Sandra McDowell, MA, PCC, CPHR, SHRM-SCP, has nearly two decades of executive experience and advanced certifications in leadership, neuroLeadership, and human resources. She is a trusted authority on the application of neuroscience for leadership. Author of Your Mother Was Right: 15 Unexpected Lessons About Leadership and the Brain, Sandra is the CEO of eLeadership Academy and associate faculty for two universities. Sandra holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University, a Certified Executive Coach (PCC) designation, a Certificate in NeuroLeadership, and the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and SHRM-SCP human resource designations.
It’s often said that “leadership cannot be taught but it can be learned”. Leadership Strengths and Styles is an opportunity for both formal and informal leaders to take their learning to the next level, starting with dialogue and reflection about leadership and personal values. With a focus on self-awareness and self-management, this four-week online course uses the highly-respected StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment to help participants identify their key strengths and develop action strategies to utilize those strengths for maximum effectiveness. You will also learn about six key leadership styles and how to use them to teach, engage, motivate and inspire others.
Understanding the brain can positively impact how we lead ourselves and others. This course is designed for managers wishing to increase their effectiveness by bridging the gap between brain research, human behavior, and 21st-century leadership. The new normal and increased workplace pressures are challenging cognitive capacity, and leaders need to take action to fuel and protect the human brain—our personal leadership supercomputer. Harnessing insights from cognitive science, students will learn how to solve common management challenges such as trust, inclusion, collaboration, focus, change agility, and well-being. The knowledge gained by students from this 4-week online course will support their personal and organizational leadership strategies and impact.