CFL Integrated Learning: Four Core Leadership Courses/Leadership Minor

Integrated: Making Connections Across Curriculum

CFL continues to offer courses in that emphasize the following leadership virtues:

  • Inspiration (LDRS 201 — Inspirational Leadership  — 2 credits): This course helps students become more self-aware in the context of servant leadership and in viewing leadership in terms of their gifts and calling.  Students are challenged to think about leadership that is counter-cultural and from a Christian perspective with the hopes that they will use it to inspire, influence and impact their world.  Here is how one student team was inspired after taking LDRS 201: the Hope Does story.  This course is required for Emmaus Scholars students and also serves as an elective in the MIN minor.
  • Innovation (LDRS 231 — Leading the Start-Up Process — 4 credits): This course takes helps students be innovative.  They develop for-profit or non-profit business ideas for themselves or for others using the “Four Steps to the Epiphany” process:  Customer Discovery, Customer Validation, Customer Creation, and Company Creation.  This course serves as “boot camp” and is the prerequisite for the HEI Award in the CFL Incubator and as an elective in the MGMT major.
  • Influence (LDRS 291 — Becoming an Influential Leader — 2 credits): This course helps students reflect on and understand four perspectives on influence and put into practice both transactional and transformational strategies for change.  As in LDRS 201, students are challenged to think about leadership from a counter-cultural and Christian perspective with the hopes that they will use it to inspire, influence and impact their world.  This course, along with LDRS 292, also serves as an elective in the MGMT major and in the MIN minor.
  • Trust (LDRS 292 — The Trusted Advisor — 2 credits)This course examines how to increase trust. It is designed for those students who intend to work in the advisory professions (e.g., accounting, consulting, engineering, financial services, law, public relations, etc.) and gives students the opportunity to positively influence clients and team members. This course also serves as a “boot camp” for CFL ConsultingTogether with LDRS 292, LDRS 291 also serves as an elective in the MGMT major and in the MIN minor.

Please note:

2014-2015 was the last academic year in which the Leadership Minor appears in the Hope College Catalog.  For those completing the minor, the basic courses for the Leadership Minor are LDRS 201, LDRS 291, LDRS 292 (or LDRS 391), LDRS 399, and LDRS 401.  In addition, students are required to take 8 credits hours from among COMM 210, 220, 330, 335) and complete the non-course mentoring and coaching requirements.  But there are many course substitutions possible (see below).

In addition to its four course courses, CFL will continue to focus on improving and growing of its unique and effective co-curricular programs (CFL Consulting and CFL Incubator), helping students prepare for work by helping them discern, develop, and deploy their gifts and calling, and transition from college. Click here for more advising information.

 

Leadership Minor Requirements

Two tracks for Minor: Corporate/Organizational or Start-Up
Corporate/Organizational Emphasis
LDRS 201 Intro to Inspirational Leadership 2 None
LDRS 291 & 292 Becoming an Influential Leader & The Trusted Advisor 2 + 2
Co-Curricular requirement: Mentoring and Being Mentored
Co-Curricular Experience (Not required but recommended: CFL Consulting)
Electives Choose two from: COMM 210, 220, 330, 335

Substitute: LDRS 395

8
LDRS 399 Internships in Leadership

Substitute: Chicago, Philadelphia semester

4
LDRS 401 Transition/Capstone (Spring Semester Only) 2
START-UP EMPHASIS
LDRS 201 Intro to Inspirational Leadership 2 None
Co-Curricular requirement: Mentoring and Being Mentored
LDRS 231 Leading the Start-up Process may substitute for LDRS 291/391 4
Co-Curricular Experience (Not required but highly recommended: CFL Incubator [HEI])   LDRS 231
Electives ACCT 221, ART 205, CPSC 295, LDRS 390, MGMT 331 may substitute for COMM courses 8
LDRS 399 Internships in Leadership

Substitute: Chicago, Philadelphia semester

4
LDRS 401 Transition/Capstone (Spring Semester Only) 2
 

September 2014

Course Descriptions

  • LDRS 201 — Inspirational Leadership (2 credits): This course helps students become more self-aware in the context of servant leadership and in viewing leadership in terms of their gifts and calling.  Students are challenged to think about leadership that is counter-cultural and from a Christian perspective with the hopes that they will use it to inspire, influence and impact their world.  Here is how one student team was inspired after taking LDRS 201: the Hope Does story.  This course is required for Emmaus Scholars students and also serves as an elective in the MIN minor.

“The class was very rewarding and I recommend every student take it. It will help students learn so much that is crucial to know about themselves at this age.” — Meredith Faas.

  • LDRS 231 — Leading the Start-Up Process (4 credits) This course takes helps students be innovative.  They develop for-profit or non-profit business ideas for themselves or for others using the “Four Steps to the Epiphany” process:  Customer Discovery, Customer Validation, Customer Creation, and Company Creation.  This course also serves as “boot camp” and is the prerequisite for the HEI Award in the CFL Incubator.  This course also serves as an elective in the MGMT major.

“The entrepreneurial class was an experience like no other. It was something that was different than any other being that it was a class designed around the idea of creating something and growing it. Instead of doing typical textbook learning, and typical classroom lectures, this class’ main idea seemed to be finding the entrepreneur in you.” – Russell Fife

  • LDRS 291 — Becoming an Influential Leader (2 credits): This course helps students reflect on and understand four perspectives on influence and put into practice both transactional and transformational strategies for change.  As in LDRS 201, students are challenged to think about leadership from a counter-cultural and Christian perspective with the hopes that they will use it to inspire, influence and impact their world.  This course, along with LDRS 292, also serves as an elective in the MGMT major and in the MIN minor.
  • LDRS 292 — The Trusted Advisor (2 credits)This course examines how to increase trust. It is designed for those students who intend to work in the advisory professions (e.g., accounting, consulting, engineering, financial services, law, public relations, etc.) and gives students the opportunity to positively influence clients and team members. This course also serves as a “boot camp” for CFL Consulting.

“LDRS [292] was…one of my favorite classes….The course is set up as one big consulting project. I was not given petty time consuming assignments, didn’t have my hand held, and was able to ‘do something that actually mattered.’ I was treated as a professional who had important skills and knowledge that would benefit [the client]. My classmates and I were able to come together as a team and learn not only the consulting processes but how to work on a team, work for a client, and work with subject matter experts.” — Morgan Boersma

  • LDRS 399 — Internships in Leadership (4 credit hours): Students deepen their emotional, social, organizational, and cultural intelligence, and sense of calling by integrating work (12 hrs/week), reading, and reflecting. NOTE: Students can petition the CFL director to fulfill the LDRS 399 course requirement through The Philadelphia Center (or Chicago Semester, or other Hope approved program) if the following conditions are met: (i) students receive permission from the CFL director; (ii) students complete additional readings and papers normally assigned in LDRS 399 during their off-campus experience (see below).

    • LDRS 399 Substitution Requirements

      • Goal: To develop a “Self-directed Learning Plan” to enhance personal and social competences (emotional and social intelligence)
      • Strategy:Read Ch. 1-8 of Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee and write a paper (7-10 pages) with the following outline:
        • Introduction
        • Summary of reading. Read Chs. 1-8 of Primal Leadership and write a summative paragraph (3-4 sentences) for each chapter. (When completed, you should have 8 paragraphs.)
        • Self-analysis. Complete a self-analysis of the personal and social competencies listed on p. 39. Write a paragraph on each characteristic that assesses your competency and give an example of a time you demonstrated (or didn’t demonstrate) the competencies during your internship. (When completed, you should have 19 paragraphs.)
        • Learning Plan. Replicate the Self-directed Learning diagram on p. 110 and write a paragraph for each numbered circle. (When completed, you should have 5 paragraphs.)
        • Conclusion
        • Send paper to vanderveen@hope.edu
  • LDRS 401 — Capstone (2 credit hours): Students continue their transition from college by reflecting on and integrating their CFL experiences with the assistance of their peers, Hope’s Career Development Center experts, community leaders, and alumni.

“I have become more aware of who I am, who I am not, what my weaknesses are, what my strengths are, when I am succeeding, when I am failing, when I am holding myself accountable, and when I am not. That’s what LDRS 401 and three months time has shown me.” — Reed Swift

  • CFL Coaching for LDRS Minors: The purpose of CFL Coaching is to help student answer the questions Who Am I? and What Will I Do? and to enhance their emotional and social intelligence competencies. The process begins when students declare the leadership minor (Minor in Organizational Leadership Practice). Upon declaring the minor, students are connected with CFL coach, Mark de Roo, who helps students engage in EI assessment, mentoring, and job shadowing opportunities.
  • 8 Communication Credits:  Normally two of the following four Communication courses: COMM 210 (Interpersonal Communication), COMM 220 (Task Group Leadership), COMM 330 (Organizational Communication), COMM 335 (Leadership Skills and Perspectives); however, exceptions have been granted for the Start-Up Track. See the  table above. To receive an exception, contact the CFL Director before enrolling.

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