CFL Integrated Learning/Leadership Minor, 2014-2015

Note to students:

Spring Semester 2015 is the last semester in which students can declare the Leadership Minor.  Although we will offer courses to help students complete the minor over the next three years, Spring 2015 is the last opportunity for students to declare the minor.

According to the Hope College Catalog, 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).

Beyond Spring Semester 2015 CFL will still offer its “core four” courses (LDRS 201, LDRS 231, LDRS 291, LDRS 292).  But its focus will be on continued improvement and growth of its unique and effective co-curricular programs (CFL Consulting and CFL Incubator) to better serve students, helping them through experiences and coaching and mentoring to discern their gifts and calling.

CFL’s Purpose

To help students:

  • Discern their calling by helping them discover, develop, and use their gifts to the glory of God
  • Prepare them for internships and jobs by helping them practice their faith and hone their decision-making skills
  • Transition out of college

Leadership (Organizational Leadership Practice) Minor

Corporate Leadership Emphasis Start-Up Emphasis Year**
LDRS 201: Introduction to Inspirational Leadership (2 credits)

  • Become more Self-aware* in the context of servant leadership, service learning, and a sense of calling and discover the essence of leadership and management: MOVE SLOW
  • Understand Servant Leadership from a Biblical Worldview
  • Develop Personal Leadership and Team Leadership Skills
LDRS 201: Introduction to Inspirational Leadership (2 credits)

  • Become more Self-aware* in the context of servant leadership, service learning, and a sense of calling and discover the essence of leadership and management: MOVE SLOW
  • Understand Servant Leadership from a Biblical Worldview
  • Develop Personal Leadership and Team Leadership Skills
1st
Co-Curricular Requirement: Coaching

  • Enhance a Deeper Understanding of Who You Are and What You Might Do
  • Meet with CFL Coach
  • Take Emotional Intelligence Assessment
  • Be Mentored(min 6 sessions)
  • Mentor others (40 hours)
  • Job Shadow
Co-Curricular Requirement: Coaching

  • Enhance a Deeper Understanding of Who You Are and What You Might Do
  • Meet with CFL Coach
  • Take Emotional Intelligence Assessment
  • Be Mentored (min 6 sessions)
  • Mentor others (40 hours)
  • Job Shadow
2nd
LDRS 291/LDRS 292 (or 391): Becoming an Influential Leader and The Trusted Adviser (2 credits each = 4 credits)

  • Understanding 4 Perspectives on Influence (Engaging Others with a Positive, Loving Attitude)* and Trust
  • Putting into Practice 4 Perspectives on Influence in a  Consulting Experience
LDRS 231/MGMT 395: Leading the Start-up Process (May Substitute for LDRS 291/LDRS 391) (4 credits)

  • Understanding 4 Perspectives on Creativity (Ingenuity)*
  • Putting into Practice Imagine: Starting Lean and Bootstrapping
2nd
Co-Curricular Experience (Not Required but Highly Recommended): CFL Consulting Team

  • Further Develop Problem Defining and Solving Skills and Skills Influencing Others:
  • Work on For-Profit, Non-Profit-oriented Projects
  • Prerequisite: LDRS 391
Co-Curricular Experience (Not Required by Highly Recommended): CFL Incubator

  • Further Develop Problem Defining and Solving Skills and Skills Influencing Others
  • Create Your Own Job: Launch a Start-Up For-Profit or Non-Profit Business
  • Prerequisite: LDRS 231
2nd-3rd
Electives (8 credits)

  • Obtain Additional Relevant Knowledge and Skills
  • 2 from: COMM 210, COMM 220, COMM 330, COMM 335
  • Substitute:  LDRS 395
Electives (May Substitute for COMM Courses) (8 credits)

  • Obtain Additional Relevant Knowledge and Skills
  • 2 from ACCT 221, ART 205, CPSC 295, LDRS 390, MGMT 331
2nd-3rd
LDRS 399: Internships in Leadership (4 credits)

  • Enhance Emotional, Social, Organizational, Cultural Intelligence Skills
  • Engage in an Academic-based Internship
  • Work with Hope’s Career Development Center for a Placement
  • May Substitute for LDRS 399: Internship in Chicago Semester, Philadelphia Semester, or 4 credit internship from another Hope program along with extra reading and writing assignment.
LDRS 399: Internships in Leadership (4 credits)

  • Enhance Emotional, Social, Organizational, Cultural Intelligence Skills
  • Engage in an Academic-based Internship
  • Work with Hope’s Career Development Center for a Placement
  • May Substitute for LDRS 399: Internship in Chicago Semester, Philadelphia Semester, or 4 credit internship from another Hope program along with extra reading and writing assignment.
3rd
LDRS 401: Transition/Capstone (2 credits)

  • Smooth the Transition
  • Reflect on the Program and Learn How to Tell Your Own Story
  • Work with Hope’s Career Development Center on a Placement
LDRS 401: Transition/Capstone (2 credits)

  • Smooth the Transition
  • Reflect on the Program and Learn How to Tell Your Own Story
  • Work with Hope’s Career Development Center on a Placement
4th

*from Chris Lowney’s Heroic Leadership

**recommended, not required

Course Descriptions

Summary:  In LDRS 201, students put into practice servant leadership, beginning with the foundation of leadership: self-awareness in the context of servant leadership, service learning, and a sense of calling. (NOTE: Students should declare the minor early; upon declaring the minor, students are invited to meet with our CFL Coach to learn about our assessment, mentoring, and job shadowing opportunities.)  In LDRS 291, students learn to recognize four perspectives of influence and how to engage others with a positive, loving attitude; in LDRS 391 they apply those perspectives by engaging in a consulting project for a local organization (our “boot camp” for CFL Consulting).  In LDRS 399, students leverage a work experience to further enhance their emotional, social, organizational, and cultural intelligence skills.  (Students also choose two courses from other disciplines to enhance their knowledge and skill in different areas.)  Finally, in LDRS 401, students reflect on their CFL experiences and work with Hope’s Career Development Center to better tell their story and transition out of college.

  • LDRS 201: Introduction to Inspirational Leadership (2 credit hours).  Students learn what it means to be a servant leader from a Christian perspective, and they learn by reading, reflecting, and doing.  In this course we ask:  What are your gifts?  How can you use them for good?  How can you stretch yourself — right now?

“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 credit hours) — i.e., leading a start-up.  Students learn four perspectives of innovation and the process of starting a for-profit or non-profit business, and they learn by doing — bootstrapping and validating a business idea.  NOTE: this course is the prerequisite for the CFL Incubator.

“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 credit hours).  Students learn four perspectives of influence: Telling, Forcing, Participating and Transcending and they learn from practitioners.
  • LDRS 292 (or 391): The Trusted Adviser (2 credit hours).  Students change the world in practice by influencing others in a consulting context.  NOTE: this course is the prerequisite for CFL Consulting.

“LDRS 391 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: Internship (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.
  • 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.
  • May Term Senior Seminar: Thriving in Transition

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