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

* prerequisite for other PLLC courses

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.

Want to take INT D 301 in Berlin this summer? We're partnering with e3 for Leadership on Location from June 1-19, 2020, with options to take GERM 111 and/or complete your Stretch Experience in Germany! Students who have completed INT D 301 can complete this course as INT D 325. See full details on the e3 website.

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

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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

This course will explore complex local and global ‘wicked’ problems that require interdisciplinary leadership solutions. Students will explore novel, ecological approaches to leadership to develop innovation strategies that contribute toward solving these complex problems.

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

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

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.


Workshops in Leadership (INT D 407) - 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.