Leading in a Crisis Program

Helping Leaders Cope with Crises and Emerge Stronger on the Other Side

Strengthen & support teams

Build resilience & adaptability

Define guiding leadership values

About This Program

The Covid-19 pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy. It is a silent invisible threat to our lives and our way of life. It is ravaging the global economy and forcing everyone to change how they care for their families, how they socialize, and how they work.

This crisis brings a level of uncertainty about the future that can cause us to feel worried, stressful and isolated. The challenges presented by new ways of working can make us frustrated, unfocused and depleted.

The good news is that leaders and their teams can take very specific steps to cope with the crisis, and even emerge stronger for having gone through it.

  • Improve communication skills to build trust, increase transparency and keep relationships on solid ground
  • Strengthen their minds, bodies and spirits so that they can weather the storm no matter how long it lasts
  • Gain comfort using tools that keep us connected even as social distancing forces us to stay apart
  • Make decisions that show care and compassion for coworkers while creating positive outcomes for our companies

This CorpU Sprint brings together experts on stress and resilience, positive psychology, communication, and organization culture to highlight a selection of best practices that help employees cope with crisis.

University of Michigan professors and best-selling authors Dave Ulrich, Kim Cameron and Bob Quinn share researchbacked practices a workforce can adopt to create psychological safety in the face of uncertainty, strengthen their courage, and create empowering, positive cultures.

The sprint also features Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and an expert on stress management, along with organization psychologists from the global consultancy, YSC, who share proven methods for developing resilience.

Author, keynote speaker, and management consultant, Mario Moussa, presents tools and methods to help teams work virtually, and improve how they communicate and collaborate.

Program Features

100% Online Course Platform

8 Unique Courses

Leadership Coaching

World-Class Expert Teaching

Community of Practice

Expert Faculty

Robert E. Quinn

Co-Founder, Center for Positive Organizations, Author, Economics of Higher Purpose

Dave Ulrich

#1 Management Guru by Businessweek Father of Modern HR Author, Reinventing the Organization

Kim Cameron

William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Mario Moussa

Author, President of Moussa Consulting

Shawn Achor

Author, The Happiness Advantage

Organizational Capabilities

Understand how to develop the resilience needed to handle the crisis for its duration

Discover why building courage means doing things while feeling fear

Recognize how to maintain optimism by finding ways to contribute to others

Shape a culture that unites all leaders and teams through cooperation and collaboration

Cohort-Based Learning

Individual Growth

Define personal leadership values that will ground your actions and decisions throughout the crisis

Share new best practices for motivating and communicating with virtual teams

Strengthen mind, body and spirit to help weather the storm no matter how long it lasts

Gain comfort using tools that keep virtual teams connected

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Program Roadmap

Part One

Leading in a Crisis

This CorpU Sprint brings together experts on stress and resilience, positive psychology, communication, and organization culture to highlight a selection of best practices that help employees cope with crisis.

Part Two

Harnessing Stress for Success

Harnessing Stress for Success focuses on a different way of reacting when faced with stress. During this course, you will have a chance to learn from current scientific research and implement a three-step process to enhance the power of stress.

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Part Three

Becoming a Resilient Leader

Resilience is a dynamic learning process and there are some everyday practices that can help you develop it. You can use these practices to help foster resilience in others, which will improve business results in engagement, retention, and other important metrics. You will learn how to build up your resilience resources, and how to empower those around you to be resilient too.

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Part Four

Practicing Positive Leadership

Any leader, no matter the level or focus, can use the principles of Positive Leadership, rooted in empirical evidence, to produce business results that exceed normal or expected performance. In this course you and your cohort will discuss specific techniques proven to give individual leaders and entire organizations a competitive advantage.

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Part Five

Breakthrough Results Through Committed Teams

Working effectively within a team is a skill that takes practice and dedication. While some individuals may be natural leaders, learning how to give and take within a team structure is more of a learned behavior. Join us to study and discuss a proven framework you will use to help your team overcome challenges so they can operate at maximum capacity and produce outstanding results.

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Part Six

Communicating to Inspire Change

Employees have very natural and rational reasons to resist change, particularly given the rapid pace of change that’s part of today’s business climate. In this course we will address how to be an authentic and successful change agent who gets people excited and committed to tackle the challenges of change.

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Part Seven

Becoming a Purpose-Driven Organization

This one-week sprint is designed to help leaders embark on a journey to embed authentic purpose throughout an organization – including bringing leaders together to collectively discover their organizational purpose and leaders at all levels to discover their professional purpose.

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Part Eight

Helping Your People Find Meaning at Work

Armed with a sense of purpose, employees perform better and demonstrate higher levels of engagement. As leaders we need to uncover the ‘why’ of work that drives people to do their best. This course looks at why ‘making meaning’ makes money – how a commitment to helping your talent find meaning in work can produce measurable, bottom line results.

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