edl500 | Graduate

Personal Leadership

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This course focuses on developing a personal philosophy of leadership. Students engage in self-assessment activities that reveal how individual values and beliefs directly influence personal leadership. Students examine their own organization and stakeholders who may play a role in their journey in school leadership. Aspects of effective communication are addressed. Students explore contemporary leadership theorists and popular beliefs behind organizations and school systems that will help build a foundation for personal growth.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Personal Leadership in Practice

    • Explore various pathways of teacher leadership.
    • Examine the personal leadership practice of long-term and short-term goal setting.
    • Describe effective communication practices for leaders.
    • Apply personal strengths to improve communication practices.

    The Teacher Leader's Role in Capacity Building

    • Analyze the influence that distributive leadership has on teams.
    • Define capacity building.
    • Examine the roles that teacher leaders play in capacity building.
    • Evaluate the practice of distributive leadership as it pertains to capacity building.

    Personal Leadership

    • Examine personal rationale for being a teacher leader.
    • Analyze characteristics of effective teacher leaders.
    • Describe the concept of self leadership.

    Personal Leadership Styles and Strengths

    • Analyze personal strengths and their implications for leadership practices.
    • Examine the value of working from one’s strengths.
    • Identify ways in which personal strengths influence leadership style.
    • Determine how strength-based leadership can support a community of practice.

    The Context of Teacher Leadership

    • Describe reciprocal influences between stakeholders, organizations, and teacher leaders.
    • Differentiate between macro and micro politics in schools
    • Analyze the implicit and explicit power dynamics in a school.
    • Examine ways in which teacher leaders can utilize their understanding of a school’s dynamics to influence change.

    Contemporary Theories of Leadership

    • Explore recent research regarding the aspects of leadership.
    • Compare and contrast theories of leadership.
    • Distinguish between transformational and transactional leadership.
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