Notre Dame Ethical Leadership Specialization Program Launches on Coursera | News | Notre Dame News

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The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is launching a new online program designed to help emerging leaders meet the challenges of ethical decision-making and leadership.

The Ethical Leadership Specialization is a non-credit program offered in a fully online, asynchronous format through Coursera, one of the world’s largest online learning platforms with 102 million registered learners. The program is particularly suitable for professionals who wish to study the intersection of ethics, leadership and business. Learners can register today on Coursera.

“Developing values-based leadership has been at the core of our programs for more than 100 years,” said Martijn Cremers, Dean Martin J. Gillen of the Mendoza College of Business. “In a program unique to Notre Dame, the Ethical Leadership specialization provides learners with an in-depth understanding of critical issues such as diversity, the ethical use of technology, and creating a workplace where individuals can ‘flourish.’

“I am thrilled that the University of Notre Dame is launching its first series of courses on Coursera to teach learners around the world this critical topic,” said Betty Vandenbosch, content manager at Coursera. “In an increasingly digital world, we need more leaders who understand how to make ethical technical business decisions, communicate them effectively, and guide with empathy.”

The Ethical Leadership Specialization includes six courses taught by some of Mendoza’s most forward-thinking faculty members with extensive expertise in business ethics:

Learners must complete all six courses to earn a certificate of completion through Coursera.

“The Discipline of Leadership course focuses on learning and applying factual knowledge about effective leadership,” said Muir, who teaches this course. “By also developing increased awareness through self-assessments and feedback about the characteristics, skills, and behaviors you tend to engage in, you should be able to think more deeply about situations than you and others live at work and, by extension, apply the tools you learn to make desired outcomes at work more likely.

“Our specialization is launched at a time when organizations are looking for leaders who can expertly navigate uncertain, complex and ambiguous times without forgetting the needs of their stakeholders,” McKendree said. “The Communication Ethics course, in particular, examines the interplay of the ethics of communication, listening, and the most difficult times of conflict and crisis in the workplace. Because the course design emphasizes reflection, application and practice, each module presents fundamental concepts and learning activities that participants can apply the next day to work.

Mendoza developed the Ethical Leadership Honors program through a partnership with instructional design company iDesign, which has worked with more than 100 colleges and universities to design, create, and support award-winning online courses and programs.

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is a premier Catholic business school whose mission is to develop leaders who contribute to human flourishing, cooperate with others in solidarity, and compete to become the best version of themselves by serving others. A leader in values-based education with the message “Grow the Good in Business,” the college provides an academic experience that incorporates experiential learning, integral leadership development, and a community of mutual advancement.

Visit the Mendoza College of Business Ethical Leadership Honors Program for more information.

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