Leadership in Society
What is leadership? What does it take to be a great leader? When you think of leadership, who comes to mind? Al Gore? Hilary Clinton? Craig Keilburger? Stephen Lewis? The captain of your high school softball team? Perhaps it's you. If not, it could be. Leaders are made, not born. In this course, you will develop a greater understanding of the leadership roles you can play in society by seeking out volunteer opportunities and learning to be leaders within your communities. By exploring various types of leadership and discussing the benefits and challenges of each, you will learn to think more critically about how you want to focus your community activities and function as leaders. Finally, you will enhance your communication skills, advocacy and leadership skills by becoming active through community service in your communities. Through study and practical work experience you will understand how you can affect positive social change. That change can be on campus in your neighbourhoods, in your future workplaces or in the greater community. Everyone can learn to be a leader and "Leadership in Society" will enable students to take that first step towards making a difference.
Co-requisite: EAC149 or EAC150
One general education credit: Social Science
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:? Develop a personal definition of leadership
? Explain the differences between a value and a belief and understand how they effect one?s own philosophy of leadership
? Define the term leadership as it relates to community development and social change
? Discuss the similarities and differences between ethics and morals to integrate them into one?s personal view of leadership
? Define and describe the social change and social justice models of leadership and apply them to his/her own volunteer/leadership positions
? Understand and apply the principles of community building to affect change within a community
? Define the terms oppression and diversity and understand their influence on community development
? Define the terms agent and target group in order to understand his/her personal place within each group
? Explain the concept of transition and change within the context of the community
? Use various transition theories and theories for change to develop strategies and means to facilitate change within a group or community
? Define the term civic engagement and explain its relevance to personal leadership goals
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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2008
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