APPL 584/DMPM 984 - Leaderhip in Faith-based Contexts
WITH dAN RUSSELL
TERM DATES: Sept 28 - DEC 4, 2020
3 CREDIT HOURS
Healthy leadership for women and men in faith-based contexts (church, agency, mission) is vital for organizational effectiveness, and is alternatively neglected, deified and debated. Servant leadership remains the model, yet must be informed and empowered by the best of “secular” corporate wisdom.
Drawing upon biblical theology, Christian ethics, and current leadership theory and practice, the student will have opportunity to reflect upon and deliberate leadership skills in their own context. Key issues reviewed will be fundamentals and tasks of leadership, the family systems context, change management, current issues in leadership, relevant emotional intelligence competencies, empowering team growth, and the character and spirituality of leadership.
To understand leadership theory and practice, including one’s personal leadership strengths and weaknesses, leading to more effective leadership in churches and faith-based organizations.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Employ an integrative approach towards social psychology, theology and leadership theory, providing the opportunity to understand specific leadership skills and formulate a faith-based leadership framework.
- Be able to discern healthy and dysfunctional patterns in leadership and group dynamics, consider their own capability and resources, and thus seek to grow and apply these principles in their own context, toward the ends of both organizational effectiveness and personal growth.
- Apply an understanding of Family Systems Theory, emotional intelligence competencies, change and transition theory, and general leadership practices to real life circumstances.
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