ID Course Credits
LDRS 500 LDRS 500 - Leadership Foundations | 2020-2021

This introductory course provides an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical basis for leadership, including the participant's stage of development. Major historical models for leadership are examined with special attention to servant leadership. Participants also examine ways of improving their own leadership skills through practical interactive group exercises.

3.00
LDRS 501 LDRS 501 - Strategic Leadership | 2020-2021

The student gains an appreciation of practical visioning and strategic leadership with an emphasis on understanding strategic leadership framework, integrating new leadership knowledge, using different strategic perspectives, appreciation of strategy-making process and factors, developing workplace application skills, acquiring development tools and the integration of transformational servant leadership skills throughout.

3.00
LDRS 502 LDRS 502 - Team Leadership and Conflict Resolution | 2020-2021

This course prepares those currently in leadership positions to assess and develop their abilities to coach and develop teams, manage conflict by building relationship, and turning confrontation into cooperation, as well as explore and experience teamwork. Participants understand conflict theory teamwork development, motivation, and management strategies. As leaders and agents of change, candidates analyze and formulate key knowledge and skill areas that enable them to construct the competencies of self-renewal, communication, and understand how they interact in a team. Development of these competencies increase participants' abilities to value people, and thereby, increase the effectiveness of their negotiation, intervention, and impact in a team environment. The course is facilitative, participatory, and experiential. Candidates complete this course having experienced personal change, and having the confidence and competence to influence others through building relationship, cooperative negotiation, and a greater trust in a team environment.

3.00
LDRS 503 LDRS 503 - Results Based Leadership

An analysis of organizational development and operation in a leadership-based system for performance results measurement and reporting: terminology, concepts, and skill needs; the role of a Christian perspective on financial accountability, concepts and principles; specific stakeholder interests in defining data/ information needs; key elements and factors for quality business plans and budgets; governance, financial leadership, performance results measurement and reporting strategies.

3.00
LDRS 504 LDRS 504 - Leadership Values and Ethics | 2020-2021

This course focuses on enhancing ethical awareness and practicing ethical leadership from a Christian worldview perspective. Students critically evaluate ethical frameworks and apply dilemmas and cases to leadership. Participants assess personal values, purpose and vision in relation to leadership and construct a personal decision-making framework.

3.00
LDRS 590 LDRS 590 - Scholarly Inquiry and Research Methods | 2020-2021

This course provides an overview of the process, critical analysis, and associated skills required for scholarship and research. Students are introduced to the complexities of scholarly inquiry and various research approaches being used in the field of leadership. The course is a prerequisite for the major project (LDRS 690, 691). The aim of this online course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the completion of an applied major project. Students learn how to frame their major project focus or question, how to answer that question, and how to present their work.

2.00
LDRS 591 LDRS 591 - Scholarly Inquiry | 2020-2021

This course provides an overview of the process, critical analysis, and associated skills required for scholarship and research. This course is designed for learners who may have little experience in the area of research, and provides introduction to scholarly inquiry and various research approaches being used in the field of leadership to the end that learners may become discriminating consumers of research. The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the completion of an ePortfolio, which serves to integrate practical MA in leadership program curriculum content.

3.00
LDRS 611 LDRS 611 - Organizational Behaviour | 2020-2021

This is a graduate-level introduction to the social theory and analysis of organizations. Process of individual behaviour in organizations is examined, including attitudes, motivation, satisfaction, stress, perception, and attribution. Social behaviour studies include group formation and structure, socialization, organizational culture, and gender dynamics. Attention is given to the evolution of organizations along with the scaling or organizational processes during growth, and the consequent demands upon leaders as organizations change.

3.00
LDRS 612 LDRS 612 - Leading Change and Innovation | 2020-2021

This course is designed to deepen student's understanding of how transformational servant leaders can and must survive and thrive while leading change initiatives, leading for innovation, and promoting new "ways of being"ť in 21st century organizations. This is a time of uncertainty and opportunity. Change and innovation is about understanding and predicting reality; it is about new strategic and operational paradigms. Leading innovation requires different ways of engaging people around issues, and new personal, team and organizational responses to today's world.

3.00
LDRS 614 LDRS 614 - Mission, Marketing & Quality

An examination of marketing models and frameworks including an initial exploration of Christian worldview perspectives. The course explores marketing as it is practised by North American organizations (tools, techniques, and frameworks used in market analysis and planning); and engages in the marketing discipline through the eyes of faith

3.00
LDRS 617 LDRS 617 - Employee Engagement and Stewardship | 2020-2021

This course examines the concept of employee engagement within an organization in relation to effective employee stewardship by the leadership of that organization. It further considers effective tools for the measurement and assessment of an organization's employee engagement and stewardship practice, and methods for creating and managing organizational culture characterized by meaningful participation, loyalty, and affirmation.

3.00
LDRS 620 LDRS 620 - Worldview Foundations of Educational Leadership | 2020-2021

This course examines the complex issue of the Christian believer's mandate to "indwell"ť the Biblical story in the context of contemporary western culture, paying particular attention to ways in which this issue impacts the task of educational leadership. Students will discuss the potential of transformational servant leadership and values-based leadership for building personal and shared vision in educational settings. They will develop and discuss strategies through which the school leader can work reflectively with faculty, parents, students and others in establishing and sustaining a vision-shaped educational community. Students will also participate in a school leadership self-assessment exercise.

3.00
LDRS 623 LDRS 623 - Developing and Assessing Educational Programs | 2020-2021

This course reviews the foundations and practises of both macro- and micro-level program development for schools and school systems. Students will consider the underlying assumptions and effects of alternative approaches to program planning. They will explore how worldviews shape curriculum theory and analyze how they affect curriculum development. They will also examine contemporary issues and research problems related to planned curriculum change and development. The participants will develop a framework and criteria for developing programs, resources, and curriculum practice based on a Christian worldview.

3.00
LDRS 624 LDRS 624 - School Leadership and Supervision | 2020-2021

In this course participants will review the role of principals and other educational leaders in nurturing a healthy professional climate and sustaining teacher growth. They will develop an integrated model for continuous staff development. On the basis of the principles of Christian servant leadership and current supervision paradigms, they will consider how to supervise and evaluate school personnel. They will also scrutinize methods of staff selection, induction, and dismissal. Throughout, the focus will be on strategies for building positive school cultures.

3.00
LDRS 625 LDRS 625 - Educational Leadership and Change | 2020-2021

This course involves an examination of the characteristics of schools and classrooms that provide an environment for productive instruction and successful student learning within the contours of a defined vision for education. Included is an exploration of theories, current research, and examples of constructive and dynamic educational leadership. Learners will analyze models, practices, and investigate how to implement effective educational programs and bring about related changes at the classroom and institutional levels while overcoming barriers to change.

3.00
LDRS 626 LDRS 626 - Leadership for Contemporary Issues in Education | 2020-2021

The school is a community for learning within a larger community. This course explores the links between schools and the social, political, and legal forces that impinge on them. Students will examine the relationship of the school with its social context, and how school leaders interact with external influences and affect them.

3.00
LDRS 627 LDRS 627 - Theory and Practice of Adult Education | 2020-2021

Learners will be introduced to principles and practices of adult education. Focusing on facilitation methods and instructional design, this course develops practical skills necessary to teach adults. Whether in a classroom or other formal learning context or workplace, leaders are all teachers. This course equips leaders to facilitate transformational learning experiences that are learner-centered, supportive, well-organized and based on critical inquiry in the context of practice.

3.00
LDRS 631 LDRS 631 - Health Care Leadership Issues | 2020-2021

This course provides a foundation for students in the health care stream and a comprehensive application of servant leadership principles to the health sector. As emerging leaders, students develop their leadership skills in inspiring, stewarding, and problem solving. The course facilitates integrated learning on the needed leadership competencies to support health systems and organizations. The leadership competencies include leading change, leading people, being results driven, ensuring business acumen, and building coalitions and communication. Leadership issues in the course include values, ideologies, leadership imperatives, cultural change, population health, reform, vision, financial and human resource considerations, education, professional regulation, technology, and health system integration.

3.00
LDRS 632 LDRS 632 - Leadership and Change | 2020-2021

This course explores how effective leaders use creativity and innovation to address emerging global needs. Necessary skills of cognitive load management, cross-cultural collaboration, interpersonal and communications skills, and adaptability and resilience will be explored as tools for leaders facing the need to promote new ways of being for 21st century organizations.

3.00
LDRS 634 LDRS 634 - Accountability and Performance | 2020-2021

When health service executives and professionals are asked to explain what outcomes are being achieved by the provincial and territorial health systems across Canada, the reply is usually rhetoric and platitudes, but with little evidence. The reality is we do not have the ability to define what we accomplish that costs approximately 44 per cent of the provincial and territorial budgets. This course explores the concepts of accountability and governance in detail. The collective goal is to better explain what the health systems are producing as tangible outcomes. Servant leaders are called to communicate with the communities and populations they serve with integrity and honesty and to serve their patient/client/resident needs as best they can, based on the organization's values and strategy, as well as the customer's expectations.

3.00
LDRS 637 LDRS 637 - Employee Engagement and Stewardship | 2020-2021

This course examines the concept of Employee Engagement within an organization in relation to effective Employee Stewardship by the leadership of that organization. It further considers effective tools for the measurement and assessment of an organization's Employee Engagement and Stewardship practice, and methods for creating and managing organizational culture characterized by meaningful participation, loyalty, and affirmation.

3.00
LDRS 641 LDRS 641 - Theology of Christian Leadership | 2020-2021

Explores key theological and biblical leadership concepts and identifies points of harmony and incompatibility with secular leadership paradigms: personalized philosophy of biblical leadership; comparison of biblical leadership to other perspectives; application of leadership principles to ministry issues; and best practice considerations.

3.00
LDRS 646 LDRS 646 - Empowering Leadership: Mentoring, Spiritual Directing, Coaching | 2020-2021

This course is a study reflecting the character, heart, hope, and practices of relational leadership with a focus toward empowering others— especially the next generation of leaders. Mentoring as a primary strategy is examined in depth. A historical perspective exposes the challenges used throughout the history of mentoring. A constructed best practices model offers principles of relational leadership for use in organizations, churches or with individuals. The coaching model for leadership development receives greatest consideration in this course. Students have an opportunity to reflect on those women and men who played a significant role in their own leadership development and then anticipate what they may need in present or future contexts by way of mentoring and/or coaching development.

3.00
LDRS 647 LDRS 647 - Sustainability in Transformational Servant Leadership | 2020-2021

This course promotes sustainable transformational servant leadership (TSL). Effective TSL demonstrates care for, and promotes the sustainability of, three interdependent dimensions: self, team organization, and client. The Transformational Servant Leader strengthens the capacity of those in this system to achieve excellence and resilience in action over time. Participants will develop a personal holistic and sustainable approach to leadership and life, emphasizing creation of a caring community across all three systemic dimensions. On completion, participants will be able to model behaviours and priorities enhancing the principles of caring TSL practice and performance, in their personal plans.

3.00
LDRS 651 LDRS 651 - Theory and Practice of Volunteerism | 2020-2021

This course examines issues relevant to how NonProfit organizations establish secure relationships with internal and external stakeholders through effective leadership practice. The Non-Profit sector is the second largest sector within the Canadian political economy, and requires special attention as the sector becomes increasingly reliant on volunteers in all areas of operation and responsibility. Specific issues relate to connecting with, gaining interest, mentoring and keeping volunteer support at the Board, policy, program, and operations level, including how the effective leader's conduct affects this challenging process. Of particular interest is the challenge for generating volunteer funds to support the operation of the organization.

3.00
LDRS 654 LDRS 654 - NGOs as Social Enterprise | 2020-2021

This course addresses practical issues and opportunities to the servant-centered leader wishing to develop as a social entrepreneur and provide practical, entrepreneurial focused leadership knowledge and skills needed to have an impact in initiating, inspiring, and developing social enterprises in the North American context. This course focuses on student development as servant-centered entrepreneurial leaders of social enterprise.

3.00
LDRS 662 LDRS 662 - Culturally Inclusive Teaching and Learning | 2020-2021

Engage learners in authentic learning experiences to (a) develop and apply practical strategies to create culturally-inclusive learning environments and learning activities; (b) establish and develop meaningful intercultural communication and relationships, and (c) apply teaching and facilitation skills.

3.00
LDRS 663 LDRS 663 - Coaching for Transformational Blended Learning | 2020-2021

Examines the theoretical foundations and professional practices of coaching learners in blended learning environments with an emphasis on facilitating transformational learning experiences. The intersection of adult education, educational technology, and international education thought is investigated in relation to the development of effective strategies for coaching learners within the emerging context of technologically distributed global higher education. Projects develop digital literacy skills, including the use of communication, collaboration and publishing tools; and media literacy, including knowledge of copyright, open licensing, and digital citizenship.

3.00
LDRS 664 LDRS 664 - Creating Authentic Learning Communities | 2020-2021

Learners explore theoretical foundations of learning communities, evaluate strategies for creating authentic learning communities, and apply those strategies in a learning/coaching context. Learners explore teaching and learning through the lens of personal transformation and then widen their lens to consider systems theory and challenges of leading for an authentic learning environment. Learners explore themes such as identity, perception, interconnectedness and learning organizations. Learners will develop a personal philosophy of Learning Communities, exploring what it means to be personally authentic and how to lead authentically in a learning environment.

3.00
LDRS 667 LDRS 667 - Practicum (Personal and Professional Practice and Reflection) | 2020-2021

Using reflective practice, learners apply adult learning theory, facilitation practices, cross-cultural competency, and learning assessment strategies in a professional learning facilitation setting. Learners complete a supervised practicum within an educational institution, business, non-profit agency, social service agency, or organization related to their personal interests and career goals.

3.00
LDRS 684 LDRS 684 - Leadership Integration Thesis: Part 1 | 2020-2021

The Leadership Integration Thesis (Part 1) provides opportunity for students to conduct innovative independent leadership research. The process of research—from identification of problem for investigation, research design, data collection and analysis, to written report of findings—is the focus.

3.00
LDRS 685 LDRS 685 - Leadership Integration Thesis: Part 2 | 2020-2021

The Leadership Integration Thesis (Part 2) provides opportunity for students to conduct innovative independent leadership research. The process of research—from identification of problem for investigation, research design, data collection and analysis, to written report of findings—is the focus.

3.00
LDRS 697 LDRS 697 - Leadership Integration Project I | 2020-2021

LDRS 697 is a two semester hour course that together with LDRS 698 comprises the four semester hour Leadership integration project capstone. The process of designing and completing LDRS 697/698 is the practical exercise of higher order learning processes. LDRS 697/698 is focused on integrating the learning from various program courses into a comprehensive understanding and personal practice of leadership. The learnings of program courses will be collectively analyzed and reevaluated to determine meta-themes to inform a deeper level of scholarly inquiry in the field of leadership. LDRS 697/698 represents the capstone demonstration of a learner's ability to integrate practical program curriculum content and to demonstrate achievement in the programs defined leadership competencies. The course requires competent use of evidence-based scholarly knowledge, ability to analyze an issue, discipline in the problem-solving process, and scholarly documentation and presentation of information.

2.00
LDRS 698 LDRS 698 - Leadership Integration Project II | 2020-2021

LDRS 697 is a two semester hour course that together with LDRS 698 comprises the four semester hour Leadership integration project capstone. The process of designing and completing LDRS 697/698 is the practical exercise of higher order learning processes. LDRS 697/698 is focused on integrating the learning from various program courses into a comprehensive understanding and personal practice of leadership. The learnings of program courses will be collectively analyzed and reevaluated to determine meta-themes to inform a deeper level of scholarly inquiry in the field of leadership. LDRS 697/698 represents the capstone demonstration of a learner's ability to integrate practical program curriculum content and to demonstrate achievement in the programs defined leadership competencies. The course requires competent use of evidence-based scholarly knowledge, ability to analyze an issue, discipline in the problem-solving process, and scholarly documentation and presentation of information.

2.00