Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Leadership Skagit

 Title Abbreviation:   LEADERSHIP SKAGIT

 Department:    BUS

 Course #:    290

 Credits:    17

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    17.5

 CIP:    521401

 EPC:    524

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Study the issues challenging our region. Explore different locations, industries and resources in Skagit County. Focus on critical topics such as history and sense of place, law and justice, economy and economic development, community services and health, and arts and culture. Meet with local leaders, identify existing resources and learn how to apply leadership skills to current issues in each of these areas. Directly apply leadership skills to choose, plan, and complete a service project in partnership with a local nonprofit agency. Identify individual strengths and weaknesses as a community leader. Learn to lead through times of change, innovation and other challenges. Focus on ethics and stewardship, interpersonal communications, teamwork, group process, equity, diversity, inclusion, conflict resolution, managing change, and public speaking.


Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 132

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 121

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Critically assess and enhance personal leadership abilities.
  2. Access community resources and influence decision-making processes within the community.
  3. Communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse community groups.
  4. Incorporate high ethical standards and respect for diversity into personal value systems.
  5. Be part of a network of community leaders who share a common goal of community stewardship.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Leadership Models. Leadership Development.
  2. Ethics & Stewardship. Interpersonal Communication.
  3. Team work, Group Process. Valuing equity, diversity and inclusion.
  4. Meeting Management. Decision-making Models.
  5. Conflict Resolution. Skagit County History.
  6. Skagit County Law & Justice. Skagit County Economy & Economic Development.
  7. Skagit County Community Services. Skagit County Health.
  8. Skagit County Arts & Culture. Managing Change.
  9. Public Speaking.