LEAD 050 - LEADERSHIP: THEORY TO PRACTICE, 3 credit hrs.
This course elevates student awareness of the theoretical foundations of leadership as well as the skills, values, attitudes and emotions that motivate leaders to take action. Topics include an historical perspective of leadership, the study of a great leader, the Social Change Model for Student Leadership Development, ethical awareness, decision making, power, influence, credibility, integrity, values formation, and system thinking.
A major leadership model such as Emotional Intelligence, The Workplace Big Five, Situational Leadership or others will be included in the course. Several assessments will be employed for students to gain awareness of their strengths and areas of development with action planning as an important part of the class. Students will be introduced to the development of their personalized Leadership Development Portfolio (LDP) used throughout the concentration. Students select a leadership mentor to work with during this class. Prerequisite: LEAD 001.