Leadership (LEAD)

Courses

LEAD 130   Leadership & Civic Engagement (3 Hours)

This course is designed to help students develop the capacity and confidence for leadership in their personal, professional, and civic activities. The course focuses on the study of essential components and concepts of leadership, examination of characteristics and skills of effective historic and contemporary leaders, analysis of leadership skills and responsibilities in community settings, identification of personal leadership goals and standards, and development of competencies needed to meet community and global challenges in an informed, innovative, and responsible manner.

LEAD 291   Independent Study* (1-7 Hour)

Prerequisites : 2.0 GPA minimum and department approval.

Independent study is a directed, structured learning experience offered as an extension of the regular curriculum. It is intended to allow individual students to broaden their comprehension of the principles of and competencies associated with the discipline or program. Its purpose is to supplement existing courses with individualized, in-depth learning experiences. Such learning experiences may be undertaken independent of the traditional classroom setting, but will be appropriately directed and supervised by regular instructional staff. Total contact hours vary based on the learning experience.

LEAD 130

  • Title: Leadership & Civic Engagement
  • Number: LEAD 130
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course is designed to help students develop the capacity and confidence for leadership in their personal, professional, and civic activities. The course focuses on the study of essential components and concepts of leadership, examination of characteristics and skills of effective historic and contemporary leaders, analysis of leadership skills and responsibilities in community settings, identification of personal leadership goals and standards, and development of competencies needed to meet community and global challenges in an informed, innovative, and responsible manner.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Analyze personal strengths, styles and preferences that contribute to leadership.
  2. Explore, apply, and reflect on basic concepts of leadership.
  3. Describe and demonstrate teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills needed to function effectively in groups.
  4. Examine the relationship of ethics, diversity, and inclusion in leadership.
  5. Describe and practice strategies for effective public action and problem-solving.
  6. Communicate knowledge about and application of leadership to others.
  7. Observe and critique leadership in a community setting.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Personal Leadership Style

A. Identify a personal leadership philosophy.

1. Understand the importance of self-awareness in leadership development.

2. Complete personal value and motive identifying activities.

B. Outline a personal strategy to recognize, seek and accept opportunities for participation and leadership.

II. Basic Concepts of Leadership

A. Define leadership individually and collectively.

B. Explain various theories and changing concepts of leadership.

1. Define and analyze examples of adaptive leadership- a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in challenging environments.

2. Illustrate and compare examples of servant leadership—a commitment to the public good rather than to personal power.

3. Explain and justify the concepts of shared leadership and empowerment of others.

C. Analyze concepts through leadership building exercises. 

D. Compare characteristics and skills of effective leaders using historical, contemporary and fictional examples.

III. Teamwork, Collaboration, and Communication skills

A. Explain concepts of group dynamics and stages of development.

B. Describe communication strategies designed to increase visibility, credibility and support.

C. Demonstrate strategies for consensus-building, decision-making and problem-solving.

IV. Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion in Leadership

A. Examine various theoretical perspectives of ethical decision making and the ethics-guided behavior essential for competent leadership.

B. Describe ethical responsibilities of leadership; provide examples and discuss inherent complexities of choices and consequences of alternative actions.

C. Illustrate the importance of diversity—its impact on and contribution to group decisions.

D. Analyze the importance of inclusion in leadership.

V. Public Action and Problem Solving

A. Identify strategies for goal-setting and implementation.

B. Explain evaluation as a strategic process to increase effectiveness of decisions and actions.

C. Assess and resolve situations of conflict.

1. Demonstrate resolving interpersonal, organizational, and systemic conflict.

2. Demonstrate the ability to balance action and critical reflection, individually and collectively.

3. Analyze types, causes, impact and resolution of conflict.

D. Evaluate methods which encourage and support change and innovation.

VI. Knowledge and Application of Leadership

A. Create a project to disseminate knowledge learned in class.

1. Identify student roles within the project.

2. Develop a timeline for the project.

3. Execute the project.

4. Discuss reflections on planning and project execution.

B. Connect project experience to theories of leadership.

VII. Leadership in a Community Setting

A. Complete a community-based learning assignment.

1. Observe and discuss leadership in community setting.

2. Apply definitions and theories of leadership to real world observation.

3. Critique observed leadership styles of community leaders.

B. Connect community experience to course readings.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

30 – 50%     Classroom discussion and participation

30 – 50%     Papers, presentations, projects  

20 – 30%     Community-based learning assignments

100%           Total

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Some required course activities, such as community-based learning assignments, will take place off-campus and outside scheduled classroom time.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

LEAD 291

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