Course Syllabus

Graduate Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Series
A multi-session series run every other spring to bolster leadership skill development through interactive workshops on personality type and self-awareness, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, team dynamics, conflict management and negotiation, organizational leadership, as well as project and time management. The LEAD series will be offered in Spring 2020 and again in Spring 2022. Learning objectives for the leadership series are for students following the series to be able to:

  • Complete a personality type assessment
  • Identify areas of personal growth needed to improve leadership abilities
  • Describe various leadership roles necessary for organization to operate efficiently and ways in which leaders can effectively lead an organization
  • Utilize emotional self-awareness and positive interpersonal behaviors to effectively manage conflicts
  • Employ positive interpersonal behaviors and inclusive practices in team settings and leadership roles
  • Use strategic methods to effectively negotiate win-win agreements
  • Put into practice sound time and project management strategies with research and other professional projects
  • Develop a personal leadership vision statement and an individual leadership development plan to improve leadership skills needing attention


Registration for the series is required, as space is limited. The next Grad LEAD series will take place in Spring 2020. Participants in the series are expected to attend at least 75% the sessions and will receive a certificate of completion for meeting this attendance requirement. Registered participants will be added to the Grad LEAD Canvas site and will have access to workshop materials, including presentation slides.  

There will be no formal assessments during the series, however, participants will be asked to complete an evaluation survey following the series to provide feedback and to gauge quality of the session and whether learning objectives were achieved. Participants are required to complete an MBTI personality type assessment online (~45 minutes) prior to the first session. Participants will also be required to write a personal leadership vision statement and will receive peer feedback on this statement during the last class session. 

The 2020 Grad LEAD series runs from 12-1:30 PM Via Zoom (online) Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 24-April 7 and will  cover topics such as valuing type differences, self-awareness and personal leadership development; emotional intelligence, conflict management, and interpersonal skills; organizational leadership; strengths and leadership;  and negotiation. The series will feature internal and external speakers. 


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