Leadership I A5560

David Kling, M.Div.

Some choose the role of leader and some lead out of necessity. Moving beyond “being in charge” to real leadership requires personal reflection and development, strong communications skills, knowledge of advocacy, problem solving and bridge-building, and the willingness and ability to develop the leadership potential in others. Students learn to set goals, inspire and involve others, develop collaboration, and serve as positive role models.

Instructor: David Kling, M.Div.

Class Meetings: Mondays 8 pm ET

Prerequisites: None

Fulfills: Required for all M.Div students in MAL and TRH, as well as for students seeking a Certificate in Leadership or a Certificate in Environmental Leadership.

Required Readings:

Wood, Charles & Ellen Blue. 2008. Attentive to God: Thinking Theologically in Ministry. Nashville: Abingdon Press.

Knight, Shauna Aura. 2014. The Leader Within:: Articles on Community Building, Leadership, and Personal Growth. N.A.: Createspace

Lewis, Sinclair. 2007. Elmer Gantry. N.A.: Signet

Friedman, Edwin. 2007. A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix. New York: Seabury Books.

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