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Leadership Culture

EDU 385

Leadership Culture

EDU 385

Course Description

Prerequisite: ED 384 and one year Delta College employment. Prepares Delta College employees to enhance their responsibilities by understanding, developing, and demonstrating their leadership skills and abilities. Practices leadership activities in College or community. Explores the focus on worklife contributions within the learning centered organization. Credit may be earned in ED 385 or EDU 385 but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Define characteristics of great leadership and recognize ways that this knowledge can be applied in the workplace.

Objectives:

  • Review College values and consider how we use them in our daily worklife.
  • Consider various leadership styles and their impact on motivation and performance.
  • Describe servant leadership and empowerment.
  • Employ effective communication skills, such as empathetic listening, problem solving, and clarifying feedback.

Practice and apply leadership tools.

Objectives:

  • Practice meeting facilitation and presentation.
  • Demonstrate use of Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • Practice goal setting.
  • Explore Learning Café, Appreciative Inquiry, and other collaborative meeting strategies.
  • Discuss strategic planning and AQIP processes.

Discuss the elements of a learning organization.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the disciplines of systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, and team learning.
  • Describe the benefit of collaborative problem-solving.
  • Increase the use of personal strengths in worklife and the contribution of those strengths to the team.

Apply knowledge and skills attained by serving the College and its communities in a leadership role.

Objectives:

  • Select an organization or committee (College or community) and participate in its work.
  • Explain your participation, citing aspects of your leadership.

Explain the importance of continuous professional growth in leadership.

Objectives:

  • Continue development of the employee’s portfolio.
  • Present portfolio for review.
  • Participate in a program post-assessment or exit interview to communicate goals for continued professional growth.