MNGT 3731

Leadership

3.0 Credits

Description

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.

Delivery Methods

Online Paced.

Prerequisites

None.

Recommended Requisites

CMNS 1920 and ORGB 2811

Exclusions

Students may not receive credit for both MNGT 3731 and BBUS 3641.

Objectives

  • 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 employees.
  • Explore tools that will enhance your ability to give and receive feedback as well as to recognize contributions of employees.

Course Outline

  • 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

Course Duration

14 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

  1. 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: 978-1-119-27896-2
  1. 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.

  1. 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
  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

Additional Requirements

Computer with Internet access is required.

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.

Assessments

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 1 10%
Assignment 2 10%
Assignment 3 10%
Assignment 4 10%
Final Project * 60%
Total 100%

* Mandatory