What defines a Pagan leader? Being famous? Being articulate? Having a blog or writing a book? Outstanding leadership is unique. It requires understanding the stages of group development, the dynamics of member interactions and factors in group failure or success. It also requires a good understanding of one’s own motives, strengths and weaknesses. Students do a self-evaluation and learn advanced leadership techniques for practical use in groups to which they already belong, or plan to organize. They will develop and practice skills that better prepare a group leader to deal with group issues, and lead more effective, cohesive and productive groups.
Instructor: David Oliver Kling, M.Div.
Class Meetings: Wednesdays, 6:00 PM ET
Prerequisite: A5560 Leadership I or permission of instructor.
Riso, Don Richard. 1999 (11th ed.) The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types. NY: Bantam.
Goleman, Daniel; Boyatzis, Richard; McKee, Annie. 2002. Primal Leadership: Learning to lead with emotional intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Knight, Shauna Aura; Ellwood, Taylor (Editors). 2016. Pagan Leadership Anthology: An exploration of leadership and community in Paganism and Polytheism. Stafford, England: Megalithica Books.
Fulfills the requirement for a class in Area I. A requirement for the Certificate in Leadership.