Leadership: When to Follow - When to Lead

Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 quarters

Taught by

human and organizational systems
  • UG

To be a successful leader one must be an active follower and to be a successful follower one must be an adaptive leader . This two-quarter long program is designed for students who wish to understand the relationship between followership and leadership and to develop or enhance their leader/followership knowledge and skills.  The program will concentrate on the personal, interpersonal and group skills essential for effective followership and leadership.  We will contrast leadership and followership styles and focus on the self-examination necessary of adaptive leadership with the goal of developing effective skills for contemporary organizations as we use the dance of “tango” as metaphor.  This course is designed to develop students who want to increase their knowledge and skills of self as a leader. We will focus on enhancing your skills to influence and organize others to accomplish key organizational goals. We will spotlight followership and leadership principles, complexities and challenges as well as your strengths and development needs.  During Winter Quarter we will hold the concepts of follow, follower and followership in our higher consciousness and during Spring Quarter we will hold the concepts of lead, leader and leadership in our higher consciousness. The program assumes a willingness to accept necessary changes in behavior, to practice, to apply skills and to evaluate skill development through assessment of practice. 

 Please note:

  • This 8-credit intensive weekend program will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on selected Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Students must be present at the first class to be considered registered.
  • Use of Canvas Webbased software is a required part of this program.

Program Details

Fields of Study

business and management leadership studies psychology

Preparatory For

Organization Development, Human Services, Sociology, and Social Psychology.

Quarters

Winter Open Spring Closed

Location and Schedule

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Evening and Weekend

Advertised Schedule

Alternating Sat/Sun 9a-5p: Jan 13, 27, 28; Feb 10, 11: Mar 3,4; April 6 (6-9pm); April 21, 22; May 29, 20; June 9, 10. 

Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online

Fees

$35 per quarter for assessment tools