Academic Certificate in Leadership Studies
The Certificate in Leadership Studies prepares students for this changing nature of leadership through coursework and practice that emphasizes relationship building, change management, global dynamics, intercultural understanding and collaboration.
PAD 3431 Exploring Leadership: yourself, your organizations and your communities
This course is designed to be an interactive exploration of personal leadership development. Through the introduction of current theories and models, you will increase your understanding of leadership, examine how attitudes about yourself and others influence leadership behavior, and stimulate the development of new skills through demonstration and practice. The course considers leadership topics from three perspectives: the individual, the group, and the society. Readings, discussions, reflections, and experiential activities will examine self-development and understanding, group dynamics, organizational design, ethics, and teamwork.
SOW 4932 Service Learning : Social Change and Contemporary Social Issues
This course examines volunteerism from historical and contemporary perspectives. It provides students with an opportunity to study and experience the urban community and to discover how communities can bridge differences among people. This course has as its major objective the encouraging of critical thinking and practical experience with respect to the concepts of citizenship and social responsibility. This course includes a required experimental component involving students in a community-based service-learning project.