BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECL-164 - Respectful Leadership I - 3.00 Credits

AECL-164 - Respectful Leadership I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Professional Interactions provides an opportunity for learners to develop skills related to active listening, reflection, self-challenge, and appropriate self-disclosure. Furthermore, learners will develop skills in showing appreciation for and enjoyment of others as well as being patient and professional. Learners will be expected to articulate their personal values and assess their own strengths and weaknesses as well as explore giving and receiving constructive criticism. In addition, setting personal limits, exploring growth and change, and developing skills in self-care are covered.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : Admission to the program.
    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:
  • Discuss ways to resolve issues or conflicts arising from diverse perspectives and experiences.

  • Describe ways to support positive personal self-esteem for all staff members.

  • Describe how to share resources and provide current information for other service providers or agencies regarding childcare services.

  • Create professional and personal boundaries and recognize the symptoms of "burn out".

  • Explore ways to reflect on and evaluate professional practice on an on-going basis using the ECEBC Code of Ethics.

  • Develop and implement a personal professional development plan, identifying achievable, realistic, and appropriate short- and long-term goals. Discuss how to review and revise this plan.

  • Invite input and assessment by colleagues/others.

  • Recognize and include personal wellness as a component of a personal professional development plan.

  • Explain the importance of using professionalism in both written and oral communication.

  • Explain the importance of contributing to the identification and resolution of public policy issues that affect the child care profession.

  • Develop effective communication skills for use in interacting with children, families, and co-workers.

  • Discuss the importance of contributing to, and participating in, professional and other child care related organizations.

  • Share personal/professional development experiences with colleagues in an open and respectful manner.

  • Describe ways of modeling good practice with colleagues, students and volunteers.

  • Articulate the need to participate in developing and delivering quality, accessible, and affordable professional development resources and activities.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of diversity in the team.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the team in developing and/or promoting changes in service philosophy, policies, and procedures to improve the quality of service.

  • Indicate the importance of sharing responsibility with the team for consistent implementation of service philosophy, policies, and procedures which guide practice.

  • Indicate the importance of working within the expectations and guidelines established in job descriptions, policies, procedures, and codes of conduct.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and ability to use, appropriate decision-making processes; including, consensus building and conflict resolution.

  • Explain how to contribute to a work environment where individual differences, strengths, and weaknesses are acknowledged and respected.

  • Reflect on and clarify personal values and biases and discuss the impact of these values and biases on professional practice. Discuss the importance of diversity in the team.

  • Discuss way to respond to allegations of misconduct by staff or others working within the program.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain support for the health and well-being of the team.

  • Discuss the appropriate and effective use of verbal, non verbal, alternate and written communication.

  • Describe how to use communication across cultures and in another language when possible.

  • Recognize a wide range of individual communication styles and discuss how to appropriately respond to them.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Roy, Berko M., and Et Al. Connecting a Culture-Sensitive Approach to Interpersonal Communication. Current Edition. Toronto, Ont. Harcourt, Brace and Co.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 31, 2012.