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Course Number:
ED 163
Course Title:
Personal Leadership Development
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Course Description

Provides an overview of leadership theory, styles and skills Student leaders will be provided with the opportunity to develop skills through skill-building exercises, professional networking techniques, group process and teamwork methods, basic communication techniques, prioritizing, goal setting and other basic information necessary for those anticipating leadership roles. Instructor permission required. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

•Apply the concepts of leadership effectively to the work environment and volunteer experiences.
•Use an understanding and appreciation of a the variety of leadership styles to select from these diverse approaches to be effective in paid and volunteer work environments.
•Work effectively in groups and as a member of a team to enhance the completion of projects and initiatives in the work and volunteer environments.
•Translate student leadership experiences to the working world.
•Communicate effectively within leadership teams both in a paid and volunteer work experience.

Course Activities and Design

A personal leadership assessment tool will be administrator at the beginning of the quarter to benchmark the student’s skill level. At the end of the quarter, the same assessment tool will be used to evaluate the student’s progress. This tool identifies strengths and challenges.
Students will participate in goal-setting, time management, conflict resolution and decision-making workshops.
Participate as an active member on one of the student leadership teams.
Students will participate in a variety of team building exercises designed to help them understand group dynamics and interpersonal communication.
At the end of the quarter, each student will be required to submit a reflection paper evaluating the progress of their skills.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Write a 4 – 6 page paper that outlines their experience as a student leader. This paper should evaluate the student’s experience as a student leadership and incorporate the themes and concepts learned in the workshops

Submit a work log outlining the activities and projects the students engaged in during the quarter.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Team Building
Goal Setting
Personal Leadership Style
Group Dynamics
Conflict Resolution
Project Management
Communication Techniques