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NEW! Online Communication & Leadership Development Course
for Au Pairs

Essentials of Effective Leadership

Course Code: AU0112WA21

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This class consists of four online meetings that will take place on weekday evenings. The meeting schedule for the January/February 2021 offering is below. The dates for the next offering of this class are to be determined.

Meeting #1: January 27, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Meeting #2: February 2, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Meeting #3:
February 4, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Meeting #4:
February 10, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST


Take the next step in your personal and professional journey with this practical leadership crash course in professionalism, personal branding, public speaking, and skill development. This online course will help you gain a better understanding of your personal leadership and communication style so you can enhance your emotional intelligence and put your best foot forward as you enter the workforce.

Broken down into four sessions, each virtual module is designed to be highly interactive and leave participants with tangible skills they can immediately apply.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand your leadership style and how it may be perceived by others
  • Learn the tenets of good public speaking and speech design, and practice applying those skills in a safe environment
  • Explore and enhance emotional intelligence knowledge
  • Leverage self-awareness so you can network and tell your story for future success

Through a combination of live online meetings and activities designed to reinforce the concepts learned in the virtual sessions, this online program will give attendees three of the six educational credits required under the J-1 visa. Au pairs (commonly misspelled as au pere or au pear) are required to earn educational credits under the J-1 visa. Click here to learn more.

Take the lead and register today!

Meet Your Instructor

Robyn Ginese, Effective Leadership Course InstructorRobyn Ginese

Robyn Ginese is a leadership facilitator and executive trainer with a background in talent development, change management, organizational renewal, and team effectiveness. Known to infuse energy, cultivate confidence, and inspire action, she aims to bring each class to life with practical examples, relevant content, and interactive delivery. Robyn loves building self-awareness and leadership efficacy, polishing unrealized potential, and cultivating confidence in others so they can explore, grow, and ultimately thrive.

Registration Fee TBD Includes all course materials, certificate of completion, and other J-1 required documentation.
Cancellation Fee TBD  

This online course for au pairs provides three (3) of the six educational credits required under the J-1 visa program. Click here to learn more.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system. Registrants will receive an email with a link to access the course and a document with tips on how to use Canvas on January 26, 2021.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer or tablet
  • Microphones and webcams are required as this is a very interactive course


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used a shared email address, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our email list (please reference "Online Au Pair Course - Essentials of Effective Leadership" or Course Code AU0112) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234
Administrative Assistant: Sarah McCarthy, 848-932-7703