LEADERSHIP STUDIES

LDR 110 - Introduction to Leadership

3 credits

This course introduces students to concepts, models and practices of leadership that are effective in governmental, business, civic, community and political organizations. Emphasis is placed on the purposes and structures of various types of organizations and examines the leadership styles and strategies that align with these organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and apply the elements effective leadership in a variety of contexts. (Offered fall semester)

LDR 115 - Evid-Based Ldrship & Dec Making

3 credits

Prerequisites: LDR-110

This course covers the components of effective and operational evidence-based leadership. Emphasis is placed on using decision-making models and data to recognize and understand trends, align organizational goals, determine consequences, and make recommendations for actions leaders can take to solve problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate trends using data, identify strategies for decision making, and use data to make high-quality decisions on a wide range of issues. (Offered spring semester)

LDR 225 - Leading Change  

3 credits

Prerequisites: LDR-110

This course provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge base necessary to lead and manage organizational change with an emphasis on a 360-degree approach to understanding change. Emphasis is placed on various aspects of implementing change, such as: addressing the human psychology of change through innovative technology, social media, theoretical frameworks, understanding change agents, and operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and practical skills in how to connect change with strategy, anticipate resistance, assess readiness, and measure sustainability. (Offered spring semester)