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BUS 262 — Leadership in the New World of Work

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Oct 1—Nov 19
Time: 7:00—8:30 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Oct 3
Unit: 1
Tuition: $500
Instructor(s): JeanAnn Nichols, Lisen Stromberg
Status: Closed
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:30 pm (PT)
Oct 1—Nov 19
8 weeks
Drop By
Oct 3
1 Unit
JeanAnn Nichols, Lisen Stromberg
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
In the wake of #MeToo, COVID-19, and the rise of a more diverse and multigenerational workforce, a new kind of leadership is required for success. Today's leaders must shift from fostering hierarchical, product-focused, profit-driven, office-based cultures to creating democratic, people-focused, people-driven cultures that empower teams across a myriad of locations. Those who master modern leadership skills will thrive in the new environment and draw the best talent to their teams. This course is designed for leaders who are eager to step up and increase their impact. We will focus on the six core facets of Modern Leadership: empathy, collaboration, agility, inclusivity, authenticity, and transparency. First, you will learn the foundations of today’s best-in-class workplaces, such as Patagonia, Salesforce, and Unilever, including what has changed and why. Next, we’ll explore the skills needed—including agility, collaboration, transparency, and empathy—to succeed in the new world of work and help you develop Modern Leadership core competencies. Through weekly reflections and practical activities, you will build your unique Modern Leader action plan to evolve your leadership style. Each session will consist of a lecture, discussion, and an exercise on one of the elements. Classes will also include in-depth interviews with industry leaders who embody Modern Leadership. Come prepared to share your challenges and experiences, and learn from one another, as you increase your leadership impact.

JeanAnn Nichols, Executive Mentor and Leadership Coach; Former Vice President, Intel

JeanAnn Nichols specializes in supporting women in senior management to advance in the technology industry, using her extensive global business experience to incorporate illustrative stories, relatable humor, and practical advice into every session. She has more than thirty years in the tech industry, and has led a variety of global functions in Fortune 500 companies, including engineering, product design, manufacturing, marketing, sales, communications, and IT operations. Nichols received an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Lisen Stromberg, Founder and CEO, PrismWork

Lisen Stromberg is a culture innovation and leadership expert who has worked with global advertising agencies, digital and cross-platform publishers, tech startups, and Fortune 500 companies. She and her team work with clients to help them build next-in-class, twenty-first-century cultures with future-forward leaders. Stromberg is also an author, journalist, and speaker who has presented at SXSW, TEDx, and numerous other conferences. She received an MBA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Mills College.