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Thompson Rivers University

MNGT 3731: Leadership

Students develop an in-depth understanding of what leadership is and what leaders do to be successful. Emphasis is on the development of practical leadership skills. Topics include reflection, self-awareness, and leadership; building trust and maintaining trust; developing successful interactions; and coaching fundamentals and feedback techniques.

Learning outcomes

  • Explore reflective journalling methods. Select one of these methods to enable you to engage in reflective learning.
  • Explore different ways to increase your self-awareness.
  • Develop strategies for building and maintaining trust.
  • Practice skills for developing successful interactions and dealing with difficult situations.
  • Develop techniques for creating learning conversations to coach your peers and employees.
  • Explore tools that will enhance your ability to give and receive feedback as well as to recognize contributions of employees.

Course topics

  • Module 1: Reflection, Self-Awareness, and Leadership
  • Module 2: Building Trust and Maintaining Trust
  • Module 3: Developing Successful Interactions
  • Module 4: Coaching Fundamentals and Feedback Techniques

Required text and materials

The following materials are required for this course:

  1. Kouzes, J and B. Posner. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations. 7th Edition. San Francisco: Wiley, 2023.
    Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-1-119-73612-7
  1. Flaherty, J. Coaching. Evoking Excellence in Others. 4th edition. Boston: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
    Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978103207318-7

Students will need to source the following materials on their own:

  1. Short, R. Learning in Relationship: Foundation for Personal and Professional Success. Bellevue, WA: Learning in Action Technologies, Inc, 1998.
    Type: Textbook: ISBN: 1-887259-01-5


To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course and 50% or higher on the mandatory final project.

Assignment: Module 1 12.5%
Assignment: Module 2 12.5%
Assignment: Module 3 12.5%
Assignment: Module 4 12.5%
Final Project (mandatory) 50%
Total 100%

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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