Leadership Strategies for Immigrants in the U.S. Workplace

Learn how to get ahead in the U.S. workplace and develop your own unique leadership skills
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  • Lectures 5
  • Length 35 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

This course is meant to help immigrants who are new to the U.S. workplace to understand how they can become leaders within their workplace and continue to grow their career.

This course is made up of Powerpoint presentations that include recorded audio to deliver the course strategies, along with video interviews and follow up assignments. This course will be an exercise in self-evaluation and planning, goal setting, and understanding different personalities and communication styles that you will encounter within the U.S. workplace. You definitely will learn something new about yourself and your colleagues!

Please join me on a career development journey. I am happy to answer your questions within the discussion forum and welcome your feedback!

What are the requirements?

  • The only thing this course requires is an internet connection and a desire to develop your professional career.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Assess your unique leadership skills and challenges
  • Develop strategies to work with different types of colleagues and supervisors
  • Understand the importance of personal branding, internal networking (including Employee Resource Groups), and professional development
  • Explore and set leadership and career development goals

Who is the target audience?

  • Immigrants and refugees who want to learn more about workplace culture in the U.S
  • International professionals who want to grow their career in the U.S.
  • This course does not contain any information or guidance around immigration paths or methods to secure work authorization in the U.S.
  • This course will not focus on interview skills to secure your first job in the U.S.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

Tadd Wamester has worked at Upwardly Global for over 7 years and is currently the Director of Regional Growth & Online Programs. Tadd has worked directly with hundreds of skilled immigrants and refugees who have been able to successfully rebuild their career in the U.S., and has delivered training to thousands more. Learn about how these individuals achieved success and set goals around developing your own leadership and career development goals!

Let's work together to achieve your dreams!

Section 2: Leadership Skills Assessment and Advice for New Immigrant Leaders

This lecture looks into leadership skills, includes a case study interview of an immigrant leader within the nonprofit sector, discussed the importance of networking within career and leadership development, and offers some advice to new immigrant leaders.

As a next step, use the Leadership Skills worksheet to assess the skills you already possess and those that you want to develop

Section 3: Workplace Personalities and Teams

This lecture looks into workplace personalities, communication styles, teamwork, managing up, and the concept of mutual dependence.

Think about how you can practice your own listening and communication skills.

Section 4: Positioning Yourself for Career Success

This lecture looks into the importance of personal branding and how you can better prepare for performance evaluations in the workplace.

Utilize the Professional Development Plan worksheet to develop internal and external marketing pitches, identify and set professional development and networking goals, This will assist you in holding yourself accountable.

Record your top 2-3 accomplishments in the workplace each month and set yourself up for success within your next performance evaluation!


It's exciting to think about what you can achieve as an immigrant leader in your workplace!

  • Assess your skills and identify those that need development
  • Understand how to adapt to different communication styles, personalities, teams, and management dynamics
  • Make a professional development plan
  • Develop internal and external marketing pitches
  • Network, network, network!
  • Gather feedback from coworkers and your supervisor
  • Track your workplace accomplishments and set yourself up for success in your next performance review
  • Good luck in your own workplace leadership journey!

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Instructor Biography

Tadd Wamester, Let's work together to grow your career and reach your goals

Director of Online & Regional Growth Programs, Upwardly Global

I am passional about online learning and utilizing technology to scale impact within the nonprofit sector. I have been training and working with skilled immigrants and refugees for more than 7 years and before that worked within education and training programs.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, swimming, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

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