So, you’re a manager, right? Great! It’s tough getting there, and your experience and hard work have paid off! But are you a leader? Many people say they’re the same thing. Although they do come hand in hand, to really be a leader you need to level up on skills. The main difference between leaders and managers is leaders have vision. They’re constantly driving towards the bigger picture, while managers maintain the status quo, often focusing on organizing others’ ideas to reach set goals. You might have great management skills like coordinating teams, delegating tasks, and monitoring progress, but what if the safety net of working from someone else’s vision is removed? To be a successful leader, you need to think like one. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Compare management and leadership • Identify leadership styles • Develop your leadership skills Why take this course? By developing your leadership skills, you’ll improve your confidence and creativity, and inspire your team to do the same. Becoming a leader gives you the ability to truly lead your team to a goal, boosting morale and the performance of your business. This course will benefit those new to leadership by giving useful advice to help start the journey towards being an inspirational leader. 10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks
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Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.