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Leadership Essentials

Technical Diploma

12 Credits | Less than 1 year

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

Organizations need employees who can initiate change, make decisions and inspire teams. The Leadership Essentials technical diploma can be a huge factor in acquiring these types of skills. In fact, the top two skills desired by companies are in leadership and communication. This diploma will help you to meet their needs and you own professional and career goals.

Program Overview

A series of courses to assist you in developing the skills of current and future supervisors to lead today’s workforce, Leadership Essentials focuses on leading people within an organization toward strategic goals, through corporate changes, or in directing processes and procedures.

Program Outcomes

Leadership Essentials graduates will be able to:

  • Perform leadership functions to achieve organizational objectives
  • Facilitate effective employee relations
  • Select appropriate communication strategy to fit the situation
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Take two-courses a semester, one night a week for one year and supplement class time with online learning. Actually practice and perform the interpersonal aspects of dealing with and coaching our employees to create at high performing team.

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Designed for working adults.

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Build relationships.

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Improve interpersonal communication. 


Academics

After completing the diploma, you’ll be able to solve work-based problems, communicate steps to implement processes and procedures, articulate types of motivational strategies, manage organizational change, categorize your personal leadership style, apply tactics to develop productive work teams and practice conflict-resolving approaches.

Experienced Instructors

WITC is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. The experienced faculty are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help. The sizes of your classes will allow for the attention you deserve.

Real-World Based

The curriculum centers on what actually happens in the world of business within the WITC region, as well as nationally and internationally.

Cutting Edge, Relevant Curriculum

Continuous networking with business professionals, employers and recent graduates keeps your courses up to date and applicable to your future career.  


Curriculum

The program is comprised of courses that prepare you to be a successful leader in any industry. 

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Featured Leadership Essentials Courses

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UGRD
| 3 CR
In Team Building and Problem Solving, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to facilitate problem solving in a team environment. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, systematic process of problem definition, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, solution implementation, evaluation, and documentation.
10196190
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In Leadership Development, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to fulfill his/her role as a modern leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of evaluating leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, implementing mission and goals, ethical behavior, personal leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change, and effective conflict resolution.
10196191
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In Supervision, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to perform the functions of a frontline leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of strategies and transition to a contemporary supervisory role including day-to-day operations, analysis, delegation, controlling, staffing, leadership, problem solving, team skills, motivation, and training.

Leadership Essentials is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Leadership Essentials student at WITC, you can build credentials each step of the way. 

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You can continue your education to obtain an associate degree in either of these programs.

Associate Degree
60 Credits / 2 Years Full Time; Part Time Options Available
Potential Careers
Programming Coordinator, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Director of Programs
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Associate Degree
60 Credits / 2 Years Full Time; Part Time Options Available
Potential Careers
Supervisor, Coach, Manager, Team Leader, Group Leader, Department Head, Mentor
Range of Yearly Salary
$19,883-$56,838
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Advance your skills with a bachelor's degree.


Admissions and Tuition

To apply for a certificate, just fill out an application form either online or at a campus, and WITC will guide you from there. 

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Leadership Essentials

12 Credits | Less than 1 year

$1,752

$1,752 In Tuition and Fees


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the WITC Leadership Essentials Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Leadership Essentials technical diploma. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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