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University of Michigan

Leading People and Teams Capstone

University of Michigan via Coursera


Interviews in organizations constitute a cornerstone of talent selection and promotion practices. One of the key goals of the interview process is to understand how you would approach a variety of leadership challenges at work, given your knowledge, expertise, and prior work experience. Within the context of this interview, your primary objective for the capstone assignment is to use content from the specialization to demonstrate your knowledge of key leadership skills.

The benefits of incorporating the specialization content into your interview responses extend well beyond the Leading People and Teams Specialization. Thinking about your past work experiences using the concepts, tools, and frameworks you learned in the specialization will enable you to reflect more deeply on your past actions and their outcomes.

Furthermore, we selected questions for the mock interview from actual job interviews. In other words, in your future interviews, it is likely you will be asked similar questions. Thus, by working through the capstone, you will be investing in your own interview preparation and increasing the likelihood of performing well in your future interviews.


  • Welcome to the Capstone
    • Congratulations on completing the first four courses in the Leading People and Teams specialization. As the final step in the specialization, you will complete a capstone project.

      This capstone represents an important milestone, not only for the Specialization, but in your developmental journey as a leader. We appreciate your commitment to your own development and are looking forward to reviewing your insights and lessons learned through the capstone project.
  • Capstone Project: Preparation

Taught by

Maxim Sytch, Ph.D. and Scott DeRue, Ph.D.



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