal development, learn best practices for professional writing and crisis communication, and practice organizing and editing their written and spoken communications for maximum impact. Assignments include presentations designed for different audiences, job-seeking and professional documents, and the opportunity to create or revise a five-year leadership and communication career plan.
You have the option to enroll in this course without committing to the entire Certificate in Leadership and Communication, enjoying the flexibility and expertise offered by Penn LPS Online to suit your schedule and interests.
*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.
- Associate Director, Curriculum Development and Instruction, Penn LPS Online
Elizabeth Matthew is Penn LPS Online’s Associate Director of Curriculum Development and Instruction. Before coming to Penn, she was an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Business Communication Program at Temple University. Elizabeth holds a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in English from Penn State University and an EdD in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph’s University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on student learning outcomes in face-to-face and online… Read more