Personal Development and Communication

Course Number: LDR6100
Faculty:  Lisa Fisher, MA  and Mary Kay Chess, PhD
What students learn in this course:
  • Approaches and assessments to support an understanding of personal individual leadership preferences and skills.
  • How to develop identified personal capacities to effectively impact social change while maintaining work-life balance.
  • An understanding of effective communication skills in highly varied social situations demanding social justice and sustainability solutions.
About this course:

This first of three leadership courses explores individual capacities for leading complex change and transformation. Learners assess their values, skills, and preferences using a strength-based approach. This assessment is then leveraged to analyze communication capabilities and learning edges critical for collaboration and influencing effective and sustainable change. Theory and reflective practices in learning teams prepare learners for future engagements in communities and organizations.

Units: 3
Pre-requisites:  None
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