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2021-2022 LDRS 300

Leadership as Service

This course is designed for students who wish to advance their understanding of leadership and enhance their personal leadership skills, attitudes, and behaviours in keeping with the mission of TWU. It introduces students to the literature of leadership, helps them design tools for assessing their own leadership abilities, and enables them to develop a Christian servant leadership model within the context of a Christian worldview. Team building and self-assessment exercises, leadership presentations, case studies, and field research are included.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Second year standing or above.
2021-2022 LDRS 302

Historical Concepts and Theories in Leadership

An exploration of what leaders can learn from the past to understand contemporary leadership and to imagine future ways of leading. Students are provided with the opportunity to use the historical method, including primary sources, to understand past leaders and leadership thought. Emphasis is given to the social circumstances and philosophical ideas that led to the Classical and Scientific Management theories, and subsequent leadership theories emerging through to the 1980s.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.
2021-2022 LDRS 310

The Learning Organization

An introduction to the leadership concepts and practices of developing leaders, teams, and organizations, exploring the leader's role in facilitating both individual and teambased learning and innovation processes with an emphasis given to action learning.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.
2021-2022 LDRS 320

Ethical Decision-Making

An exploration of the leader's decisionmaking practice, including the relation to problem analysis, decisionmaking techniques, and ethical considerations. Emphasis is given to a critical examination of individual, organizational, and macrolevel issues in ethics, and exploring the role of values and ethics in the leader's formulation of strategies for motivating, communicating, utilizing power, and developing followers.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.
2021-2022 LDRS 330

Leadership in Organizations and Small Groups

Comprehensive understanding of leadership. Theories, models, facets of leadership, and characteristics of effective leaders. Leadership development and current issues

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106 or instructor's consent.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
Cross-listed: PSYC 330
2021-2022 LDRS 400

Interpersonal Leadership: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Students learn to identify conflict sources within and outside organizations related to personal differences, real and imagined levels of power, and stakeholder interests. Forms of dispute resolution are discussed including professional arbitration and alternative methods of mediation, with recognition that conflicts can be beneficial.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.
2021-2022 LDRS 420

Leading Change

Leaders need to understand change in order to lead change. This course enables students to understand the impact of change, develop a better sense of leading complex change, and learn about various change process models, frameworks, and engagement principles to gain commitment and involvement. Students also develop an understanding of how to coach in the midst of change. Using a nine-phase change process model, students apply their learning to a change project or initiative.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.
2021-2022 LDRS 432

Building Leaders II: Vocation and Career Planning

An examination of leaders' vocation discernment and career planning in the context of both modeling and mentoring. Emphasis is given to the leaders' identification of personal calling and the creation of their career development plans and how they use their self-development knowledge as life mentors to those they lead, bringing others toward personal and professional clarity and growth.

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.
2021-2022 LDRS 440

Developing Admin Competence

Students learn key principles and methods beyond general strategies of leadership, which lead to successful administration of private and public organizations. This course provides the student with an opportunity to apply learned leadership principles of the program in the context of a management application, thus demonstrating an understanding of both management and leadership, and acknowledging that a good leader is also a good manager. Topics include preparing strategic plans, modifying strategies, designing the organization to fit objectives, organizational governance, staffing the organization, budget building and defending, risk management and due diligence, and effective implementation of plans.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 LDRS 490

Leading in the World

Students are invited to use the discipline of leadership as a mode of inquiry to explore the relation between the leader as a person and the social world where the leader seeks to intervene. Emphasis is given to how a leader's awareness of human uniqueness and interconnectedness is practically expressed in, and informed by, social ways of relating respectfully to all others in order to create positive transformations in the workplace and society, locally, nationally, and globally.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.
2021-2022 RELS 475

Christianity and Culture

How do Christians past and present relate to culture? Students are invited to examine some important aspects of Christianity's involvement in Western culture. Alternative models and historical examples of this involvement are considered as well as some specific current issues related to Christian cultural activity.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102.
2021-2022 UNIV 301

Lifelong Learning Strategies

Course Credits: 2