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Introduction to Leadership

EXD 320-12 Introduction to Leadership

3 Hours, Administrative Sciences or Human Services

Instructor: Dr. Jimmy Thompson

*Contract should be completed 6 months after beginning date.


To gain an understanding of leadership through studying theories and current topics that addresses the concept of leadership. Be able to identify effective leadership styles.

Learning Objectives

  1. To identify effective leadership styles as presented in various group situations
  2. To gain a working knowledge of the concept of leadership and how this definition can be applied to group and work environments.
  3. To gain knowledge of leadership theories. The student will be able to identify strengths and weaknesses of leadership theories that are presented.
  4. To demonstrate ability to apply knowledge gained in this contract to various leadership situations.
  5. Demonstrate ability to recognize effective leadership.