Foundations of Leadership   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

MAL 6001 - Foundations of Leadership

This course will focus on leadership as an integrative discipline and examine leadership as both a role and a choice. Students will gain basic fluency in the theory and practice of leadership grounded in the NOLS Leadership Model. Through a comprehensive and historical review of leadership theory, students will explore, both experientially and conceptually, the different approaches to leadership and the opportunities, challenges, and rewards of each approach. Special emphasis will be given to the theory and practice of emotional intelligence. Each student will also examine the native and acquired qualities and attributes that constitute their own unique approach or "Signature Style" as an emerging and evolving leader demonstrated on expedition, the cohort and online learning community, and in personal and professional domains. As a foundational course, the focus is on intrapersonal and interpersonal leadership. 3 credit(s)