Leadership

The purpose of the Center for Leadership (CFL) is to transition and transform students.

The Center for Leadership helps students prepare for work by helping them discern, develop, and deploy their gifts and calling; and transition from college. To do this it offers coursework and co-curricular experiences such as an entrepreneurship program and a student-led consulting program.  For more information, please contact the Center for Leadership or visit its website.

Majors

Minors

Leadership Minor

The purpose of the Center for Leadership (CFL) is to transition and transform students. The Leadership minor is one of the opportunities CFL provides. The minor consists of 20 credit hours.

Required Courses:

Students will complete the following 12 credits of required coursework.

  • LDRS 201 - Inspirational Leadership, 2 credits
  • LDRS 291 - Becoming and Influential Leader, 2 credits
  • LDRS 292 - The Trusted Advisor, 2 credits
  • LDRS 399 - Internships in Leadership, 4 credits
  • LDRS 401 - Leadership Capstone, 2 credits

Elective courses:

Students are required to complete 8 credit hours in the Communication Department from among the following courses. Substitutions are possible with prior approval from CFL Advisor.

  • COMM 210 - Interpersonal Communication, 4 credits
  • COMM 220 - Task Group Leadership, 4 credits
  • COMM 330 - Organizational Communication, 4 credits
  • COMM 335 - Leadership Skills and Perspectives, 4 credits

 

Leadership

201. Inspirational Leadership — This course helps students become more self-aware in the context of servant leadership and in viewing leadership in terms of their gifts and calling. Students are challenged to think about leadership that is counter-cultural and from a Christian perspective with the hopes that they will use it to inspire, influence and impact their world.
2 Credits | Fall, Spring

231. Leading the Start-up Process — This course helps students learn about how to start a business by actually building one. They will also discern if they want to become entrepreneurs.
4 Credits | Fall, Spring

291. The Influential Leader — This course helps students reflect on leadership theory and social identities and to understand perspective on influence with the objective of motivating them to take action. Students are challenged to define leadership from a counter-cultural and Christian perspective with the hope that they will use it to inspire, influence, and impact their world.
2 Credits | Fall, Spring

292. The Trusted Advisor — This course examines how to build trusting relationships to better lead and serve. It is an experiential learning opportunity that involves utilizing the skills of problem solving, researching, and interacting with a client. Students will learn about themselves, working with a team and other leadership skills. It is designed for students who intend to work in the advisory professions (e.g., accounting, consulting, engineering, financial services, law, public relations, etc.) and gives students the opportunity to positively influence clients and team members.
2 Credits | Fall, Spring

295. Studies in Leadership — A course offered in response to student and instructor interest. Topics are not generally covered in the regular course listings. Course may be taken multiple times if topics are different.
1-4 Credits | As Needed

299. Internship: Student Leadership Development — An experience integrating concurrent student leadership experiences with readings and faculty and staff-guided reflections.
1 Credit | Fall, Spring

390. Independent Study in Leadership — An independent study is a program providing advanced students in leadership an opportunity to broaden their perspectives or intensify study in a leadership area of unique interest.
4 Credits | Fall, Spring

395. Studies in Leadership — A course offered in response to student and instructor interest. Topics are not generally covered in the regular course listings. Course may be taken multiple times if topics are different.
1-4 Credits | As Needed

399. Internships in Leadership — Students integrate an internship experience with readings and faculty- and advisor-guided reflections and enhance their cultural, organizational, social, and personal awareness. Enrollment in the class is dependent upon students finding their own internship placements by working with Hope’s Office of Career Development Center.
4 Credits | Fall, Spring

401. Leadership Capstone Seminar — Students will reflect, synthesize, and articulate what was learned about "leadership" and "self-leadership." Further reflections will occur to guide the student in the transition between college and career. This course is for leadership minors.
2 Credits | Spring

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