This course examines contemporary and traditional models and theories of leadership. A central feature to this course is the examination of how theory may be put into practice. Emphasis will be given to leadership styles and behaviors in a variety of organizational contexts. Students will explore the roles of collaboration, ethics, creativity, and influence during the leadership process. Students will be challenged to critcally examine their experiences and observations of leadership behaviors in themselves and others in a variety of situations. This course will utilize a variety of learning strategies, including but not limited to assigned readings, videos, case studies, lectures, research and writing, group discussions, and group activities.