Content with Disciplines : Leadership

Community Issues SL Course

Course Description and Objectives The course will draw from students’ collective learning experiences in their community-based service learning. Core concepts about democracy in America, the land-grant university’s historic mission, and about how everyday citizens collectively can build a strong democracy will be introduced. Students will also be introduced to the range of ways that citizens participate in democratic decision-making and will practice some of these forms. The course is based on the reciprocal relationship between practice in the community and readings, reflections, and exercises in class. Assignments ask you to reflect on your community-based practice and apply concepts in the…

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…

Applied Social Policy

APPLIED SOCIAL POLICY LOS/SBS 430 University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College Fall 2002 Instructor: Marvin Druker Phone: 753 6582 Email: druker@usm.maine.edu Office: 208A Class Hours: Thursday 4 6:30 p.m. Office Hours: Mon. 1 4, Wed. 3 5, Thurs. 4 7, & by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION The catalogue description of this course is as follows: “A review of contemporary social policy alternatives and an examination of the macro and micro level social policymaking processes. Students complete an applied social policy project which might take the form of a policy paper, a grant proposal or written legislative testimony for a community…

Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Mediation & Conflict Resolution (Community Building, Peace, Conflict & Alternative Dispute Resolution) Robert N. Hansen, Ph.D. #5 Westminster Hall Home Phone: 573-491-3344 Cell: 573-645-3344 Office: x5362 or 5361 Email: hansenr@oaynet.wcmo.edu Fax: 573 592 5180 Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 11:00 12:00 Noon Course Description & Objectives: This course provides an introduction into the concepts, theory and practice of community building, peacemaking, and conflict resolution. Topics will include: a) community development theory; b) conflict theory; c) peacemaking; d) principles of five types of ADR strategies (negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, conciliation, and mediation); d) the application of these concepts, theories and strategies to historical and…

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…