WLBB 4013 - Women LEAD: Projecting Your Leadership Edge

  • 0.5 CEUs
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Leaders believe someone will let them know if they make a poor first impression, if they talk more than they listen, or if they should pass on the public speaking opportunities. Leaders assume that they have colleagues and direct reports who error on the side of too passive or too aggressive, but that they are just right and always land on assertive behavior. And leaders live in meetings, so they think they are good at running them. The farther up you go, though, the fewer people tell you the truth. In this course, you will discover the truth and truly project your leadership edge.

Students will learn to:
• Demonstrate good first impressions in person, on the phone, and with email.
• Identify the differences between passive, passive aggressive, aggressive and assertive behavior in the workplace
• Practice influential listening and meeting success
• Deliver a high quality presentation with competencies in content development and professional presence

Information about Colorado Women Learn, Empower, Advance, and Dream (LEAD):
Colorado Women LEAD is a noncredit, online program that educates and trains women, and any person who identifies as female or woman-bodied, on successful leadership skills, tactics, techniques, theories, practices, and aptitudes in order to prepare the women of Colorado and Colorado State University for new or higher level leadership roles and opportunities in the workforce and community to help drive the economic prosperity of the state and CSU.
This program enhances a woman’s leadership growth by helping the individual:
· Identify her leadership style and core strengths with a focus on how to use them as a leader
· Deepen self-awareness to understand that the work of leadership starts internally, and ripples out
· Analyze professional relationships to build support networks for personal visions and goals
· Find business solutions through improved self-development techniques
· Understand her ability to make powerful organizational change
· Explore the ROI of equity, inclusion, and diversity practices in the workplace
· Increase team leadership effectiveness
· Learn new skills in leading through change and the unexpected

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

Textbooks and Materials

Students need to dedicate a spiral notebook or journal to the “Projecting Your Leadership Edge” course. This notebook or journal should always be available during participation in the course. It will be used to fulfill activity requirements including observations and notes.


Stephanie Salasek


Stephanie Salasek is a native of Iowa who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech for Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University. She has been a practitioner and trainer in secondary education, private industry, health care, and higher education. She was selected for the “Women Impacting ISU” calendar sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center while she was serving as the Senior Associate Director of Admissions. Stephanie consults full-time now with her company, Look Up Communications, and serves both profit and non -profit businesses and organizations. Her most popular programs include Presentation/Professional Presence, Emotional Intelligence, and the Customer Experience. Stephanie is a certified trainer for Emotional Intelligence.