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Leadership Communication

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An examination of historical and contemporary theories of leadership, exploring the uses, abuses and meaning of power in leadership situations and relationships. The course develops an understanding of the role of communication in facilitating or hindering leadership, identifies the tensions between individuals and communities in a variety of contexts, and applies conflict management principles to those tensions. Students successfully completing this course will become aware of their own leadership styles, develop the ability to improve communication in conflict situations, develop collaborative skills, synthesize information from a variety of sources and apply that information to ethically improving leadership in contextually appropriate ways.