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Course Description

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Using an integrated approach to studying leadership, this foundation course covers history, evolving theories, models, and research both from a theoretical point of view and practical application. This course will use a seminar style with applied workshops, class discussions, guest speakers, and student participation. Students will prepare elements of a skills portfolio and a research paper. This is a required course for the Certificate in Leadership.

Note: This course may be taken individually or as a part of a certificate or diploma program.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  1. Explain the development of current and historical leadership theories and concepts through discussions and content quizzes;
  2. Apply leadership theories and concepts to real-life and/or simulated situations and/or persons through discussions, activities and group work;
  3. Analyze and critically reflect on your own leadership experiences and expectations through a personal leadership portfolio, activities and discussions; and
  4. Create a Personal Leadership Portfolio (PLP) that allows you to critically reflect upon and assess your leadership development to date, as well as opportunities for future development.

Course Topics

  • Fundamentals
  • Leadership Traits and Skills
  • Leadership Styles and Approaches
  • Leadership Behaviour
  • Leadership Issues

Additional Requirements

Equate(s): BUS*2010

Restriction(s): UNIV*2000


Assessment Item Weight
Online Quizzes (Best 5 of 10 x 2%) 10%
Weekly Discussions and Assignments 20%
Personal Leadership Portfolio 25%
Group Project 20%
On Campus Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.


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