CFL Integrated Learning: The 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.  Click here for more advising information.

CFL’s Purpose

To help students:

  • Prepare for work by helping students discern, develop, and deploy their gifts and calling
  • Transition from college

Leadership (Organizational Leadership Practice) Minor

Corporate Leadership Emphasis Start-Up Emphasis Year**
LDRS 201: Introduction to 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.

LDRS 201: Introduction to 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.

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: Becoming an Influential Leader and The Trusted Adviser (2 credits each = 4 credits)

LDRS 291: This course helps students reflect on and understand four perspectives on influence and put into practice both transactional and transformational strategies for change.  LDRS 292: This course examines how to build trusting relationships in order to better lead and serve. 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” and prerequisite for CFL Consulting.

LDRS 231: Leading the Start-up Process (May Substitute for LDRS 291/LDRS 391) (4 credits)

This course takes helps students be creative and put into practice their imagination.  They develop their own for-profit or non-profit business ideas using the “Four Steps to the Epiphany” process:  Customer Discover, 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.

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) — Spring Semester only

  • 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) — Spring Semester only

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

*from Chris Lowney’s Heroic Leadership

**recommended, not required

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 creative and put into practice their imagination.  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 build trusting relationships in order to better lead and serve. 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” and prerequisite 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 Vocation (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 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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