Public Administration Leadership & Community Engagement – PADM 485

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

Course Description

Leadership is a key factor in any institution, especially in the public sector. As such, this course examines and develops public leadership skills for the 21st century by embracing community interaction and engagement. Students will be exposed to theoretical leadership concepts in real world situations, as well as, Biblical principles of leadership while being able to examine their own personal style of leadership.


GOVT 200


This course will compliment the Public Administration program by providing students with leadership concepts and tools that are derived from a public administration perspective and a Biblically Christian worldview. Upon completion of the class, the student will have an understanding of core leadership concepts and be able to apply them to the private and non-profit sectors.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Analyze key theoretical perspectives and leadership concepts;
    2. Discover how leadership styles can influence outcomes and results;
    3. Formulate a personal philosophy of leadership;
    4. Demonstrate how public leadership and community engagement are mutually beneficial;
    5. Discuss major Public Administration theories that influence how citizens are engaged, and
    6. Produce a final project that incorporates a Biblical worldview and theoretical concepts of inclusive leadership.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Leadership Reflection Papers (3)

PowerPoint Presentation

Meeting Proposal

Student Leadership Portfolio