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Course Description

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The main theories of leadership will be discussed with exploration of the current literature, practice leadership skills and perform relevant activities in an online environment. Emphasis will be placed on the communication challenges facing leaders in small organizations and the importance of developing a culture of shared leadership.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an increased self-awareness;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of leadership theories;
  3. Identify practical leadership skills and the application of them; and
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical responsibilities of a leader.

Course Topics

This course is divided into six distinct units covering a range of different topics pertaining to Leadership Development in Small Organizations:

  • Unit 01: Human Behaviour, Leadership Theories
  • Unit 02: Leadership Styles, Effective Teams, Gender in Leadership
  • Unit 03: Organizational Change and Leaders as Changemakers
  • Unit 04: Collaborative Leadership
  • Unit 05: Motivating Leaders, Whistleblowing
  • Unit 06: Authentic Leadership, Empowering Leadership

Additional Requirements

Course Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits

Course Restriction(s): REXT*4100


Assessment Item Weight
Online Discussions (5 x 6%) 30%
Podcast Assignment 15%
Midterm 30%
Interview Assignment 10%
Final Exam 15%
Total 100%



Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use the following:

  • Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. 

Please view the Technical Considerations.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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Section Title
Leadership Development in Small Organizations
September 05, 2024 to November 29, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
Domestic Tuition Fee - Non-Ontario (0.5 units) $745.75 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $3,379.57 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Reading List / Textbook
You may purchase your course textbook, or other required/supplementary reading and learning materials, from the University of Guelph Bookstore or the Guelph Campus Co-op Bookstore, or from another third-party seller. 
Section Notes

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