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Recreation Leadership
LEADERSHIP
CLASS CODE: RL 200 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: RECREATION LEADERSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Application of leadership theories and principles to recreation settings.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Lecture class emphasizing broad ranging outdoor leadership theories and principles.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Research the lives of exemplary outdoor leaders, and in the process discover the aspects of the individuals life which made them successful.

2. Contrast different outdoor oriented leadership theories and practices, then liken those theories to the studentís individual leadership experiences.

3. Study and analyze the leadership style of Ernest Shackleton as documented in the book Endurance, by Alfred Lansing.

4. Contrast Shackletonís style to the style of other prominent leaders. Participate in an Endurance presentation and compare personal ideals to that of Shackleton.

5. Organize, conduct, lead, and participate in a half day outdoor leadership experience.

6. Understand the value of evaluation in the development and improvement of individual leadership skills, then construct an evaluation for personal leadership experience.

7. Envision how ones personal attitude and ethical standard effect leadership.

8. Justify the value of compassion, courage, and trust in effective leadership.

9. Identify the different components of leadership as it relates to teambuilding and teamwork.

10. Strengthen ones ability to deal with stress and conflict as it relates to leadership.

11. Understand the concepts of organizational behavior.

12. Write objectives or goals for group learning.

13. Identify and implement the different aspects of teamwork and teambuilding.

14. Explain the decision making process and participate in a decision making exercise.

15. Understand and appreciate the role of women in leadership.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Plan, conduct(lead), evaluate, and report on (2 pages) an outdoor experience with at least 4 people.

2. OUTDOOR LEADER research paper

3. Auragram Self evaluation

4. Three Response Papers -
Willi Unsoeld Memorial
Tom Hornbein: Heroes
Jeffrey R. Holland: "Come Unto Me"
5. Mid - Term Exam -

6. Final Exam -

7. ENDURANCE Presentation

8. ATTENDANCE
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002