Leadership Course Offerings
Fundamentals of Leadership (2–3)
An exploration of essential personal and interpersonal qualities of a leader. Emphasis is given to teambuilding, problem solving, strengths discovery and unlocking creativity. Following this course, students may apply to the Undergraduate Leadership Certificate Program. Students may receive credit for only LEAD101 or 301.
Practicum: (Person Specific)
Students will create and carry out a leadership development plan for the semester under advisement of the Leadership Program. This plan will focus on one of three impact zones: Self, Others
or Organizations (Orgs). It will include a growth strategy for 1) Leadership Theory—expanding the student’s knowledge base by attendance and participation in approved instructional co-curricular opportunities; and 2) Leadership in Action— engagement in experiential learning through an individualized leadership action plan, including action steps, goal setting, implementation, journaling and semester-end assessment. Required of all Leadership Certificate students each semester in residence. Fall, Spring
Creative Problem Solving
This course explores how to proceed when confronted by problems too ambiguous, complex and messy to be addressed directly through technical strategies. It seeks to increase the participants' understanding of creativity and critical thinking to improve their problem-solving skills.
Leadership and Mentoring
In addition to an exploration of essential personal and interpersonal qualities of a leader, this course will place a special focus on mentoring. Emphasis is given to teambuilding, problem solving, strengths discovery and unlocking creativity. Upon completion students may apply to the Undergraduate Leadership Certificate Program. Prerequisite: at least junior class standing. Students may receive credit for only LEAD101 or 301.
Theories of Leadership
A study of classical and modern theories of leadership, leadership styles, the role of leadership in changing social reality. It will include a sample research project.
Introduction to Coaching
This course will equip students with tools and methods for being successful coaches in their context. The essence of coaching is to help others develop themselves via a purposed relationship. The basis of this relationship is a spirit of partnership and collaboration.
Development and presentation of a leadership portfolio. This includes reflection papers describing personal growth and increasing theoretical understanding and final synthesis papers. Prerequisites: LEAD101 or 301, permission of instructor.
Independent Study: Topic
Repeatable. Permission of curriculum advisor and independent study supervisor required.