Theories of Leadership and Christian Praxis

SMP3713HS  L0101
Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examination of different theories of leadership concentrating on four models (transformational leadership, authentic leadership, collegial leadership, and servant leadership). It will explore the strengths and weaknesses of each model and how to apply them to Christian praxis. The course will also teach students how to formulate and sustain organizational vision and mission. The goal of the course is to help students develop leadership and management skills needed in different pastoral, educational, and ministerial settings. As a course in practical theology, the course will help students to develop some creative approaches to leadership needed for building effective and dynamic faith communities with clearly defined realistic goals. It will also offer students the needed leadership qualities for realizing organizational mission through collaborative, co-operative, and participatory practices.  This is a course in Christian discipleship and stewardship using tools from theology and the social sciences.
Teaching methods: Lectures, tutorials, seminars, weekly readings, field research.
Means of evaluation: Class participation (10%), reflection paper (20%), seminar presentation (30%), final report from field work within a chosen pastoral, educational, or professional setting (40%).

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 06/26 · Ends: 08/21
Schedule Notes: 9 weekly 3-hour meetings on Tuesdays
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - July 10, 2012.

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