Featured Courses in Leadership and Well-Being
Classes Complement Any Major on Campus
NCLC 375-004 Applied Leadership Context/Practice (3 CR)
Thursday 4:30 – 7:10
Rob Holder, Instructor
This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of leadership applications across a multitude of sectors (Business, Government, Non-government, Military and Non profit). Through the use of case studies, guest speakers and role playing, we will break down the various aspects of leadership under numerous contexts and situations. We will apply the Strengths Based Leadership principles and Positive Psychology to gain a true and complete understanding of the type of leader you are and how to best use your talents and strengths in numerous leadership situations. In class written and oral presentations will be used to allow you to grow out of your “comfort zone” and take on new challenges that best compliment those hidden yet to be discovered leadership traits. The class is high energy and very interactive. Come prepared to uncover the LEADER within you.
Questions central to the investigation of leadership as examined in this course will be :
What is leadership?
What are the elements of leadership?
What is the purpose of leadership?
Are leaders born or made?
What influences leadership?
How do gender, culture, power, and authority relate to leadership?
At the conclusion of this course, you should have a firm understanding of the nature of leadership. You should also be able to explain your current leadership style and goals and how these fit into leadership studies more broadly.
NCLC 475, Section 1 (3 CR)
Well-Being Science in Action
Fall Semester 2012
Instructor: Dr. Nance Lucas
This is both an informative and experiential courses in which students explore the science behind building a meaningful life, cultivating positive relationships, experiencing positive emotions, and achieving higher levels of work and life satisfaction. Students will explore the question throughout the semester: What is well-being? A growing body of research shows that individuals can learn how to create a fulfilling life. This interactive course will draw on psychology, philosophy, economics, leadership studies, and medical science. Students will learn well-being measurements and tools proven to increase levels of well-being and happiness with the goal of achieving and sustaining well-being in all areas of life – personal, professional, and in relationships. Through application of course concepts, students will explore the intersection between personal well-being and organizational/community well-being.
June 26, 2012