Clarke University has partnered with Dardis Communications, a leader in providing training to corporations and a partner with many higher education institutions. The purpose of this type of course and the delivery format is to help students gain an edge in the competitive environment today. People often wonder why one employee gets promoted over another person, when they have similar skills and degrees. The difference often comes down to three areas:
- Leadership presence
- Communication skills
- Persuasion skills
Dardis provides 3 one-credit high-impact, workshop-style courses for MOL students to gain the skills needed in these areas, beyond what students learn in the academic curriculum of the Master of Organizational Leadership. Individuals gain the benefit of real-world skills that can be applied immediately in their personal and professional lives upon the completion of each Dardis course.
These three interactive workshop-based courses are offered on Clarke’s campus on Friday from 1-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., focus on skills every leader needs and every employer wants, including:
MOL 516 Leadership presentation skills – offered in January
MOL 517 High impact leadership skills – offered in March
MOL 518 Convincing conversation skills – offered in April
*it is recommended to complete in this order
The courses will teach you how to ‘step up’ with confidence, present yourself in a way that gets you noticed, think quickly on your feet and speak with purpose.
Dardis course logistics
- One credit course
- Cost: one-credit hour of tuition, plus a $175 course fee to cover binder, materials and videography
- Attendance required
- Course maximum capacity of 12 students, register early