The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Leadership Behavior & Civic Engagement

Leadership Behavior and Civic EngagementHEHD 410 - 610 (3 Cr. Hr.) - explores the “how” of leadership - practicing personal and collaborative leadership skills

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the critical role of leadership development in civic engagement.

Students will couple new concepts of social justice civic engagement with theoretical foundations from the first course to complete a comprehensive theory to practice project. Students will be challenged to commit themselves to long-term, active involvement as agents of change for the common good.

The student will:

  • Increase understanding of leadership theories and concepts associated with social change;
  • Engage in team building activities and conversations to enhance personal growth and development;
  • Develop an appreciation for and exercise commitment to issues of social injustice;
  • Recognize and appreciate the role of the servant leader in society;
  • Develop a personal philosophy of service and leadership through critical analysis of social issues, reflection, and practice;
  • Discuss and examine the critical issues of diversity, social justice, community, and civic responsibility with leadership and service;
  • Explore personal values with respect to leadership and service;
  • Be encouraged to be life-long learners and advocates for social change; and
  • Be provided opportunities and methods for effective reflection.