Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ILP 353 Leadership and Team Skills

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Junior/senior standing.

Course Description

This course provides the opportunity to examine leadership issues from historical, sociological, and psychological perspectives, and to practice leadership and group skills within the classroom. Readings from historical biographies, sociology, and psychology will be used to gain insights into a range of leadership qualities and abilities. Students will also take a number of assessment instruments that will help them determine their own leadership profiles and will guide them in refining their skills during the semester. Students will be assigned to a specific small group that will perform an array of activities and serve as the context for personal skill building. Students will learn how to analyze a variety of leadership functions and develop a reflective practice that will enable them to continue to perfect their leadership skills in the future.