Courses

PLLC partners with host faculties to offer four courses, which are open to all undergraduate students after completing our prerequisite, Foundations of Leadership. Upon completing Foundations of Leadership, students can select PLLC courses according to their interests or fulfil the 12 credit requirement of the certificate at their own pace.   


Foundations of Leadership (INT D 301) - Faculty of Arts

* co-requisite for other PLLC courses

InstructorCristina Stasia, PhD | Director of Instruction, Peter Lougheed leadership College

What does it take to lead? Foundations of Leadership covers the theory and practice of leadership through case studies, innovative assignments and experiential activities. Develop your leadership skills, analyze your personal leadership challenges and explore pressing issues while working with interdisciplinary students from across campus.

This summer, students are taking INT D 301 in Berlin! We partnered with e3 for Leadership on Location from June 1-19, 2020, with options to take GERM 111 and/or complete a Stretch Experience in Germany! Students who have completed INT D 301 can complete this course as INT D 325. Learn more about the program on the e3 website.

Next Section: Tuesdays from 3:00PM - 5:50PM in Winter 2020


Leadership for Social Innovation (INT D 306) - Faculty of ALES

* co-requisite with INT D 301, allowing students to take both courses in the same semester

InstructorRhonda Breitkreuz, PhD | Professor, Faculty of ALES

Have you ever wondered what a wicked problem is? Are you interested in finding creative, ecological approaches to making a difference? Wondering where to start? In this course, you will explore the concept of wicked problems, and research socially innovative ideas to solve them using an approach called ecological leadership. You will hear from those who have been effective in turning a seed of an idea into an innovative solution. You will learn these skills: how to research an innovative idea, develop an effective proposal, and pitch that idea.  

Next Section: Mondays from 5:30PM - 8:30PM in Winter 2020


Innovation, Science and Leadership (INT D 406) - Faculty of Science

InstructorGordon Gow, PhD | Professor and Academic Director, Communications and Technology Graduate Program (MACT), Faculty of Extension

In this course we will explore leadership for innovation through an evidence-based practice approach. This approach emphasizes the effective use of scientific knowledge in decision making, raising questions about what constitutes valid and reliable evidence in a time when long held views on the scientific method are being challenged in new ways. We will consider some of those challenges and how they might (or might not) be reconcilable with the principles of evidence-based practice.

We consider leadership in relational terms as a social practice that aims to mobilize people to work together in pursuit of some shared enterprise. As such, we will need to consider the importance of communication and engagement in building a coalition of support for evidence-based practice and its outcomes. This will include a consideration of framing theory as an important strategy for influencing public discourse and shaping policy.

Of course the best way to learn about evidence-based practice is to do it, so we will be undertaking group projects where you will learn how to design and carry out a systematic review of evidence and make recommendations related to a pressing environmental and/or social issue. Each group will be permitted to choose from among a range of topics drawn from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals based on their own interest.

Next Section: Mondays from 5:30PM - 8:30PM in Winter 2020


Workshops in Leadership (INT D 407) - Alberta School of Business

Instructor: Rick Brick, MBA, PMP | Contract Lecturer, Alberta School of Business

The purpose of this course is to increase understanding of leadership and skill in exercising leadership roles. We will examine critical leadership aspects from a workshop point of view. You will be asked to contemplate the ideas presented, reflect on who you are as an individual and a leader, and how you might hone your repertoire of leadership skills considering the ideas presented. Integrated will be information on skills such as team building, mentoring, managing conflict, delegating, managing decision-making, creative problem solving, and stress management. This is accomplished by classroom learnings, workshops on topic areas, deliverables and supplementary readings and research to assist you in developing a comprehensive understanding.