Career Academy

Professional Diploma in Leading People & Teams


Launch Your Career in Leading People & Teams. Build in-demand skills and gain credentials to go from beginner to job-ready in 2 months or less. No degree or prior experience is required.


Skills You will Gain: Vision Alignment, Talent Management, Goals & Rewards, Motivate Employees, Leadership, Goal Setting, Communication, Leadership Development, Onboarding, Coaching, Recruitment, Management


A Programme Offered by

University of Michigan

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Duration 2 months

About this Professional Diploma

In this specialization, you will learn essential leadership skills, including how to inspire and motivate individuals, manage talent, influence without authority, and lead teams.

In this specialization, you will not only learn from Michigan faculty. You will also learn directly from exceptional leaders including Jeff Brodsky, Global Head of HR for Morgan Stanley, and John Beilein, Head Coach of the University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Team.

We will share with you our research on how to lead people and teams effectively, and work with you to apply these insights to your own teams and leadership.

In every course, you will have an opportunity to apply new leadership skills by working through a series of practical leadership assignments.

In addition, the capstone will enable you to work on live leadership challenges faced by senior leaders from premier Fortune 500 firms and receive their feedback on your ideas and solutions.

Programme Highlights

When you subscribed to this programme, you will get


185 Videos


83 Reading Articles


25 Quizzes


1 Capstone Project

Programme Modules


Module 1: Inspiring and Motivating Individuals

(Become a Visionary leader), (Setting Effective Goals and Expectations), (Understanding Human needs and drivers of Performance Across Cultures), (Aligning Rewards and Behavior)


Module 2: Managing Talent

(The Talent Pipeline), (Managing Performance Evaluation and Feedback ), (Developing and Coaching your people), (Creating and Building a Robust Talent Pipeline), (Creating and Building a Robust Talent Pipeline) 


Module 3: Influencing People

(Building your base of power), (Influencing people without relying on formal authority), (Developing high-quality relationships to enchance influence and power), (Protect yourself from unwanted Influence) 


Module 4: Leading Teams

(Designing your team for Excellence), (Structuring your team for excellence), (Managing Team Dynamics), (Creating Sustainable Team performance and learning )


Module 5: Leading People and Teams Capstone

(Welcome to Capstone), (Capstone project:Preparation)

Why Enroll for Leading and Teams?

  • Create and communicate your vision as a leader

  • Manage talent to improve employee performance, development and retention

  • Use the Michigan Model of Leadership to define organizational goals

  • Create a high-quality team charter that enhances team performance
Why Enrol on the Programme (1)


Started a new career after completing this specialization.


Got a pay increase or promotion


Upon successful completion of the Career Academy in Leading People & Teams, participants will be awarded a verified

i) Professional Diploma in Leading People & Teams by Mantissa College Career Academy

ii) Digital certificate by University of Michigan

Sample Certificate