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Be a Leader, Develop a Leader

Case Western Reserve University via Coursera


The objectives of this MOOC are to enable you to learn from applying concepts, exercises and learning from the four other MOOCs in this specialization. Learners involved in our programs over the decades have repeatedly told us that going over the material several times helps them progressively delve into the meaning and application of the ideas and experiences. As a result, we have designed this capstone so that it would be the third iteration of working with the ideas and experiences about effective leadership and inspiring its development in others. The first iteration was during one of the other MOOCs in terms of the videos, readings, Forum chats and reflective exercises. The second iteration was doing one of the personal learning or action learning assignments in one of the MOOCs that involved talking to others and writing an essay about the experience. If you had not done the Action learning assignment, then one of the two projects for this MOOC would involve doing it. The third is reviewing and revising your analysis of the experience as the Capstone project to show evidence that you can Be a Leader and help another Develop as a Leader.


  • Be a Leader, Developing Your Personal Vision
    • This week you will practice the concepts and skills you learned in Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence by further developing your personal vision. Please use the Ideal Self Booklet in the Resources section to complete the exercises for this week.
  • Develop a Leader: Coaching
    • This week you will have an opportunity to further develop the coaching skills you learned during Conversations That Inspire: Coaching Learning, Leadership and Change
  • Women in Leadership: Two Success Stories
    • This week you will revisit the concepts that you learned during Women in Leadership: Inspiring Positive Change!
  • Creating a Shared Vision
    • For your final project, you will spend time further developing the plan for an AI Summit you began during Leading Positive Change through Appreciative Inquiry

Taught by

Ellen VanOosten, Melvin Smith, Ronald Fry, Diana Bilimoria and Richard Boyatzis


4.7 rating at Coursera based on 46 ratings

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