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.
- 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.
- Practise skills for developing successful interactions and dealing with difficult situations.
- Develop techniques for creating learning conversations to coach your peers and
- Explore tools that will enhance your ability to give and receive feedback as well as to
recognize contributions of employees.
- 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
- Kouzes, J and B Posner. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen
in Organizations. 6th edition. San Francisco: Wiley, 2017.
Type: Textbook. ISBN:
- Flaherty, J. Coaching. Evoking Excellence in Others. 3rd edition. Boston:
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2011.
Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-1-85617-816-7
Please note: Students registering for this course will have to source the following 2 textbooks
on their own. Available in Kindle format. Kindle provides free software, which allows the
downloaded text to be read on other devices.
- Short, R. A Special Kind of Leadership: The Key to Learning Organizations. WA:
Learning in Action Technologies, Inc, 1991
Type: Textbook: ISBN: 887259-00-7
- Short, R. Learning in Relationship: Foundation for Personal and Professional Success.
Bellevue, WA: Learning in Action Technologies, Inc, 1998.
Type: Textbook: ISBN:
Computer with Internet access is required.
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.
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Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of your course.