Course Credits
LDRS 300 LDRS 300 - Leadership Theory & Practice

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.Prerequisite(s): Second year standing or above. (0-0; 3-0)

LDRS 302 LDRS 302 - Historical Concepts & Theories

This course is an introduction to historical organizational concepts and theories that have influenced current leadership and management trends. The course highlights early societal and philosophical influences that led to the development and implementation of classical management theories and subsequent emerging theories through the 1980s. Students examine influences on current marketplace applications in interpreting actions and prerequisites of individuals and organizations.Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.

LDRS 310 LDRS 310 - The Learning Organization

In the knowledge age, leaders must influence the nature, direction, and quality of organizational knowledge and competence. This course exposes students to the importance of expanding people's ability to understand and cope with the challenges organizational situations generate. Organizational theory is defined and analyzed. Practical methods of managing knowledge assets and facilitating learning are discussed as students grapple with how to integrate all aspects of organizational presence into a comprehensive and iterative learning organization.Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.

LDRS 320 LDRS 320 - Ethical Decision Making

The course explores ethical decision-making in a business environment. It examines individual, organizational, and macro-level issues in ethics. The course does not determine correct ethical action; it is designed to promote the understanding of the role of values and ethics as leaders formulate strategies for motivating, communicating, utilizing power, and developing followers.Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.

LDRS 330 LDRS 330 - Leadership in Org.& Small Groups

Comprehensive understanding of leadership. Theories, models, facets of leadership, and characteristics of effective leaders. Leadership development and current issues.NB: Not offered every year. See Deparment chair.Cross-listed: PSYC 330.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106 or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

LDRS 400 LDRS 400 - Negotiation & 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.Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.

LDRS 420 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.Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or permission of instructor.

LDRS 432 LDRS 432 - Building Leaders II 1.00
LDRS 440 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.Prerequisite(s): None.

LDRS 490 LDRS 490 - Personhood 3.00
RELS 475 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.

Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102. (3-0 or 3-0)

UNIV 301 UNIV 301 - Lifelong Learning Strategies 2.00