Throughout the course, students will:
• Partner with agencies, organizations, businesses, foundations, or other institutions to address critical community issues;
• Participate in shared decision-making processes;
• Analyze community issues from multiple perspectives;
• Integrate service learning experiences with readings on leadership, community, civic engagement, societal trends, and service;
• Develop leadership skills through the application of leadership theories in a community setting;
• Engage in civic projects focused on the resolution of community needs;
• Facilitate group processes that have the propensity to mobilize citizens toward meeting intended goals;
• Seek to generate and allocate resources as a means of meeting specified community priorities and objectives;
• Reflect critically on personal and professional development in the collaborative leadership arena.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate:
• An understanding of the process through which one identifies community needs, analyzes stakeholder interests, builds alliances, and mobilizes community members to resolve issues and meet the needs of constituencies;
• Practical applications of collaborative leadership and cooperative learning models and processes (constructivist leadership);
• Service learning principles and civic engagement best practices.
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