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University of Michigan

High Stakes Leadership: Leading in Times of Crisis

University of Michigan via FutureLearn


Learn how to lead your business to survive and thrive through crises

This course is designed to teach leaders how to manage a business through crises and how to implement crisis management strategies.

As the world adapts to new ways of working in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, crisis management is now more relevant than ever.

Learn how the VUCA world is making crises more common

Throughout the course, you’ll learn directly from business leaders about the strategies they have used to manage the different crises, and you’ll also learn how the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) world is making crises more common. The topics covered in this course are particularly relevant in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many course examples will reference lessons leaders around the world have learned during this far-reaching healthcare crisis.

Decipher how to build resilience and anticipate potential threats

When it comes to future crises, it is a matter of when not if. This course will show you the main characteristics of resilient organisations and help you learn and apply techniques for building resilience in your organisation.

It’s packed with practical advice like how to prepare by planning ahead and anticipating potential threats so you’re ready to adapt to changing conditions.

You’ll learn hands-on techniques for designing frameworks that will help you effectively cope with different scenarios you’ll face in the future.

Discover how to lead through a crisis with the University of Michigan

When a crisis hits, your team will look to you for guidance. Studying this course with experts from the University of Michigan will help you build the skills you need to lead your team through crises and be well prepared to tackle the uniquely challenging nature of a crisis when it hits.

This course is designed for all leaders who want to prepare themselves for leading through a crisis and navigate the challenges of significant organisational disruptions.

Taught by

Kush Dawar

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