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Leadership Application and Experience

HEHD 4200 – 6200 (3 credit hours) - The "Why” of Leadership

Leadership Application & Experience at lemson University College of Behavioral, Social and Health SciencesThe purpose of this course is to immerse students in a practical leadership experience where they may utilize knowledge and skills acquired in the first two courses. Students will identify an issue or problem and practice leadership by developing and implementing a community project. Students will be challenged to commit themselves to long-term, active involvement as agents of change for the common good. Limited lectures and seminars will supplement the course and provide guidance for the field work experience.
The student will:

  • Demonstrate and perform personal leadership skills and capabilities, including the ability to successfully communicate and work with others
  • Acknowledge and make appropriate decisions when balancing both personal and collaborative goals
  • Engage in a collaborative project involving the implementation and practice of civic leadership in the Upstate area
  • Identify a correlation between the role of leadership theories and skills with practical leadership experiences
  • Comprehend and integrate effective collaboration in field experiences
  • Learn from the experiences of campus and community members through interactive sharing sessions
  • Develop a life-long commitment to leadership through action planning and networking
  • Create a leadership centered resume strategically highlighting leadership skills and experiences
  • Be provided opportunities and methods for effective reflection.
More Information

Kate McCulley Radford, M.Ed.
Associate Director for Student Leadership and Community Engagement
Campus Activities and Events
Division of Student Affairs
P: (864) 656-2535

Bill Havice, Ph.D., DTE
Professor, Educational Leadership (EOLD)
College of Education
P: (864) 656-7644