BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AGLP-151 - Leadership Concepts and Theories - 3.00 Credits

AGLP-151 - Leadership Concepts and Theories - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
In this course, learners will reflect on their current leadership style and explore other Indigenous leadership concepts and models. Learners will develop an understanding of interpersonal and group dynamics, and how they impact organizational effectiveness. Learners will also explore individual values and principles and their definitions. A focus on various organization models will be examined to better understand the difference between First Nations administration/management and governance leadership.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Certificate Term 1
  • Prerequisites : English 12, English 12 First Peoples, ENGL 060, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Identify personal learning methods and how to be an effective life-long learner (formal and informal learning), and establish the tools to support learning success throughout the program (e.g., goal planning and setting,, resiliency, stress management, journaling, Meyers Briggs testing);
  • establish individual values and principles and their definitions, significant related beliefs, and identify related behaviors (current and aspired values) to align and support the integrity of their own personal leadership practice;
  • demonstrate an understanding of leadership concepts and models and apply concepts to their personal leadership styles (current and future);
  • demonstrate an understanding that leaders need to be developed and supported at all levels in society, organizations, and governments;
  • demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal and group dynamics;
  • undertake research to identify Aboriginal leadership challenges, and propose potential solutions;
  • demonstrate an understanding of how various leadership styles affect organizations, their purpose, and their effectiveness;
  • demonstrate an understanding of organizational models (i.e., governments, not-for-profits/for profit organizations) and understand the difference between First Nations administration/management, and governance/leadership; and
  • research leadership succession planning and understand the role of leadership succession training for Aboriginal communities and organizations.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Northouse, P. G. Leadership: Theory and Practice. Current Edition, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publishing Inc.
  • Kouzes, J. & Pozner, B.The Leadership Challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations. Current Edition, San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass
  • Gorton, R. & Alston, J.LSchool leadership and administration: Important concepts, case studies and simulations. Current Edition, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved April 30, 2014.