Leadership by wuyunqing


									                              Careers for Leadership Majors
It is important to understand that employers hire people, not degrees. The skills and knowledge you
develop as a result of your education, as well as in your work and community activities, have the greatest
impact on hiring decisions. Listed below are some key skills and knowledge you will acquire as a result
of your university education and your focus on Leadership.

                                     Specific Knowledge and Skills
 An understanding of the complex, interdisciplinary and contemporary problems and issues faced by
  leaders of organizations
 An understanding of organizational theory, how organizations operate, and their role within society
 The ability to apply leadership theories and principles that result in effective teamwork across
  functional areas in organizations
 An understanding of the role of ethics, moral principles and codes in organizations
 Application of scientific research methods in organizations
 Knowledge of strategic planning and project management principles
 An awareness of the human resources function and how it fits within organizational structures
 Knowledge of the connections between leadership, organizational culture and organizational change
 Effective communication and public speaking skills
 Multicultural competence including an understanding of managing a diverse workforce

                                      Valuable Transferable Skills

Information-gathering and Communication Skills
 The skills required to identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources
 The ability to compile and organize facts and information and to comprehend and apply new and/or
    unfamiliar information to different situations and settings
 Skills in preparing interesting, creative and informative presentations which target diverse audiences
 The ability to develop effective reports, presentations and materials using current technology
Thinking, Planning and Organizational Skills
 The ability to learn, understand and interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations
 The ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and effectively plan/manage time, data and resources
 Problem-solving skills and the ability to make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively and search
   for, identify and consider all sides of an issue
 Skills to effectively analyze and interpret a wide range of information and data to discuss, support
   and/or reject ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals
Teamwork and Management Skills
 Skills enabling you to work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing,
   through leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others, to the success of the team
 An understanding of how to successfully identify, plan and contribute to the goals of a project
 The ability to oversee, supervise and/or contribute to a project from beginning to end; including
   determining outcomes, planning details, making decisions, assigning roles and completing tasks

February 2009
                     Some Career Options for Leadership Majors
  Account Executive                    Development Coordinator            Operations Manager
  Administrator                        General Manager                    Organizational Change Consultant
  Bank Manager                         Government Services Worker         Organizational Strategy Analyst
  Branch Manager                       Grant Writer                       Outreach Coordinator
  Brand Management                     Hospital Administrator             Politician
  Buyer                                Hotel Manager                      Program and Policy Analyst
  Career Planner                       Human Resources Specialist         Program Coordinator
  Commercial Banking                   Production Manager                 Project Manager
  Community Relations Specialist       Insurance Claims Adjustor          Public Relations
  Credit Specialist                    International Business Manager     Recreation Coordinator
  Customer Service Manager             Lawyer                             Hospitality Management
  Economic Development                 Management Consultant              Sales Representative /Manager
          Specialist                   Management Trainee                 Special Events Coordinator
  Educational Administrator            Market Research Analyst            Training Specialist
  Employee Program Coordinator         Marketing Specialist               Volunteer Coordinator
  Entrepreneur / Business Owner        Mortgage Loans Officer
  Event Planner                        Office Manager
Possible Employers
 Non Profit Organizations              Government Agencies / Offices      Hospitality Industry
 Non Government Organizations          Insurance Companies                International Organizations
 Corporations                          News Media                         Law Firm
 Consumer Products Company             Marketing Firm                     Recreational Agencies
 Consulting Firm                       Public Relations Firm              Political Parties
 Educational Institutions              Hospital
 Banks and Credit Unions               Long-term Care Facilities
Additional Study
 Leadership                             Business Administration            Industrial Relations
 Human Resources                        Public Administration              Labour Studies
 International Business                 Public Policy                      Law
 Canadian Public Relations Society                                www.cprs.ca
 Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations                 www.cchra.ca
 Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario              www.hrpa.ca
 Canadian Fundraiser                                              www.canadianfundraiser.com
 Canadian Event Perspective                                       www.canadianspecialevents.com
 Canadian Special Events Society                                  www.cses.ca
 Charity Village - Canada’s supersite for the non-profit sector   www.charityvillage.com
 Professional Marketing Research Society                          www.pmrs-aprm.com
 Federal Government Careers                                       www.jobs.gc.ca
 Ontario Government Careers                                       www.gojobs.gov.on.ca
 The Institute of Public Administration of Canada                 www.ipac.ca
 International Leadership Association                             www.ila-net.org
 The Centre for Global Leadership                                 www.leadglobally.org

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