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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MGT 230 - Dynamics of Leadership

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Overview of the theoretical and applied foundations of leadership. The theoretical component includes the historical and contemporary theories and models of leadership, effective followership, multiculturalism, and ethics. The applied component includes the importance and use of vision and mission, inclusive leadership practices, responding to change, developing a personal philosophy of leadership, and creating a personal profile of strengths and assets. Communication and facilitation skills will be practiced with the completion of a leadership project.

Information: Same as STU 230  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss changes in leadership theories and models over time.
  2. Summarize a personal definition, philosophy, and profile of skills, characteristics, and support structures and processes for dynamic leadership.
  3. Express the significance of vision and mission in facilitating strategic planning as a leader.
  4. Identify aspects of effective teamwork and followership, including the integration of multiculturalism in leadership, group dynamics, and conflict resolution.
  5. Devise ways to lead strategically in complex systems, responding to numerous changes with associated strategies that foster ethical practices and inclusivity. 
  6. Practice communication, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  7. Design and apply leadership skills through completing a comprehensive project.

  1. Changes in Leadership Theories and Models
    1. Historical theories and models
    2. Great leadership thinkers and their influence on the philosophy and practice of leadership
    3. Current/emerging theories and models
  2. Personal Definition, Philosophy, and Profile
    1. Creation of personal profile with strengths, assets, philosophy, and style
    2. Importance of life balance, wellness, and support networks in renewal processes
  3. Strategic Planning, Vision, and Mission
    1. Decision making, delegating, accountability, and evaluation of effort and impact
    2. Goal setting and motivation
    3. Importance and use of mission and vision statements and personal and organizational values
  4. Team Building, Followership, and Multiculturalism
    1. Stages and elements of group development and dynamics
    2. Cultivating effective followership and overcoming barriers to teamwork
    3. Nature and resolution of conflict      
    4. Diversity, multicultural leadership models, and impact on leadership and followership   
      1. behaviors              
  5. Complex Systems, Change, and Ethics
    1. Nature of complex systems and productive leadership behaviors
    2. Responding to change, chaos, and resistance through creativity and renewal
    3. Ethical decision-making models and individual responsibility
    4. Inclusive leadership practices
  1. Communication, Presentation, and Facilitation Skills
    1. Oral and written communication
    2. Facilitating positive presentations, group discussions, and meetings, utilizing technology as              
      1. applicable              
  2. Designing and Completing a Leadership Project
    1. Impact of community service, volunteerism, and service learning
    2. Practicing leadership skills
    3. Evaluate impact, effort, and effectiveness through appropriate measures

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021-2022