BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ADMN-150 - Leadership and Problem Solving - 3.00 Credits

ADMN-150 - Leadership and Problem Solving - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
An introduction to the contemporary theories of leadership styles, problem-solving, conflict resolution techniques and decision-making processes that come into play in Aboriginal communities. We will also explore the various traditional First Nations leadership styles that are coming back into play in Aboriginal communities. This course provides an opportunity to learn, experience, develop and enhance the participant's knowledge and skills that are necessary to become effective Aboriginal community leaders and community workers. This course is based on these guiding principles: Healthy People Make Healthy Communities. Highly Effective People Make Highly Effective Leaders. Through the use of Stephen R. Covey's books The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Principle Centered Leadership (PCL), we will study the various paradigm shifts and habits that are necessary to become highly effective people and highly effective leaders.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission
    Transferability: / BCOU Individual Assessment
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    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 and define the various contemporary leadership qualities;

  • demonstrate an ability to use the problem solving cycle, mediation and conflict resolution methodologies to resolve group conflict and decision making, to understand group dynamics;

  • demonstrate how to apply the 7 habits of highly effective people; and

  • demonstrate how to apply the principles centered approach (PCL) to leadership.
  • Text and Materials: 1. Covey, Stephen R. Principle Centered Leadership.
    2. Covey, Stephen R. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: DEADLINES
    All assignments are to be handed in by the commencement of class on the due date. Late assignments will be assessed a 5% per day penalty. Assignments not submitted by the start of class following the due date will not be accepted.

    Every effort should be made to have assignments in on the due date. Assignments will not be graded after the due date without written extension agreements negotiated between student and instructor. If you know that you will be unable to hand your assignment in on time, you should discuss it with your instructor at least one week in advance of the due date. Extensions are only given in compelling circumstances.

    Students who do not complete all assignments will be awarded a grade of “DNC” for the course.

    Students wishing clarification about grading of specific assignments or any student dissatisfied with an assigned grade should first discuss the matter with the instructor. If asked to do so the instructor may review the assignment and determine whether the grade should remain the same. If after the review, the student remains dissatisfied the student may continue the appeal process as specified in the NVIT Program Calendar.

    Papers should be typewritten if possible. Papers with illegible writing will not be graded. Papers should be completed on 8 ½ x 11-inch white or recycled paper and secured with a single staple in the upper left-hand corner.

    Attendance at lectures is critical because much information on the various topical areas, as well the assignments is disseminated in class. Lack of attendance will definitely be reflected in your overall grade. Students are expected to excuse their absences, in advance of the class, through other students or the instructor.

    Education Council approved September 2000.