What is Leadership?
This course is a core learning requirement for completing the Values Based Leadership series.
Studies have shown that, “common sense” effective leadership isn’t always “common practice.” This course will support leaders to establish a shared understanding of leadership through examining several leadership models/perspectives. Students will reflect on their own personal leadership characteristics to facilitate a better understanding and clear communication about what will and will not work for themselves and their organizations.
Within this course, students will:
- Establish foundational understanding of leadership theories/perspectives
- Craft a personal perspective of leadership
- Develop a shared perspective of leadership within organizations
Students will be required to complete the following learning activities:
1. Prepare (Monday to Wednesday)
Topical resources (e.g., readings, videos) and notes will introduce relevant foundational concepts and helpful tips/strategies for your work.
2. Join (Wednesday, 12:00 – 12:30pm)
Live 30-minute webinars will provide the opportunity for students to hear directly from the instructor further exploring the topic. Students should watch for the access information to be distributed via the news forum (or email directly from your instructor). If any student is unable to attend live, a webinar recording will be made available for later review.
3. Discuss (Thursday to Saturday)
Active engagement in the topical discussion is the students’ opportunity to apply their learning, ask for clarification from their instructions, and connect with peers.
4. Reflect (Due Sunday)