choosing/generating reliable and valid measures, etc.). Candidates will be introduced to quantitative and qualitative research methods. Emphasis will be given to developing and refining research questions in the context of each candidate’s own dissertation in practice
and preparing the candidate to collect data appropriate to those questions. Candidates will examine ethical issues and dilemmas in leadership research and practice.
consider leadership from various disciplinary perspectives and start clarifying their own philosophy of ethical leadership.
in-depth interviews, and focus groups, as well as data management, data analysis, and data presentation. Ethical issues in qualitative research are also considered.
leadership. Leadership never occurs in a vacuum. Leaders must be attuned to the nuances and ramifications of actions both personal
and professional. In this course, the candidates will examine competing paradigms and explore the many dimensions of policy, politics, and social action. Ethical leaders positively impact their sphere of influence throughout their professional careers.
In this course, the candidate’s knowledge base of organizational theory will be expanded through in-depth literature review, which will
offer new insights into responding to internal as well as external pressures for change. The candidate will learn to identify changing
circumstances in society, as well as globally, and also be cognizant of any legal issues that might impact decisions for change. Transforming subjective perceptions is crucial to successful innovation and the key objective to change. Each of these decision points will be within the ethical framework.
about being. A major tenant of the Christian faith suggests that the message of the Gospel propels us to go beyond the “norm” in
leadership activity. In this course, candidates will demonstrate they are capable of understanding and exercising the “best” of both
contractual as well as covenant leadership. The purpose of this course is to help the candidate develop into a grace-full leader— one who is bold, but not ego-filled.
resource management, sustainability strategy, marketing management and crisis management, candidates will develop a strategic plan for their organization. The plan will include environmental analysis, casting vision, strategic thinking, strategic planning, execution, and project management.
ethical decision making, effective leadership, perspectives of moral reasoning and their application to various personal, business and
civic responsibilities. Additionally, candidates will engage in global citizenship through a cultural immersion experience.
importance. The dissertation in practice will demonstrate candidates’ ability to identify a significant issue within their organization or
community and their ability to conduct research leading to a solution or improvement from which others will benefit. In this course candidates will uphold the highest standards of scholarship and inquiry. The dissertation in practice is comprised of five written
chapters consisting of: Proposal; Literature Review; Methodology; Findings; and Conclusions and Recommendations. (Candidates will
be guided by a “Dissertation in Practice” Manual.)