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Transformational Leadership and Advocacy

Dates: July 5, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Location: Humber Lakeshore Campus

In this course, the student will learn the importance of collaboration in a multi-stakeholder environment. Central to the course will be an understanding of the issues of power, ethics, complexity, and collaboration in different kinds of partnerships. Learners will understand the importance of good leadership in inspiring others to develop a vision and embrace new ideas. Students will learn a team work approach to leadership and advocacy that motivates the community to take ownership for the ideas and changes they propose.

What You’ll Learn

  1. Discuss theories, principles, and practices of transformational leadership;
  2. Demonstrate and create plans for community transformation;
  3. Design, assess, manage, facilitate, and negotiate in multi-party stakeholder settings;
  4. Create plans for community action and development in a rooted, thoughtful manner;
  5. Demonstrate skills to mobilize groups to work together while understanding the challenges of grassroots organizing;
  6. Create projects to empower and inspire others to be change agents in the community;
  7. Implement social media in promoting social change;
  8. Lead and manage groups of people and organizations;
  9. Present ideas and information to groups that engage and inspires members to support the proposed vision;
  10. Analyze the complexities involved with multi-sector collaboration and working in partnerships;
  11. Critically reflect on the challenges facing leaders in uncertain fiscal and social realities;
  12. Analyze the self in the role as practitioner, activist, ally, and advocate of social and economic justice;
  13. Discuss the issues and challenges of accountability in organizations;
  14. Discuss the issues related to ethical leadership and how to respond to these challenges.