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Course Number:
MSD 193A
Course Title:
Leadership Skill Development
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Course Description

Leadership is an essential part of running a quality organization. Learn about the various facets that define leadership today. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course explores key practices and strategies of successful leaders in today's work environment. Various approaches to leadership are examined with consideration to their impact on motivation and productivity. Specific skills and practices are suggested and applied in class discussion, case studies, role plays, and projects.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Use appropriate communication approaches to increase understanding and work group success.
  2. Step into leadership roles required by the situation or the team makeup.
  3. Build a productive and healthy climate through positive leadership practices.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Various individual and/or group skill-building activities such as role-plays,case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
  • Complete exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Creating and sharing a vision
  • Choosing appropriate leadership styles and strategies to fit the situation
  • Creating a motivating climate
  • Problem solving skills
  • Self assessment
  • Personal skill building
  • Listening skills
  • Oral and written communication

General Concepts

  • Self leadership
  • Leadership style
  • Trust
  • Empowerment
  • Vision
  • Motivation


  • Personal leadership style
  • Positive work relationships
  • Motivating climate


  • Creating a motivating environment
  • Personal leadership style
  • Building trust