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. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary
contact information at the start of the course.