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Integrated Learning

LDRS 201: Introduction to Leadership (2 credit hours)
. Students learn what it means to be a servant leader from a Christian perspective, and they learn by reading, reflecting, and doing.

"The class was very rewarding and I recommend every student take it. It will help students learn so much that is crucial to know about themselves at this age." -- Meredith Faas.

LDRS 231: Entrepreneurial Leadership (4 credit hours) Students learn the process of starting a for-profit or non-profit business, and they learn by reading, reflecting, and doing.

"The entrepreneurial class was an experience like no other.  It was something that was different than any other being that it was a class designed around the idea of creating something and growing it. Instead of doing typical textbook learning, and typical classroom lectures, this class’ main idea seemed to be finding the entrepreneur in you." -- Russell Fyfe

LDRS 291: Leadership and Service I (2 credit hours) Students learn about four perspectives of change: Telling, Forcing, Participating and Transcending and reflect on how they will change the world.

LDRS 391: Leadership and Service II (2 credit hours) Students take one more step toward changing the world by applying change strategies and engaging in a consulting project for a local organization.

LDRS 399: Internship (4 credit hours). Students deepen their emotional, social, organizational, and cultural intelligence, and sense of calling by integrating work (12 hrs/week), reading, and reflecting.

  • NOTE: Students can petition the CFL director to fulfill the LDRS 399 course requirement through The Philadelphia Center (or Chicago Semester, or other Hope approved program) if the following conditions are met: (i) students receive permission from the CFL director; (ii) students complete additional readings and papers normally assigned in LDRS 399 during their off-campus experience.

LDRS 401: Capstone (2 credit hours). Students continue their transition from college by integrating their CFL experiences with the assistance of their peers, Career Development experts, community leaders, and alumni.

"I have become more aware of who I am, who I am not, what my weaknesses are, what my strengths are, when I am succeeding, when I am failing, when I am holding myself accountable, and when I am not. That's what LDRS 401 and three months time has shown me." -- Reed Swift

May Term Senior Seminar: Thriving in Transition

CFL Coaching for LDRS Minors

The purpose of CFL Coaching is to help student answer the questions Who Am I? and What Will I Do?  The purpose is also to help students enhance their leadership skills and habits, particularly their emotional and social intelligence competencies.  CFL's Coaching program includes being mentored and mentoring others, job-shadowing, and assessment.

CFL Coaching begins when students declare the leadership minor (Minor in Organizational Leadership Practice).  Upon declaring the minor, students are connected with CFL coach, Mark de Roo.

The agenda of the first meeting is as follows:
  1. Review the academic and co-curricular requirements of the leadership minor.
  2. Engage in an emotional and social intelligence assessment exercise and, based on the results, construct and implement a plan.  Students will be assessed again before completing LDRS 401.
  3. Choose a mentor. Guidelines for Part II
  4. Choose someone to mentor. This could be accomplished via CASA, Upward Bound, The Rock (Holland Rescue Mission), Boys and Girls Club, as a youth group leader, a coach, a Bible study leader, Compassionate Heart Ministries, or other approved mentoring-oriented relationship involving a time investment of at least 40 hours. Guidelines for Part III
  5. Job shadow.
  6. All CFL Coaching requirements must be completed before the student participates in LDRS 401.  (In LDRS 401, students will be required to reflect on all of their LDRS minor and CFL experiences.)

Before or during students leadership minor experience, students are encouraged to connect with leadership program alumni through the CFL director.

Risk and Responsibility Statement

8 Communication Credits:Normally two of the following four Communication courses: COMM 210 (Interpersonal Communication), COMM 220 (Task Group Leadership), COMM 330 (Organizational Communication), COMM 335 (Leadership Skills and Perspectives); however, exceptions have been granted.  See the "Course Requirements" table above.  To receive an exception, contact the CFL Director before enrolling.

 

Process for Completing CFL's Minor in Organizational Leadership Practice

Process

Course Sequence

Declare Minor

 

LDRS 201: Servant leadership, team building, Christian perspective
(2 cr.)

LDRS 291: Four change perspectives (2 cr.)

LDRS 391: Participative management and consultative problem solving (2 cr.)


See CFL Coach

  • E.I. Assessment
  • Being Mentored
  • Job Shadow
  • Mentor Someone

Emphases: Communication, Entrepreneurship, etc. (8 cr.)

 

LDRS 399: Emotional, Social, Organizational and Cultural Intelligence

LDRS 401: Thriving in Transition (Prerequesites: LDRS 201 and Senior status) (2 cr.)


Integrate

  • Course Requirements for CFL's Minor in Organizational Leadership Practice:  

Focus

Communication Emphasis

Engineering Emphasis

Entrepreneurship
Emphasis

International
Emphasis

Other Emphasis

Who am I? What will I do?
Starting the transition

0 Credits

Mentoring Program – see CFL Coach

0 Credits

Mentoring Program – see CFL Coach

0 Credits

Mentoring Program – see CFL Coach

 

0 Credits

Mentoring Program – see CFL Coach

 

0 Credits

Mentoring Program – see CFL Coach

 

Servant Leadership, Team-building, Service Learning Opportunities

2 Credits

LDRS 201

2 Credits

LDRS 201

2 Credits

LDRS 201

 

2 Credits

LDRS 201

 

2 Credits

LDRS 201

 

Perspectives on Change; Participative Consulting Opportunity

4 Credits total (2
each course)

LDRS 291
LDRS 391

4 Credits
total (2 each course)

LDRS 291
LDRS 391

4 Credits
total (2 each course)

LDRS 291
LDRS 391

 

4 Credits total (2 each course)

LDRS 291
LDRS 391

 

4 Credits total (2 each course)

LDRS 291
LDRS 391

 

Complementary Knowledge and Skill Building

8 Credits

Normally, two from
COMM 210, 220,
330, 335**

8 Credits

LDRS 231 (4 credits) and ENGR 451 (3 credits plus LDRS 390 (1 credit)

8 Credits

Substitute LDRS 231*, the Philadelphia Semester entrepreneurship course or 4 credits of LDRS 390 for one COMM requirement; substitute COMM 257, ART 205, CSCI 295, ACCT 221 or MGMT 331 for the other COMM requirement.

8 Credits

One from POLS 151, POLS 251, SOC 151, REL 280, ECON 211, HIST 355 or POLS 378 for one COMM requirement; One from HIST 221, HIST 225, PHIL 241, PHIL 242, HIST 260, POL 262, HIST 263, HIST 270, HIST 280, POL 303, HIST 312, HIST 321, HIST 365, HIST 370 for the other COMM requirement.

8 Credits

Please contact us if you would like to explore an emphasis not shown in this chart.

Emotional, Organizational- and Cultural-Intelligence

4 Credits

LDRS 399, Chicago Semester or Philadelphia Semester Internship****

4 Credits

ENGR 499 (1-4 credits) plus LDRS 390 (Independent Study) to come up with 4 credits in this category

4 Credits

LDRS 399, Chicago Semester or Philadelphia Semester Internship****, or 4 credit internship from another Hope program.

4 Credits

LDRS 399, Chicago Semester or Philadelphia Semester Internship****, or 4 credit internship from another Hope program.

 

4 Credits

LDRS 399, Chicago Semester or Philadelphia Semester Internship****, or 4 credit internship from another Hope program.

 

Making the Transition

2 Credits

LDRS 401

2 Credits

LDRS 401

2 Credits

LDRS 401

 

2 Credits

LDRS 401

 

2 Credits

LDRS 401

*Required for HEI Summer Fellowship

**Exceptions granted for other COMM courses with prior approval from CFL director

***Selected entrepreneurship-related courses only; prior approval is required from CFL director

****Exceptions granted for international opportunities and internship course work in various majors; prior approval is required from CFL director

NOTE: Emphases do not appear on students’ transcript, they are for planning purposes only.

Probable Leadership Course offering in 2013-2014

Fall Spring Summer
LDRS 201
(2 sections)
LDRS 201
(1 section)
LDRS 201
LDRS 231
LDRS 231
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LDRS 291
LDRS 291
-
LDRS 391
LDRS 391
-
LDRS 399
LDRS 399
LDRS 399
-
LDRS 401
-
LDRS 395
LDRS 395
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Senior Seminar