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DP1/8002S

Leadership Formation and Praxis

Level 1 unit for undergraduates
Foundational unit for postgraduates

Content: Grounded in a practical theological framework, this unit will enable students to identify and articulate a personal sense of leadership formation. Students will explore key leadership competencies; reflect on the integration of their belief and their behaviour; and communicate their understanding of Christian leadership as they engage with real-world contexts with a focus on promoting positive change in the world. A feature of this unit will be receiving input from a variety of Christian leaders and entrepreneurs. Specific formational issues will be explored such as: understanding influence, transformational spiritual practices, an integrated approach to theology and work, resilience and character.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that undergraduate students will be able to:

  1. Articulate self-learning goals and objectives to achieve these goals.
  2. Outline core aspects which impact the way in which belief and behaviour are integrated in credible Christian leadership
  3. Evaluate a range of personal and theological perspectives on leadership, influence, and creating change.
  4. Articulate a theologically coherent understanding of leadership formation.

it is expected that postgraduate students will be able to:

  1. Articulate self-learning goals and objectives to achieve these goals.
  2. Analyse core aspects which impact the way in which belief and behavior are integrated in credible Christian leadership
  3. Evaluate a range of personal and theological perspectives on leadership, influence, and creating change.
  4. Articulate a theologically coherent understanding of leadership formation.
  5. Critically evaluate current scholarship in the area of leadership formation.

 

Pre-requisites: nil

Faculty: Penny Martin

Offered: first semester 2019

Assessment:

Undergraduate:
2 x 500 word reports (leadership) 30 % (15% each)
1 x 1000 word report and response to readings 30%
1 x 1500 word Essay (Integrative) 40%

Postgraduate:
2 x 750 word reports (leadership) 30 % (15% each)
1 x 1500 word report and response to readings 30%
1 x 3000 word essay (integrative) 40%

Select Bibiography:

* = set texts recommended for purchase

Brown, Brene. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts, Chicago: Random House, 2018.

Garber, Steven. The Fabric of Faithfulness. Weaving Together Belief and Behavior, Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2007.

Gibbs. Eddie. Leadership Next: Changing Leaders in a Changing Culture,  London: SPCK Publishing, 2005.

Long, Jimmy. The Leadership Jump. Building Partnerships Between Existing and Emerging Christian Leaders, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009.

Lyons, Gabe. The Next Christians. Seven Ways You Can Live The Gospel and Restore the World, Colorado Springs, Colorado: Multinomah Books, 2010.

Nouwen, H. In The Name of Jesus. Reflections on Christian Leadership, New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2002.

Palmer, Parker, J. A Hidden Wholeness. A Journey Toward an Undivided Life, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Sayers, Mark. Facing Leviathan : Leadership, Influence, and Creating in a Cultural Storm, Chicago: Moody Press, 2014.

Scandrette, Mark. Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love, Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2011.

*Schwehn, Mark R. and Bass, Dorothy C. (Editors) Leading Lives That Matter. What We Should Do and Who We Should Be, Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006.

Walker, Simon P. Leading Out of Who You Are. Discovering The Secret of Undefended Leadership, Carlisle: Piquant Editions Ltd., 2007.

Willard, Dallas. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God, HarperOne, 1998.