Master of Arts in Servant Leadership

Summer 2018 Course Dates

Change Your Life, Change the World.

  • Register online through VitNet beginning January 22, 2018
  • 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.

  • SVLD 546 Teaching, Leading, Serving
    Tom Thibodeau, Seminar3 cr. Elective course
    Meeting Dates: June 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018
    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 690 Colloquium
    Pamela Dixon, Seminar, Core course
    Meeting Dates: June 18, 19, 20, 21, 2018
    Time: Noon to 8:00 pm daily
    As a culmination of their program, students will complete an extended literature review on a specific topic in the field of servant leadership. Themes from the literature and recommendations for implementation will be presented in a formal written paper and in an oral presentation to a seminar of their peers. Prerequisite: 501, 502, 504.

  • SVLD 565 Stewardship: Franciscan Theology of Environmental Stewardship
    Rick Kyte, Seminar, 3 cr. Elective course
    Meeting Dates: June 22-23, 2018 and June 29-30, 2018
    Time: Fridays: 5:30 to 10 pm, Saturdays 8:00 am to - 5:00 pm
    At the heart of a Franciscan theology of environment is the notion of ecological stewardship - a responsibility and opportunity to embrace the cosmic earth story with an attitude of care for the planetary household of God. Stewardship understood in this way is another key characteristic of a servant leader. This course will examine ecological guidelines for behavior (ethos) for the household (oikos), and explore the relationship between environmental justice and issues of social justice.

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
    Meeting Dates and Time: July 9 - 12, 2018.
    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
    Meeting Dates and Time: July 23 - 26, 2018.
    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.