EDL 206: The Nature of Group Leadership
EDL 206: The Nature of Group Leadership is a two-credit course for students interested in exploring multiple approaches to leadership and building capacity for socially responsible leadership. The course involves engaged learning through community action work, skill building, reading, writing, analysis, and dialogue. The course is required for first-years in the Emerging Leaders Living Learning Community. Open sections are offered for interested students. Special fraternity & sorority and student organizations sections are also offered by the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life & Leadership and the Office of Student Activities & Leadership respectively.
Here is what students have had to say about their experience:
- "EDL is a wonderful course that really drives home all that is important in leadership. I think that all Miami students, especially freshmen, should take it."
- "Best class of the semester. So many life lessons learned! Thanks!"
- "Amazing class...my favorite here at Miami!"
- "This class will be memorable because it is relatable to our lives now."
- "This has been one of my favorite classes during my time at Miami. It really gave me insight to different leadership styles, which I really valued."
- "Activities were great...I've applied them outside of class."
- "I found the group in-class excercises mentally stimulating and helpful for personal growth."
Student Learning Objectives
- Examine and compare multiple approaches to leadership with a focus on leadership for social responsibility and group organization
- Understand personal leadership capacities, as well as recognize and critique individual effectiveness in leadership, through readings, exercises, and case analysis work
- Explore the ethical concepts and strategies for socially responsible leadership work
- Learn about community leadership through a community action project designed to link student initiative with community problems or needs
- Build skills relevant to leadership work, including self-assessment, dialogue and listening, critical thinking, team- and coalition-building
Faculty/staff/GAs, if you are interested in teaching this course please e-mail JS Bragg.