This course explores the relationship between leadership and ethics. Beyond just an examination of ethical systems and ethical issues, this course attempts to understand the ways in which ethics is central to the very act and process of leadership. In addition, this course reflects the commitment of the MSLS Program to seek ways of finding meaningful application of course content to the personal and professional lives of its students. To accomplish this, several methods and sources of inquiry will be used.
First of all, the content of the course will involve exposure to some of the major historical ethical systems as well as principles derived from a biblical model of ethics that can inform the development of a personal ethical perspective. Secondly, students will learn how to analyze organizational/personal ethical dilemmas by using various ethical decision-making models. Thirdly, students will investigate the extent to which the leadership process, particularly the leader-follower relationship, includes a variety of ethical issues and what the implications of those ethical issues are in terms of leadership character, attitudes and behaviors.
As part of this course process, students will re-examine various leadership models previously studied to determine their "congruence” with ethical behaviors. An important emphasis is the understanding and application of biblical principles of leadership ethics to personal and organizational decision-making. As a result, students have the opportunity to develop more effective ethical decision-making skills.
This course explores the relationship between leadership and ethics. Beyond just an examination of ethical systems and ethical issues, this course attempts to understand the ways in which ethics is central to the very act and process of leadership. In addition, this course reflects the commitment of the MSLS Program to seek ways of finding meaningful application of course content to the personal and professional lives of its students. To accomplish this, several methods and sources of inquiry will be used.
First of all, the content of the course will involve exposure to some of the major historical ethical systems as well as principles derived from a biblical model of ethics that can inform the development of a personal ethical perspective. Secondly, students will learn how to analyze organizational/personal ethical dilemmas by using various ethical decision-making models. Thirdly, students will investigate the extent to which the leadership process, particularly the leader-follower relationship, includes a variety of ethical issues and what the implications of those ethical issues are in terms of leadership character, attitudes and behaviors.
As part of this course process, students will re-examine various leadership models previously studied to determine their "congruence” with ethical behaviors. An important emphasis is the understanding and application of biblical principles of leadership ethics to personal and organizational decision-making. As a result, students have the opportunity to develop more effective ethical decision-making skills.

Project Management is becoming a sought after leadership competency. This course will endeavor to give leaders a thorough introduction to the processes involved in executing a well-crafted project. It will be a course that instructs non-project managers in the art and science of Project Management.

 

The course will combine classic texts in technical Project Management with more contemporary, practical texts geared for unofficial project managers. It will highlight the major frameworks connected to the Project Management body of knowledge, specifically the main framework of: initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring the project, and closing the project. In addition, the course will examine the intersection of leadership principles and Project Management. Finally, the course will present ideas in order to integrate a Christian worldview with the discipline of Project Management.

 

The major project for this course will be the creation of a Project Management Plan that can be implemented within a student’s organization, integrating components from the Project Management Processes.


To help nonprofit organizations be successful in achieving their missions, board members must understand their responsibilities, be prepared to ask tough questions, and make difficult decisions. This course provides nonprofit leaders with the ability to build a strong partnership with board members, to recognize the importance of finding and developing an active and committed board, and to assess board performance. In addition, a Biblical perspective on governance and oversight will help nonprofit leaders work with their board in a godly, Kingdom-building way.