Strategic Leadership in the 21st Century – BMAL 780

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This is the capstone class for the Doctorate in Strategic Leadership DSL program and allows students to synthesize knowledge gained in previous courses into a cohesive view of leadership. This courses focuses on the critical knowledge and skills that leaders must master in order to be successful.

Prerequisite

BMAL 700

Rationale

The strategic leadership content of this course recaps learning outcomes throughout the DSL program and is a cumulative in-depth exploration of the leadership development process. Each week students explore and develop different components of strategic leadership development. This course support's the biblical mandate to make disciples and consequently developing leaders. This course supports students to reflect on their own leadership development and call to serve and develop others. 

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify biblical principles in the strategic leadership role and process
  2. Assess how leadership behavior affects organizational performance
  3. Describe effective strategic leadership practices
  4. Identify and analyze skills required for effective leadership development
  5. Synthesize a cohesive approach to strategic leadership's role and influence on organizational effectiveness.
  6. Apply leadership theory and models in workplace or ministry context from a biblical perspective
  7. Develop an effective strategic leadership development plan

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (6)

The purpose of the Discussion forum is to support a collaborative learning process. The initial post must be at least 400 words and demonstrate a knowledge in applying the weekly reading assignments. The initial post should be supported with a minimum of two scholarly sources.  A minimum of two replies are required to other student's initial posts and should be a minimum of 250 words.

All sources must be properly cited and referenced in APA format within the initial post. 

Papers (2)

There are two formal papers that should be a minimum of 4-5 pages of content, not including the title and reference pages. No abstracts or Table of Contents (TOC) are required. They must be formatted to comply with APA formatting. In addition to the text, at least 6 scholarly peer-reviewed sources must be included. All papers need to be submitted via SafeAssign.

Annotated Bibliographies (3)

There are three annotated bibliographies. Each should include a minimum of 10 peer reviewed sources. A minimum of 4-5 pages of content are required, not including the title and reference pages. No TOC is required. All bibliography sources should also be listed in the reference page. APA formatting is required.

Literature Review (3)

There are three literature review assignments. Each should include a minimum of 10 peer reviewed sources. A minimum of 4-5 pages of content are required, not including the title and reference pages. No TOC is required. APA formatting is required.