American University of Beirut

Leadership for NGOs Certificate


This program aims to introduce participants to the essential skills needed to be successful leaders in the field of social work. Participants will be guided to discover their leadership skills, strengths and weaknesses. They will also learn how to design their own self-development plans and develop strategies to improve the organizations they are working in.​

Course Description

  • CLDS 100  Introduction to Leadership Skills

This course provides the participants with the basic knowledge and skills needed for a successful leader, and helps them understand their role in developing their leadership skills as well as the skills of their colleagues. The main topics include: characteristic of a successful leader, setting objectives, communication and listening skills, team work and group dynamics, and the importance of planning, evaluating and follow up.

  • CLDS 202 Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Management

The main objectives of this course are to help the participants assess their current leadership skills, analyze their strengths and weaknesses, and understand the role of emotional intelligence in leadership and management. The main topics include: SWOT analysis, brain science and emotional intelligence, basic foundations of emotional intelligence, positive and negative emotions, and the importance of emotional intelligence in planning for development and change.

  • CLDS 203 Understanding Oneself Understanding Others

The main objectives of this course are to introduce the participants to emotional and behavioral styles and help them discover their strengths and weakness based on their behavioral style. The main topics include: understanding one self, understanding and accepting others, understanding stress and time control problems, planning for stress and time management, and the importance of emotional intelligence and mindfulness in understanding self and others.  

  • CLDS 204 Leading Oneself Leading Others  

The main objectives of this course are to introduce participants to the essential skills needed for a successful leader in leading themselves and leading others; and assist them in creating plans to develop their skills in leading themselves and in leading others.  Main topics include: emotional Intelligence, mindfulness, strategic planning, problem solving, conflict management, change management, counseling, empowerment, delegation, and the role of the leader in training others.

  • CLDS 205 Training of Trainers on Elementary Leadership Skills

The main objectives of this course are to introduce participants to the essential skills needed for a successful Trainer, and to help them plan implement and evaluate one training course on Elementary Leadership Skills. Main topics include: Characteristics of a successful training program, research methods for training needs assessment, structure of a training program, managing training problems, Characteristics of a successful trainer, and importance of leadership training in development.​

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