Leadership (LEAD)

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[1] Graduate Courses in Leadership (LEAD)

6320 COUNSELING THEORY IN K-20 EDUCATION This course will introduce theories that involve human development, learning, identity development, career development, personality, behavior, and leadership within organizations. This course is designed to introduce candidates to theories basic to student services in the K-20 education setting. Specific focus is also given to the application of theory in various educational setting and will include current trends and issues. This course will integrate theory and practice in the development of basic helping skills in student services as well as an advocate for student success in school and life.

6321 RESEARCH METHODS This course is designed to teach principles of scientific inquiry, methods and techniques of research, research tools and techniques, research proposals, and the interpretation and critique of research in professional literature. Within this framework, students will examine both quantitative and qualitative designs as they apply to issues within higher education. The course supports the development of individual research as well as team based research projects.

6330 INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING IN THE K-20 EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT The course will address the core assumption and underlying beliefs that impact the counseling roles that are central to the K-20 education setting. This course focuses on the “helping” role of counseling. Specific goals are to develop knowledge and skills that are necessary for student service practitioners. This course is required for candidates enrolled in the College Student Personnel and Administrative Service and School Counseling programs.

8352 ADVANCED STUDY OF SCHOOL LAW The course examines the various educational, civil, and criminal laws impacting the school-community setting. Special emphasis will be placed on the state and federal laws influencing the school-community educational setting, as well as the state and federal judicial rulings affecting the school-community setting. Furthermore, special emphasis will focus on the interplay of state/federal laws and state/federal judicial rulings.

8361 LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL CHANGE INQUIRY The first course in the Leadership and Change concentration introduces the student to the scholar-practitioner model and to the fields of leadership, social change, and academic research. Students will engage critical thinking and critical reading to analyze literature and develop their skills as academic researchers and writers. They will survey leadership across multiple sectors and develop an understanding for how research can be leveraged to address social issues and change. They will adopt and develop the dispositions necessary for doctoral students conducting research and inquiry into relevant change issues.

8363 COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT AND LEADERSHIP APPROACHES This course provides students a survey of leadership theories from the leader-centric to the collective. Students will explore how leadership theories guide and inform practice and research inquiry committed to human and community capabilities and empowerment. Discussion topics include trait, behavioral, human resource, and collective leadership theories; wicked problems/adaptive challenges, human capabilities approach, human and community functioning, locus of control, and empowerment.

8365 LEADER IDENTITY AND EXPERTISE DEVELOPMENT Leadership Identity and Expertise Development explores theories and research related to leader and leadership development. The course emphasizes the inter- and intrapersonal attributes/factors that cultivate leader identity orientation, claiming, and granting and the influence of experience and context on leader and leadership identity and expertise development.

8367 COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES In this course, students will be introduced to a transformative leadership philosophy required for navigating “volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity” (VUCA) quandaries and leading and investigating resilience within communities. Students will explore agile leadership: the roles of mindfulness–cultivating mental agility; inquiring mindsets–inviting creativity through broader and deeper perspectives; inclusivity–generating collective genius and impact through collective leadership. Other discussion topics include agility leadership, “zooming in and out,” deep listening, humble inquiry, social networks, eco-structural leadership.

8369 LEADING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT In this course, students encounter the theory and practice of analyzing, evaluating and developing change in leadership and organizations in multiple contexts. Students will conduct an organizational analysis to target a challenge or growth opportunity. Using current literature, change models and development theory, students will complete a leadership development project and implement another in a selected organization to affect transformational change. Projects are integrated into a final presentation for publication or conference proceedings.

8370 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP This course surveys the emergence of philanthrocapitalism, social ventures, enterprises, and social entrepreneurship as approaches to addressing challenging social, economic, and environmental problems. In this course, students act as change agents from business, community, education, and non-profit organizations and learn how cooperative and networked leadership is leveraged. The students will explore how to create socially responsive organizations, education programs, businesses, non-government agencies, using entrepreneurial mindsets to meet challenging social issues.

8372 GENERATIVE LEADERSHIP: INNOVATION AND VALUE-CREATION The future of leadership and organizations lies in the ability to break from dominant paradigms and past successes to reimagine, reinvent, and originate new solutions and paths forward. In this course, students will learn of the systems that support innovation; cultures that breed creativity; leadership that empowers, mobilizes, and generates new possibilities; processes that unlock potential and research that discovers new approaches to wicked problems. The course extends beyond the theory and practice of leading change (Lead 8369) through the development and practice of generative leadership. Students will encounter self-leadership, imaginative mindsets, creative cultures, and tailor principles and processes of innovation in a unique application for a final project.