The College’s Business and Organizational Leadership program recently announced an evening course in leadership, which is open to the greater community. The course, “Leadership Theory and Practice, (ORG 280)” can be taken for credit or audited. The course begins January 2017, meeting Thursday nights from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
“Leadership education from Brevard College can help one build skills, increase knowledge and prepare for career advancement,” said Dr. Steve Woodsmall, BORG assistant professor and coordinator of the new program. “Completion of this course is an ideal way to update a previously completed degree or to jump start a new degree.”
The focus of the course is on effective leadership practices that can be applied to any scenario: personal, professional or social. Case studies, self-assessments, observational exercises, and reflection worksheets are used to illustrate and examine these practices and develop a plan to become a more effective leader. Participants completing the course will be able to:
- Explain what it takes to be a leader.
- Discuss perspectives on leadership, including theory, practice, styles, and models.
- Develop a dynamic personal philosophy of what leadership means.
- Demonstrate critical thinking through oral and written communication skills.
- Self-assess one’s own leadership style and preferences.
- Examine behaviors of leaders in one’s life experiences.
- Identify actions to become more effective as a leader.
Costs for the course are $100 per credit hour plus textbook cost to audit the course or a for-credit option at the catalog tuition rate. Interested students or community members should contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org for application instructions.