Public Administration Leadership & Community Engagement – PADM 485

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/02/2021

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. 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.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

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.
    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

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

Discussions (3)

Reflection Paper Assignments (3)

Servant Leadership PowerPoint Presentation Assignment

Public Service Leadership Proposal Assignment

Student Leadership Portfolio Assignment