Dr. Robert L Shepherd
The Central Florida Institute of Technology’s Certificate in Organizational Development and Leadership was crafted to help fulfill your potential as a manager and a leader. Comprised of a carefully selected series of leadership components, you will learn, discuss and experience both fundamentals of management, leadership and advanced approaches.
This certificate program will help you better lead your organization by providing a comprehensive set of tools essential to leading individuals, teams and organizations. During this program, you will master techniques to create a high-performance culture, enhance the performance of your team through effective coaching and development, balance competing organizational demands and effectively lead change within the organization.
Target Audience: One of the hallmarks of The Organizational Development & Leadership Series is understanding that leaders exist at all levels of the organization. This program is designed to empower junior- to mid-level managers to handle corporate growth and changes in today’s fast-paced, global business world. However, all leaders are welcome. Some of the topics you’ll cover include advanced theories of leadership and decision-making, effective change management, and leadership self-assessment and personal development.
Duration: 16 Weeks
Delivery: This course will be offered 100% online
Robert L. Shepherd, Ph.D
Name: Robert L. Shepherd, Ph.D
Title/Position: President | Professor
Department: Business & Leadership
Specialties: Aviation Systems, Organizational Behavior, Management, Leadership
Dr. Robert Shepherd is a graduate of the School of Business and Technology at Capella University where he earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Management and Leadership. His research interests center around the study of organizational behavior, the influence of internal and external organization culture on employee motivation and organizational productivity, leadership development and personality assessment. The original research he accomplished for his graduate school requirement focused on the effects federally mandated furloughs have on the organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior of federal civil service employees. Dr. Shepherd also holds a master’s degree in the science of management from Troy University and a bachelor’s of arts degree in social science from the University of West Florida where he specialized in education, environmental studies, and geography. His work background includes maintenance concept, theory, and practice of airfield systems used in the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration.