Leadership and Ethics Across Disciplines (LEAD)
M. Patrick Cottrell, Ph.D.
Virlena Crosley, D.B.A.
The LEAD minor draws from different disciplines—arts and humanities, social sciences, business—to help students develop versatile skills that will help them adapt to, and shape, the world of tomorrow.
Leadership is a values-driven, collaborative process defined by human interaction across a variety of contexts, from the personal to the professional and from the local to the global. The LEAD minor recognizes that although not everybody will readily identify as a leader, most will be confronted with ethical challenges and complicated problems, need to work well with people from a variety of different backgrounds, and require cross-disciplinary skills to thrive under conditions of complexity and uncertainty.
LEAD 250 LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS ACROSS DISCIPLINES (ALSO LISTED AS POLS 250) (4 credits)
Exploration of leadership and ethics across disciplines. Identify core facets of leadership from different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Evaluate what it means to lead with integrity, compassion, and ethics in different contexts. Activities may include: leadership self-assessment, seminars with guest speakers, skills-training, and self-reflection.
(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)
LEAD 490 LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS ACROSS DISCIPLINES (1 credit)
Capstone course for LEAD minors. Students reflect on and respond to prompts related to their personal leadership style, how they have applied it to a variety of situations, and how they plan to continue their growth in the future. Portfolio construction and presentation designed to document skill development and translate into professional settings.
Prerequisites: All LEAD minor requirements must be completed or in progress