The Personal Development of the Leader – CLED 365

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

Course Description

This course is designed to help the student examine the life of the leader: In addition to examining the development of an individual’s leadership skills, several other issues will be explored such as the ordering of one’s private world, the personal character of the leader, and becoming a leader that lasts.


CLED 300 or 310


Leadership courses tend to focus on helping the student develop his/her skills as leaders. This course, however, focuses on the personal character development of the leader. By studying portraits of leaders in the Bible and by examining the process of ordering one’s private world, it is hoped that the student develops into a Christian leader who stands the test of time.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyze the personal skill development of the leader.
  2. Explain the process of an ordered private world.
  3. Identify hindrances to effective leadership.
  4. Evaluate the necessary character of an effective leader.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion Board Forums (4)


The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge.


In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–250 words.

Papers (4)

The student will write four 1,000–1,500-word research-based papers in current Turabian format that focuses on the specified topic. Each paper must include at least 4 citations from the course textbooks and the Bible.

Exams (3)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned as well as the previous module/week. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.