Course Summary
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Self-paced (30 hours)
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Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 leadership principles


The course objective is to explain the philosophy behind leadership; develop leadership skills through the study of specific organizational cases; list four (4) different communication styles; identify personal communication style (DiSC); identify goals and potential obstacles to completing goals; engage in team collaboration and accountability groups to practice feedback, listening; communication, and multiple perspectives; and develop reflection habits.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Share your personal elevator pitch with others to create new opportunities.
  • List four different communication styles and identify personal communication style using (DiSC).
  • Explain the philosophy behind leadership and develop leadership skills through the study of specific organizational cases.
  • Develop reflection habits.
  • Participate in a success network team and engage in accountability groups to define a leadership goal and create the action steps towards completion.
  • Engage in socially responsible behavior.
  • Practice social justice and empathy.
  • Develop positive interpersonal relationships through a focus on diversity
  • Describe and explain a personal philosophy of leadership while drawing on leadership theories and methodologies.
  • Identify areas of focus for personal and professional growth and describe plans for that development.

General Course Topics:

  • Leadership backgrounds and types
  • Creating ideal leader persona
  • Finding inner strengths
  • Sharing values
  • Communication
  • Characteristics of a high performing team
  • Motivating others
  • Social responsibility and social change
  • Social justice and empathy
  • Diversity on teams
  • Clarifying purpose and goal setting
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

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