Leadership and Awareness of Self and Others
Students are advised that this course will follow the timetable of either Plan A or Plan B (see below) and they should make note of both in their personal calendars. Based on the instructions of VST Administration following public health authorities, you will be notified – likely in late summer – about which timetable we will use. If you need to make travel arrangements, you are also advised to wait until the plan is determined.
This course provides an introduction to leadership studies. It focuses especially on awareness of oneself and others, which is a foundational requirement for public and pastoral leaders. When we know ourselves in relation to God, gain insight into how our personal history shapes our perceptions and behaviors, and understand the crucial role of interpersonal relationships in leadership, we can serve as a positive influence in the life of a community or organization.
This course is required for all MA-PPL and M.Div. students, and is a prerequisite for the Leadership Studio (PT651/652) and TFE2. Most students will take PT501 to fulfill requirements of a degrees such as the MDIV, MATS, MA-PPL, or MA-IIS. Others may consult the registrar.
Plan A: Weekend Intensive Format
If offered in this format, the course will be taught over three days, October 22-24, 2020, on campus at VST. The class will meet from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursday evening, October 22, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
If offered in this format, the course will not be available online. All students must attend all sessions of the course in person.
Plan B: Online Format
The course in this format will taught entirely online in five sessions:
- Session 1: Wednesday, September 23, 6 – 9pm
- Session 2: Wednesday, October 7, 6 – 9pm
- Session 3: Wednesday, October 21, 6 – 9pm
- Session 4: Saturday, October 24, 9am – 12pm
- Session 5: Saturday, October 24, 1:30 – 4:30pm
All times are Vancouver time (PST)
If offered in this format, the course must be taken synchronously. All students must attend all sessions of the course online at the time it is taught live.