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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New courses to be added in Fall 2020.
|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|
*Program subject to final approval by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education