Registration in this program is restricted to U.S. Government civilian employees and U.S. military service members only.

Description: This course will provide an educational opportunity for mid-career security specialists to gain in- depth knowledge, skills, and understanding of leadership principles and skills needed to support DoD security programs.

The course will develop each student's ability to use this knowledge to become more effective as security leaders in the Department of Defense (DoD). The course includes instruction and activities in an interactive online collaborative learning environment, and assignments that each student will prepare independently. The course includes case studies and other methods of instruction that facilitate in-depth analysis of complex issues related to leadership to support DoD security programs.

The course addresses principles and how they can be applied in the DoD security environment. The course is designed to help prepare the senior security manager to demonstrate strong leadership in support of DoD security programs.

Course Topics:

  • Personal leadership style
  • Leadership models
  • Leadership styles
  • Leadership concepts, principles, and theories
  • Leadership in military and civilian environments
  • Strategic decision-making
  • Team building
  • Protocol
  • Negotiation skills
  • Mentoring
  • Conflict management
  • Building coalitions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accountability
  • Leadership in multinational or coalition environments

Please keep in mind that the information on this page is subject to change, as the course is developed.

This course will be comparable to a three semester-hour graduate level course.

Textbooks: There is no charge for this course; however, there may be a need to purchase textbook(s) to support some of the reading and research requirements. Approximately 30 days before the semester start date, you will receive a welcome letter from CDSE which will include information on the required textbooks for this specific course.

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor-led

Length: 16 weeks

Target Audience: Restricted to U.S. military members and civilian government employees.

Clearance Requirement: None

Number of Students per Course: 20

Prerequisites: None

System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP.

Credit Recommendation (What's this?): 3 semester hours in organizational leadership - graduate degree category.

User Notes: This course requires students to complete weekly assignments including reading, research and writing assignments similar to those required for a three semester hour college or graduate-level course. Students must make a significant commitment of time to complete these assignments.

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.

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