LEAD 547. Communication and Leadership. (2 Credits)

Exposes students to the dynamics of communication in relation to leadership in contemporary contexts. In particular, communication concepts and best-practice will be applied to the tasks of leadership such as communicating vision, leading teams, intercepting entropy, and other challenges of organizational leadership.

LEAD 556. Foundations of Leadership. (4 Credits)

Provides a foundation for understanding macro, mezzo, and micro levels of leadership. Includes a theological grounding of leadership and an overview of key leader and leadership theories and models that span different contexts and cultures. Students will assess their own competency at each level of leadership and then create a development plan for growth.

LEAD 557. Global Leadership. (4 Credits)

In various ways, culture affects the shaping of identity, formation, and mission of people and organizations. In this course, students will learn to exegete organizational culture in order to identify helpful leadership approaches around organizational alignment, strategic planning, and boundary spanning that can support the growth and sustainability of global organizations. Students will use a similar process to evaluate their own cultural contexts and mental modes of leadership in light of the gospel.

LEAD 558. Personal Leadership and Ethics. (4 Credits)

Examines the biblical, theoretical, and practical foundations for personal leadership. Specific areas of focus will include leader capacity and capability, justice and forgiveness, leadership style, stages of development over the life cycle, spiritual disciplines, personal witness, and building support networks. The course encourages reflection on the ethical considerations of power, conflict management, and personal concerns for integrity and personal health.

LEAD 573. Qualitative Research Methods. (2 Credits)

Equips students with the rationale and methodology of qualitative research, with an emphasis on the application of qualitative methods to a specific context through research proposals.

LEAD 662. Developing Diverse People in Multicultural Teams. (2 Credits)

Explores concepts and skills needed for socially responsible and ethical leadership of multicultural teams. Topics covered include developing and coaching others cross-culturally, leading virtual teams, creating inclusive teams and organizations, appreciating and capitalizing on cultural diversity, and creative problem solving and conflict resolution. Prerequisite: INTR 561.

LEAD 663. Guiding Organizational Innovation and Change. (2 Credits)

Explores the theological, theoretical, practical, and contextual aspects of cultivating innovation, designing organizations for agility, and leading change in organizations. Attention will be given to managing uncertainty and conflict, awareness of power dynamics, and leader and organization adaptability.

LEAD 692. Special Topics in Leadership. (2 Credits)

Courses to provide opportunity for students to study a concept or topic in greater depth, or to explore a specialized topic and its relationship to leadership. Topics will vary and will be determined by department faculty members.

LEAD 693. Capstone. (2 Credits)

In-depth exploration of current issues in global leadership. Seminar integrates core content from the Global Leadership degree in an integrative comprehensive paper. Prerequistes: LEAD 547, 556, 557, 558, 573, 662, 663, and INTR 561. Graded pass/fail.

LEAD 694. Special Topics in Leadership. (4 Credits)

Courses to provide opportunity for students to study a concept or topic in greater depth, or to explore a specialized topic and its relationship to leadership. Topics will vary and will be determined by department faculty members.

LEAD 695. Independent Study. (1 to 4 Credits)

LEAD 696. Internship. (2 or 4 Credits)