Master of Arts in Servant Leadership

Summer 2017 Course Dates

Change Your Life, Change the World.

  • Register online through VitNet beginning January 23, 2017
  • Course listing is tentative, check website for verification.
  • Dates listed below are required class meeting days.
  • Room and book lists will be listed on VitNet.

SUMMER INSTITUTE
NOTE: Start Dates and End Dates are individualized per each course.

  • NEW SPECIAL TOPICS COURSE
    SVLD 546 Teaching, Leading, Serving, Tom Thibodeau, Seminar
    START DATE  June 5, 2017 - END DATE: July 9, 2017, 3 cr. Elective course
    Meeting Dates: June 12, 13, 14, 15, Time: Noon to 8:00 pm daily
    Every servant leader is a teacher and every teacher is a servant leader. This course will be both theoretical and practical. This is an exploration and experience of servant leadership as a skill which can be taught and learned in a variety of settings. Foundations will be built, curriculum will be developed, presented, and practiced. Every organization needs to be teaching leadership and service. The mere act of teaching means that one wishes the world well.”

  • SVLD 551 Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, Matthew Bersagel Braley, Seminar,
    START DATE  June 12, 2017 - END DATE: July 16, 2017, 3 cr. Elective course
    Meeting Dates: June 19, 20, 21, 22, Time: Noon to 8:00 pm daily
    This course examines theories and practices of peacemaking and conflict resolution and their application to interpersonal, communal, and global relationships. Restorative justice and truth and reconciliation efforts are explored in-depth through readings, practice, and conversations with practitioners in the field.

  • NEW SPECIAL TOPICS COURSE
    SVLD 546 Wisdom and Leadership, Rick Kyte, Seminar,
    START DATE  June 9, 2017 - END DATE: July 13, 2017, 3 cr. Elective course
    Meeting Dates: June 16-17, June 23-24
    Time: Fridays: 5:30 to 10 pm, Saturdays 8:00 am to - 5:00 pm
    The chief difference between Servant Leadership and most other contemporary leadership theories comes from Robert Greenleaf’s insight that, in addition to a sincere desire to serve, a robust understanding of people and the world is more important for developing leadership potential than any particular set of skills, techniques, or capacities.  But how does one develop such an understanding?  Greenleaf himself was aided by reading certain texts in the humanities - “great books”- which set forth fundamental ideas about human nature.  This course will thus focus on a few great thinkers and their key ideas, including Plato on the idea of goodness, Augustine on the idea of love, Freud on the idea of the self, and Emerson on the idea of experience, and explore the practical relevance of those ideas in our world today. 

Offered in July, these courses are electives for the MASL program, and core courses for the Graduate Certificate: Ethical Leadership in Organizations
  • ETHL 531 Interpersonal and Organizational Excellence I, Rick Kyte and Nicole Van Ert, Seminar, START DATE: July 3, 2017 - END DATE: August 8, 2017
    Meeting Dates and Time: July 10, 11, 12, 13, Time: 8 am - 5 pm,  Elective course,
    Ethical leadership in organizations is designed for people who want to learn how to lead effective, ethical change within their organizations. Participants will acquire practical knowledge of servant leadership and ethical decision-making. Participants will also learn specific leadership strategies, based upon a proven training program that will establish long-lasting and significant transformation of the workplace culture. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows participants to tailor the program.

  • ETHL 532 Interpersonal and Organizational Excellence II, Tom Thibodeau, Seminar, START DATE: July 3, 2017 - END DATE: August 18, 2017
    Meeting Dates and Time: July 24, 25, 26, 27, Time: 8 am - 5 pm, Elective course

    Ethical leadership in organizations is designed for people who want to learn how to lead effective, ethical change within their organizations. Participants will expand their practical knowledge of servant leadership and ethical decision-making from ETHL 531. Participants will also learn reflection and renewal as effective leadership tools, conflict resolution techniques, the importance of community, mentor leadership stories from local leaders, and more. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows participants to tailor the program to their personal, professional, and needs.