BSLL 3037 - Developing & Leading Successful Organizations

  • Noncredit
  • Off-Campus

Business needs you to lead. In a world of constant change and challenge, the success of modern organizations depends on your ability to shape the actions of individuals, teams, departments, and the organization as a whole. Your own career growth and satisfaction depends on this same ability. As you progress toward more responsibility, this course will be your catalyst. Through this course you will learn, curate, and demonstrate the evidence-proven principles and competencies of successful leadership.


  • Become fluent in the foundational principles that every leader must know
  • Pull back the curtain on the science of leadership so your leadership is based on fact, not fiction or fad
  • Experience leadership through the eyes of those doing it every day
  • Explore the enigmas, dilemmas, and complexity of leadership refining your own view of the tough-to-answer questions
  • Put into practice the ideas of the course in activities, role-plays, and case analyses
  • Your experience culminates in your Personal Leadership Project where you will translate all your learning into your own leadership vision and actions


  • Managers and directors charged with creating value for the organization
  • Managers and directors charged with leading and managing change
  • Those seeking to broaden their influence and leadership

Becoming an Action-Oriented and Insprirational Leader
Day 1

  • What leadership is, what it is not, and how it drives success
  • What key traits and actions will help you be an effective leader
  • How shared leadership empowers performance
  • How motivations moves you and others
  • Crafting visions that engage others and change reality

Personalizing your Analytical and Cultural Leadership
Day 2

  • How cognitive science can help you and your team make the right call
  • How to ground your leadership and decisions in data and evidence
  • How leaders create systematic change that lasts
  • How to make leadership ‘best practice’ your own practice

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Important Information

This course has discounts available for the following audiences: Colorado State University Alumni, groups of two or more from a single organization, and groups of six or more from a single organization. Students may also use College of Business vouchers if they have received one. Students must receive a discount code or voucher code from the College of Business prior to registering for the course. Reducation of course fees will be given only if you provide the appropriate code at the time of registration. Please call the Executive Programs Office at (970) 491- 4331 or e-mail for the codes.

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