LDSP 3000

Leadership Development

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

This course is designed to increase your knowledge base about the study of leadership, and to enhance your leadership skills through the review of leadership principles and theories, the assessment of leaders in action, and through the examination of effective leadership skills.
 

·        Understand the complexity of the study of leadership

·        Evaluate and discuss various leadership theories

·        Identify effective leadership practices

·        Assess and enhance skills for effective leadership

·        Define personal leadership

Course Objectives:

(1)               To provide students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of leadership theories, concepts, contexts, competencies, and practice through engagement  and reflection

(2)               Students will synthesize ideas and practices into meaningful concepts and theories.

(3)               Student will utilize probing questions and wide-ranging discussion to interpret and analyze leadership theory.

Prerequisites and Corequisites:
       None
Course Topics:

 

Module One - Introduction to Leadership

Module Two - Introduction to Leadership (cont.)

Module Three - Characteristics of Leadership

Module Four – Theories of Leadership

Module Five – Theories of Leadership (cont.)

Module Six – Theories of Leadership (cont.)

Module Seven – Leadership Styles

Module Eight – Leadership Skills

Module Nine  - Leadership Skills (cont.)

Module Ten - Power, Politics, and Leadership

Module Eleven - International and Culturally Diverse Aspects of Leadership

Module Twelve - The Future of Leadership and Leadership Development

Specific Course Requirements:
A description of any special course requirements, such as knowledge of specific software, and why it is necessary for successful completion of the course.
Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements
Required Textbooks:
 

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course:

 http://rodp.bkstr.com

      

Supplementary Materials:
Additional Leadership Literature forwarded throughout the course.
Hardware Requirements:
The minimum requirements can be found at http://www.rodp.org/students/hardware_software.htm. Secific hardware requirements for this course include...
Software Requirements:
The minimum requirements can be found at http://www.rodp.org/students/hardware_software.htm. Secific hardware requirements for this course include...(A list of software the student is required to purchase or download for the course, Real Player, Media Player, Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office, etc).
Instructor Information
Please see the separate page inside the course to find instructor contact information as well as a statement of virtual office hours and other communication information.
Assessment and Grading
Testing Procedures:
All assignments, projects, and assessments will be administered and submitted online.  No proctoring required.
Grading Procedure:

 Students will be graded on the following items:   

                    (1)    20 Double Entry Journals (15 points)

                    (2)   8  Leadership Self- Assessment (20 points)

                    (3)    2 Leadership Case Problem  (50 points)

                    (4)    4 Leadership Skill Building Exercises (25 points)

                    (5)    2 Case Anaylsis and Reflection Papers (100 points)

                    (6)    7 Professional Leadership Development Task 
                             Assignments (20 points)

                    (7)    Final - Professional Leadership Development Plans (200)

Grading Scale:

        1200 - 1100 points = A              897 - 797points  =  D         

        1099 - 999 points =   B              Below 796 = F

         998 - 898 points =   C      

Assignments and Participation
Assignments and Projects:
 

Leadership 3000 Module Descriptions

Each Module takes approximately 5-7 hours of student time per week

Module One - Introduction to Leadership

            Learning Objectives

  • The student will be able to describe Leadership Studies

  • The student will be able to explain the historical context of the study of Leadership

  • The student will be able to outline the various definitions of Leadership.

           Assignments – Due September 6, 2002

1.1       Read Chapters One, complete double entry journal.
 (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

1.2       Complete Leadership Self-Assessment Quiz , pgs. 11 -12. (“Readiness for the Leadership Role”)

1.3              Read the Leadership Case Problem and answer questions, pgs. 24- 25.
(“Lucent Sees the Future in Networks”)

1.4              Review Lecture #1 (Introduction to Leadership) and complete a double
entry journal. (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

Module Two - Introduction to Leadership (cont.)

            Learning Objectives

  •  The student will be able to understand the Nature of Leadership

  •  The student will be able to assess leadership effectiveness

  •  The student will be able to identify and discuss the pitfalls of Leadership

Assignments - Due September 13, 2002

2.1              Complete Leadership Skill-building Exercise, pgs. 15 -16 (Identifying
Leadership Roles).

2.2              Review Lecture # 2  (“Pitfalls of Leadership”) and complete double entry journal.  
See reference on Double Entry Journals)

2.3              Personal Leadership Development Plan – Task #  2 (Leadership Defined)  

Module Three - Characteristics of Leadership

            Learning Objectives

  •   The student will be able to identify general and task-related traits that contribute to leadership effectiveness.

  •   The student will be able to recognize and assess key motives that contribute to leadership effectiveness.

  •  The student will be able to analyze the difference between leadership and management

            Assignments – Due September 20, 2002

3.1        Read chapters two and four - complete double entry journal for each.
(See reference on Double Entry Journals)

3.2            Review Lecture #3 on (“Leadership –vs.- Management”)

3.3            Complete Leadership Self Assessment, pgs. 41-42 (“Developing an
Internal Locus of Control”
) and participate in online discussion regarding assignment.

3.4            Complete Leadership Skill building Exercise, pg. 110 (“Clarifying your
Work Values”)

3.5            Personal Leadership Development Plan – Task # 3 (Leadership
Characteristics)

Module Four – Theories of Leadership

            Learning Objectives

  • The student will be able to research and assess various leadership theories

  • The student will be able to understand the complexities of leadership theories

 

           Assignments – Due September 27, 2002

4.1              Read chapter three and complete double entry journal for each. (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

4.2              Review web site article “Ethics, Character, and Authentic Transformation Leadership,” and complete double entry journal. http://cls.binghamton.edu/BassSteid.html.

4.3              Personal Leadership Development Plan – Task # 4

(Theories of Leadership)

Module Five – Theories of Leadership

            Learning Objectives

  • The student will be able to research and assess various leadership theories

  • The student will be able to understand the complexities of leadership theories

            Assignments – Due October 4, 2002

                                   5.1              Read chapter six and complete double entry  journal.
                                  
                                   5.2              Complete Leadership Self-Assessment, (Measuring
                                               Your Situational Perspective) pg. 160. 

                                    5.3             Complete Leadership Self Assessment, (Using a 
                                                Decision Tree to Select an Appropriate
                                                Leadership Style
) pg. 168, and participate in 
                                                online discussion regarding assignment.       

                                       5.4              Review Lecture # 5 (Theories of Leadership)
                                               

Module Six – Theories of Leadership
            Learning Objectives

  • The student will be able to research and assess various leadership theories

  • The student will be able to understand the complexities of leadership theories

             Assignments – Due October 11, 2002

6.1  Read Case Study “Gandhi both Won and Lost,” on Web Site http://www.leader-values.com

6.2  View film Ghandi (rent from video rental store)

6.3  Complete and submit Reflection Paper (see notes on Reflection Paper)

Module Seven – Leadership Styles

            Learning Objectives

  •  The student will be able to describe various leadership styles

  • The student will be able to identify and discuss gender differences in leadership style

  •  The student will be able to choose the appropiate leadership style for himself or herself.

            Assignments – Due October 18, 2002

7.1              Read Chapter seven, and complete a double entry journal. (See reference on
Double Entry Journals)

7.2              Complete Leadership Self-Assessment, pgs. 126-127 (What Style of
Leader are you or Would you Be?
).

7.3              Complete Leadership Self-Assessment, pg. 134 (What is your Propensity
for Taking Risks?
)

7.4              Review leadership case problem, pgs. 144-146 (Getting Northstar in the
Winning Mode
), and participate in online discussion to address questions.

7.5              Review Lecture # 7 and complete double entry journal. (See reference on Double
Entry Journals)

 

Module Eight – Leadership Skills

            Learning Objectives

  • The student will be able to identify and assess the following leadership skills

o       The student will learn the components of building an effective team

o       The student will learn the advantages and disadvantages of working in groups

o       The student will learn the components of effective motivation and coaching skills

o       The student will learn the components of effective problem solving skills

               Assignments – Due October 25, 2002

8.1  Read Chapter Nine, and Ten, and complete a double entry journal for each chapter. (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

8.2  Complete Leadership Skill –Building Exercise (Shelter for the Homeless) within
online group, pg.250

8.3  Complete Leadership Self Assessment ( My Approach to Motivating Others) pgs. 282 and 283

8.4   Personal Leadership Development Plan – Task # 8 (Leadership Skills)

Module Nine - Leadership Skills (Cont.) 

            Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe various leadership skills

o       The student will learn the components of creative problem solving, effective communication skills and conflict resolution

o       The student will understand how leaders influence others

o       The student will learn the components of developing and empowering leaders

 

           Assignments – Due November 1, 2002

9.1  Read Chapters eleven and twelve and complete a double entry journal for each. (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

9.2  Review Lecture # 9 and complete double entry journal. (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

9.3  Complete online group Leadership Skill Building Exercise, pg. 315

9.4  Personal Leadership Development Plan – Task # 9 (Leadership Skills). 

Module Ten -             Power, Politics, and Leadership

            Learning Objectives

  •  The student will be able to identify various types of power

  • The student will be able to pinpoint factors of organizational politics

  • The student will be able to identify and describe ethical and unethical political behaviors

  • The student will be able to discuss the impact of politics on leadership

            Assignments – Due November 8, 2002

10.1          Read Chapter Seven and complete a double entry journal. (See reference on
Double Entry Journals)

10.2          Complete Leadership Self- Assessment, (The Organizational Politics Questionnaire) pgs. 196-197

10.3          Review Leadership Case Study, (“Feuding in the Executive Suite at DaimlerChrysler”) pg. 363 and view film Crimson Tide (rent from video
store) and write Leadership Reflection Paper

 

Module Eleven - International and Culturally Diverse Aspects of Leadership

            Learning Objectives

  • The student will be able to describe how cultural factors, including values influence leadership practice

  • The student will be able to identify contributions of global leadership skills to leadership effectiveness

  • The student will be able to outline a plan for achieving leadership diversity

 

            Assignments - Due November 15, 2002

11.1          Read Chapter and complete a double entry journal. (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

11.2          Read Web Site - http://hbsworkingknowledge.hbs.edu/pubitem.jhtml
?id=2732&sid=0&pid=0&t=globalization
and complete double entry journal. (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

11.3          Personal Leadership Development Plan – Task #11 (Diversity in Leadership).

Module Twelve - The Future of Leadership and Leadership Development 

            Learning Objectives

  • The student will understand the nature of leadership development

  • The student will be able to describe a process for evaluating the outcomes of leadership development efforts

  • The student will be able to describe the nature of leadership succession

  • The student will be able to identify several traits, behaviors, and attitudes of successful followers

            Assignments – Due November 29, 2002

12.1          Read Chapter Fifteen and complete a double entry journal. (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

12.2          Complete Leadership Skill building Exercise,  (“The Followership Evaluation Form”) pg. 449

Review Web Site www.mapnp.org/library/ldr_dev/ldr_dev.htm , and complete double entry journal. (See reference on Double Entry Journals)

12.3          Personal Leadership Development Plan – Task #12 (Leadership Development).

 

 
Class Participation:

Students are required to participate in all interactive aspects of the course.  Students are expected to communicate with the instructor on a regular basis and check the course bulletin board frequently for announcements.  Students must actively participate in threaded discussion events.

            Students must also complete all readings and assignments on time.  If a student expects that an assignment will late, the student is responsible for notifying the instructor.  Late assignments will not receive full grading points.

Punctuality:
A statement of course milestones to keep the students on track in an asynchronous environment. 
Course Ground Rules
  •  Assignments will be uploaded each week, however, students must submit completed assignments within seven days of upload.

  • Students must learn to navigate in WebCT, and keep abreast of course announcements.  Students should also us assigned WebCT email addresses in regular communication.   All students should provide an additional web-based email address (yahoo, AOL, etc.) as a backup. 

  • Students should address technical problems immediately.

  • Students should observe course netiquette at all times.

  • Plagiarism, cheating, and any other form of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Guidelines for Communications
Email:
  • Include a subject line with your last name, the course number (LDSP 3000), an the course assignment or subject of the communication.

  • Be careful in the wording of your e-mails.

  • Use standard fonts of at least 12".

  • Respect the privacy of other class members.

  • Make sure you scan your e-mail and attachments for viruses.

  • In the event that the class server fails, students should provide an additional web-based email address (yahoo, AOL, etc.) as a backup.

Discussion Groups:
  •  The class discussion forum is required.  Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather 
    than starting a new topic.  

     

                   Netiquette:

    •  Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. 

    • Be respectful of others' ideas.

    • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks. 

    • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.

    • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.

    • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Chat:
  • Introduce yourself to the other learners in the chat session.
  • Be polite. Choose your words carefully. Do not use derogatory statements.
  • Be concise in responding to others in the chat session.
  • Be prepared to open the chat session at the scheduled time.
  • Be constructive in your comments and suggestion
Web Resources:

Library

The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in the Regents Degree Program. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading must be included in all courses. 

Students With Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the left to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.

Technical Support

Telephone Support:
 
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1-866-550-7637 (toll free)

or go to the AskRODP website at:

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