LDST 381. Survey of Leadership Theory and Application. 3 Hours S.

A survey and application of leadership theories and communication skills will enhance students' development of expertise in assessing organizations, identifying systems issues, and facilitating organization- and system-wide improvement in a variety of workplaces. Traditional approaches to leading, organizing, and communicating are contrasted with emerging approaches that promote sensitivity to diverse organizational cultures, populations, and challenges. Through examination of theoretical perspectives, the student will develop an ability to integrate the contributions of different points of view and ways of thinking crucial to accurately assess, design and lead high performing teams and organizations in a dynamic world. LEC.