LEAD 304: Professional Communication and Personal Development

Course in Leadership and Communication
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Course Description:

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.

Course Credits:
1 course unit (c.u.)*
Term Format:
Accelerated 8-Week Term
2019 Term Offered:
Fall 2 (accelerated): Oct 25 – Dec 19, 2019
2020 Term Offered:
Spring 2 (accelerated): Mar 16 – May 12, 2020
Fall 2 (accelerated): Oct 27 – Dec 21, 2020
Synchronous Session:
Weekly synchronous session required
2019 Fall 2 online seminar meets on Wednesdays from 8 - 9:30 p.m.
2020 Spring 2 online seminar meets on Wednesdays from 8 - 9:30 p.m.

*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.

Instructor

  • 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

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