Appendix A - Courses

Leadership Studies

LEAD*6000 Foundations of Leadership S [0.50]
The course will enhance participants’ interpersonal competency, as well as their knowledge and understanding of the theory and research underlying the impact of team management and collaboration on the organization.
LEAD*6100 Theories of Leadership F [0.50]
This course traces the development of the concept of leadership. Through the interplay of theory and practical application, participants will gain a deeper appreciation for the requirements, responsibilities, and consequences of effective leadership.
LEAD*6200 Leadership of Organizational Change F [0.50]
This course studies the role of leadership in the management of change within an organization and the changes required of management. The course examines the development of trust, the building of organizational loyalty, and motivation and inspiring of high performance teams.
LEAD*6300 Role of the Leader in Decision-Making W [0.50]
The role of the leader in decision-making is explored through the study of the rational model for decision-making, human biases, creativity, and risk and uncertainty in decision-making. The course will also examine ethical issues and group decision-making.
LEAD*6400 Research Methods for Decision-Making W [0.50]
The course will explore both quantitative and qualitative techniques used in the analysis of research results from a variety of sources (surveys, government statistics, in-depth interview, focus groups and program evaluation results). Case studies will be used to demonstrate the application of multiple research methods.
LEAD*6500 Ethics in Leadership F [0.50]
Issues in the use and application of ethical standards by leaders are explored through examples from history, current events, novels, films and television. Relevant theory is applied to leadership examples to help students develop an ethical framework for the exercise of leadership skills.
LEAD*6720 Politics of Organizations F [0.50]
This elective course reviews a variety of theories and models that help to explain the behavioural underpinnings that influence and shape management and leadership processes within organizations. Examples from history and current events are explored to illustrate theory.
LEAD*6740 Coaching and Developing Others F [0.50]
This course will provide student with an opportunity to design developmental plans fro direct reports, assess their coaching skills, and develop their coaching skills to support the development of others.
Restriction(s): Executive programs students only.
LEAD*6800 Personal Skill Self-Assessment S [0.50]
Using the "Basis of Competence" model, this course examines personal skills in four areas: Managing Self, Communicating, Managing People and Tasks, and Mobilizing Innovation and Change. The skills required to make smooth transitions from one job to another in a dynamic workplace will be explored.
LEAD*6900 Major Research Project W-S [1.00]
This course involves a directed research project leading to a referenced, professional report on a leadership problem or issue. Completion of this course will require formal presentation on the research, analysis, evaluation and recommendations to faculty and students.
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1