Content with Disciplines : Leadership

Presidential Public Leadership Program: preparing students for careers in public service

The Hunter College Presidential Public Leadership Program is designed to give students the opportunity to interact with former and current government officials and to observe leaders from the public sector. The Program allows the College to expose its students to examples of effective leadership and to help them recognize and develop such qualities. The ultimate goal is to encourage and prepare Hunter students for careers in public service. Senator George J. Mitchell is the inaugural speaker in The Hunter College Presidential Public Leadership Program. Senator Mitchell will be conducting a series of seminars to students who have been prepared for…

Leadership and Community Building seminar

All this time I ve been working to change things, a student, active for years in community service, once confided in Richard Ferguson. But now I realize I m not really making a difference. To Dr. Ferguson, director of the Institute for Neighborhood and Community Leadership at the University of Dayton, this was not a sign of despair, but a sign of progress, one of the many steps students take in recognizing the depth and complexities of what it means not just to be a problem-solver, but to be a citizen. As the student quoted above continued working with Dr….

Leadership: Taking Responsibility for Our Communities, and Making Them Better Through Public Action

Course Goals & Objectives It is the premise of this course that leadership is a concept worth trying to understand as a process in which all can participate to varying degrees.  The underlying philosophy can be summarized as follows: we can identify characteristics of leadership; These characteristics are “learned” in some way that we can understand; and we can nurture this learning experience in a formal academic environment. From the definition leadership printed at the top of the syllabus, it should be clear that this course has a strong civic engagement component.  Our understanding of leadership is grounded in the…

Seminar in Nonprofit Leadership

The goal of Nonprofit Education Programs at WMU is to strengthen the capacity of leaders to carry out the missions of the organizations they serve. This is accomplished through education, community-service, and research designed to improve the contribution that public-serving organizations can make to society. Special emphasis is placed on individual and community development as the pivotal function of nonprofit organizations and collaboration as the central mode of public problem solving. Lester M. Salamon articulates the key educational and community challenge facing us today, “The central challenge, particularly the central management challenge, confronting efforts to solve our pressing societal problems…

Civic Leadership

ELED503.002 Special Topics: Civic Leadership Instructor: Dr. Denise Ann Finazzo Office Hours: T 4-5 p.m. Pomico Center W 2-4:00 pm; Th 3-5 pm Office: 137 McNerney Hall Phone: 732-2699 Home phone: 814-833-8440 Textbook Hesselbein, F., Goldsmith, M., & Beckhard, R., Ed. (1996). The Leader of the Future: New Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the Next Era. San Francisco: Jossey Bass Publishers. I. Rationale This course provides experiential learning in community settings as students observe, define, analyze, and practice leadership skills in a service learning environment. Recognizing civic responsibilities and the value of volunteerism as related to community development, students will…

Introduction to Community Leadership

Introduction to Community Leadership Teaching team: Dr. Michael Williams, Professor in the College, Holmdene 314, x4495 Rev. George Heartwell, Director, Aquinas College Community Leadership Institute, x3506 Course Description: As the introductory course for the Community Leadership major, the course will involve students in field experiences in community agencies and help them reflect on the meanings of community, service, and leadership as they work in those agencies. The goal of the course is to bring students to a deeper understanding of their role as servant leaders in the communities they not only find themselves living and working in but also those…

Leadership For Change

Course Description In this course we will explore the foundations of leadership theory by examining models of leadership in relation to the theory and concept of change. We will confront the philosophical problem of pluralism in a democracy in trying to reconcile the values of both individualism and community. We will have opportunities for practice, application, and documentation of leadership. We will also critically reflect upon individual responsibility and potential leadership roles through community service that addresses social justice issues and through political engagement. Goals University Studies Goals: The University Studies program holds a variety of goals over the course…

Leadership and Community Service

Course Objectives: to increase understanding of leadership theories and concepts to utilize community service as an introduction to service, civic responsibility, and leadership to provide opportunities and methods for reflection to integrate discussions on diversity, ethics, social justice, community, and civic responsibility with leadership and service to gain an understanding of and appreciation for multiple perspectives and how power and privilege shape these perspectives to explore personal values with respect to leadership, service, and diversity to develop a personal philosophy of service and leadership through critical analysis of social issues, reflection, and practice to increase students’ ability to work in…