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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.

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

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

  • Understanding human nature and behaviour
  • Leadership theories
  • Effective leadership practices
  • Team building
  • Gender differences in leadership
  • Organizational change
  • Collaborative leadership model
  • Negative leadership and sociopaths
  • Milgram experiments
  • Whistleblowing
  • Authentic leadership model

Additional Requirements

Course Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits

Course Restriction(s): REXT*4100


Assessment Item Weight
Online Discussions 30%
Film Assignment 15%
Midterm 30%
Interview Assignment 10%
Concept Map Assignment 15%
Total 100%

Note: The is no final exam for this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Leadership Development in Small Organizations
September 08, 2022 to December 02, 2022
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) $713.81 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $3,106.72 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) This course does not use a textbook.
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