Code Course Credits
LDRS 500 LDRS 500 - Leadership Foundations

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, and participants examine ways of improving their own leadership skills through practical interactive group exercises.

3.00
LDRS 501 LDRS 501 - Strategic Leadership

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, appreciating strategy-making process factors, developing work-place application skills, and acquiring development tools.

3.00
LDRS 502 LDRS 502 - Team Ldrship & Conflict Resolution

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 underlying effective computer-assisted financial accountability systems; specific stakeholder interests in defining data/information needs; key elements and factors for quality business plans and budgets; governance and financial leadership interface; and performance results measurement and reporting strategy.

3.00
LDRS 504 LDRS 504 - Leadership, Values & Ethics

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

3.00
LDRS 591 LDRS 591 - Scholarly Inquiry

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.NB: This course is a prerequisite for LDRS 696. The aim of this online course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the completion of an ePortfolio, which serves to integrate practical Master of Arts in Leadership program curriculum content.

3.00
LDRS 611 LDRS 611 - Organizational Behaviour

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 & Innovation

This course is designed to deepen your 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” 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 that includes an initial exploration of Christian worldview perspectives. The course explores marketing as it is practised by North American organizations (tools, techniques, and frameworks that are 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 & Stewardship

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 FDN of Educ Leadershp

This course examines the complex issue of the Christian believer’s mandate to “indwell” 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 Educational Programs

This course reviews the foundations and practices 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 & Supervision

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 & Change - 3.00

The 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 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 - Ldrship for Contemp. Educ. Issues

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 & Practice of Adult Educ. 3.00
LDRS 631 LDRS 631 - Health Care Leadership Issues

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 skill 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 & Change

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 & Performance

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 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.Pre-requisite(s): LDRS 500.

3.00
LDRS 637 LDRS 637 - Employee Engagement and Stewardship

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 646 LDRS 646 - Empowering Leadership

This course is a study that reflects on the character, heart, hope, and practices of relational leadership which focuses on empowering others'especially the next generation of leaders. Mentoring is a primary strategy that is examined in depth. A historical perspective exposes the challenges used throughout the history of mentoring. A best practices model is constructed that offers principles of relational leadership that can be used in organizations and churches or with individuals. The coaching model for leadership development is given consideration in this course. Students have an opportunity to reflect on those women and men who have 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.

3.00
LDRS 647 LDRS 647 - Sustainability of Leadership

This course explores the concept of sustainability in servant leadership. One of the most important ways in which servant leaders can serve others and their organizations is through their own vitality and health. Those who take on the mantel of leadership from a servant leadership orientation often have an increased propensity toward serving and giving of themselves to those they lead. As such, servant leaders face a heightened risk of depleting their internal resources and becoming ineffective. In this course, participants interact with and explore various dimensions of soul care in order to develop a more holistic approach to spiritual formation. Armed with a greater insight into the need for a sustainable approach to leadership, participants are better equipped to care for themselves and those entrusted to them. In addition, participants are encouraged to reflect and wrestle with ways in which they can cultivate a culture and practice of sustainability in the organizations they lead.

3.00
LDRS 651 LDRS 651 - Volunteerism & Governance

This course examines the issues relevant to how the NGO organization establishes a secure relationship with external stakeholders through effective leadership practice. The NGO sector is the second largest sector within the Canadian political economy, and requires special attention as the sector becomes increasingly reliant on volunteers. Specific issues relate to connecting with, gaining interest, and keeping volunteer support at the policy, program, and operations level, including how the effective leader's conduct affects this challenging process. Of particular interest is the challenge of generating volunteer funds to support the operation of the organization.

3.00
LDRS 654 LDRS 654 - Entrepreneurship & Soc. Enterprise

This course addresses practical issues and opportunities to the servant-centered leader that wishes to develop as a social entrepreneur. The concept carries with it elements of the traditional business, non-governmental, and political arenas we are so accustomed to working and living with. This course provides the practical, entrepreneurially-focused leadership knowledge and skills needed to have an impact in this arena. This course focuses on student development as servant-centered leaders of social enterprise.Pre-requisite(s): LDRS 500

3.00
LDRS 697 LDRS 697 - Leadership Integration Project I

LDRS 697 is a two semester hour course that together with LDRS 698 comprises the four semester hour Leadership Integration Project capstone. All learners must complete the LDRS 697/698 capstone. The process of designing and completing LDRS/MAEL 697/698 is the practical exercise of higher order learning processes. LDRS/MAEL 697/698 is focused on integrating the learning from various program courses into a comprehensive understanding and personal practice of leadership. Program courses learnings will be collectively analyzed and re-evaluated to determine meta-themes to inform a deeper level of scholarly inquiry in the field of leadership. LDRS/MAEL 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

>LDRS 698 is a two semester hour course that together with LDRS 698 comprises the four semester hour Leadership Integration Project capstone. All learners must complete the LDRS 697/698 capstone. The process of designing and completing LDRS/MAEL 697/698 is the practical exercise of higher order learning processes. LDRS/MAEL 697/698 is focused on integrating the learning from various program courses into a comprehensive understanding and personal practice of leadership. Program courses learnings will be collectively analyzed and re-evaluated to determine meta-themes to inform a deeper level of scholarly inquiry in the field of leadership. LDRS/MAEL 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

New courses to be added in Fall 2020.

CODE COURSE CREDITS STREAM
RELS 5XX (361) History of Christianity I 3 CT
RELS 5XX (362) History of Christianity II 3 CT
RELS 5XX (465) Influential Thinkers in the Christian Tradition 3 CT
RELS 5XX (466) The Church Fathers 3 CT
RELS 5XX (467) The Theology of Karl Barth 3 CT
RELS 5XX (475) Christianity and Culture 3 CT
RELS 5XX (476) Christian Worldviews in Historical and Cultural Context 3 CT
RELS 5XX (477) New Testament Canon: Development and Theology 3 NT, CT
RELS 5XX (381) Contemporary Christianity 3 CT
RELS 6XX History of Christian Doctrine 3 CT
RELS 6XX Early & Mediaveal Christian Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Reformation Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Modern Christian Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Method in Theology 3 NT, CT
RELS 6XX Theologies of Liberation 3 CT
RELS 6XX Special Topics in Christian Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Major Paper 5 OT, NT, CT, BRL, BB