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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LPS 3000 Foundations of Leadership

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to leadership by focusing on what it means to be an effective leader. It provides a broad understanding of the history of leadership, theoretical approaches to leadership, and ethical and practical issues facing contemporary leaders.  The course will examine topics such as:  understanding the relationship between leadership, culture, and diversity; recognizing leadership traits; engaging people’s strengths; building effective and inclusive teams; developing leadership skills in self and others; establishing a constructive climate; initiating and adjusting to change; and, negotiating conflict.  Course participants will assess their leadership traits and skills as well as identify means to improve their own leadership performance.