Organizational Leadership (ORGL)

ORGL 600   Personal Development Skills Process Group   3 Units

Students will participate in a process group training experience led by a trained faculty facilitator. They will grow in the critical relational skills that are necessary to lead well, have stimulating interactive times and receive targeted feedback. Students will have a confidential place for personal character development.

ORGL 600A   Personal Development Skills Process Group (A)   0 Units

Students will participate in a process group training experience led by a trained faculty facilitator. They will grow in the critical relational skills that are necessary to lead well, have stimulating interactive times and receive targeted feedback. Students will have a confidential place for personal character development.

ORGL 600B   Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)   3 Units

Students will participate in a process group training experience led by a trained faculty facilitator. They will grow in the critical relational skills that are necessary to lead well, have stimulating interactive times and receive targeted feedback. Students will have a confidential place for personal character development.

ORGL 601   Organizational Leadership and Character Development   3 Units

Students will gain a historical overview of leadership theory development and effective leadership characteristics. The Townsend Character-Growth Model and its seven developmental character structures will be a focus for student learning. A beginning integrative framework between Christian theology and leadership research and theory will be established.

ORGL 602   Building Healthy Culture and Performance   3 Units

The various aspects of organizational structure will be explored. Students will learn how leaders create a healthy culture that drives individual, team and organizational performance. Various drivers and obstacles to performance will be discussed along with strategies to enhance performance.

ORGL 603   Leadership Styles, Neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence   3 Units

Students will gain an overview of the different styles of leading a team or organization. The latest research from neuroscience will be explored and applied to leadership. Students will understand the concept of emotional intelligence and its different relational and self-management skills.

ORGL 604   Leading Change and Motivation   3 Units

The major drivers or inhibitors of motivation and organizational change will be explored. Students will learn the leadership competencies to provide rapid, profound and sustainable change. This course will also focus on how to assess and make structural changes in the organization's culture that make change easier.

ORGL 605   Team Building, Conflict Management and Managing Difficult People   3 Units

Students will learn the key elements of a high performing team and how to build each element. An eight-step process for managing conflict will be presented. Students will develop the skills to manage team members who have a challenging character structure and contentious relationships.

ORGL 606   Leadership and Transformation   3 Units

Students will learn the different affective, cognitive and behavioral strategies that lead to transformational change in a coaching relationship. Emphasis will be placed on creative affective experiences that lead to character growth. Students will learn to design leadership programs for organizations.

ORGL 607   Decision Making, Creativity and Problem Solving   3 Units

Students will learn various decision-making strategies and the common pitfalls to good decisions. The critical role that creativity plays in leadership will be explored. Using a variety of methods, students will gain experience in creativity and problem-solving.

ORGL 608   Capstone Seminar in Organizational Leadership   3 Units

Students will write a scholarly article or do research to be presented at the Townsend Institute's annual conference. Students will have direct communication with Dr. Townsend on ideas for the project and during the writing process. Research and scholarly writing skills will be taught. The Institute's Faculty will help students in taking the next steps in their career. Graduation Application Fee: $184.

ORGL 610   Leadership and Organizational Assessment   3 Units

This course will review the various assessment instruments for individual leaders, team and entire organizations such as: Emotional Competency Inventory; Kolb Learning Style Inventory; Inventory of Leadership Styles; Organizational Climate Survey. Students will learn how to communicate findings to leaders and empower them.

ORGL 611   Systems and Project Management   3 Units

Leadership requires the capacity to get things done on a scalable level, from large projects to designing systems that integrate resources in the proper channels. This involves thinking strategically, accumulating resources, bringing the right talent into the right terms and driving the process.

ORGL 612   Executive Coaching and Character Development   3 Units

The study of history, professional roles, ethics and responsibilities of the coaching profession. Students will learn the Townsend character-based model as it applies to coaching. This course includes how to establish the professional coaching agreement, the distinction from consulting and psychotherapy and making referrals to other support professionals.

ORGL 613   Developing the Executive Coaching Relationship   3 Units

Students will learn the skills to create a coaching relationship that establishes trust, understanding, acceptance and active exploration of the underlying issues driving performance. These interpersonal skills include attunement, immediacy, confrontation, powerful questioning and observation of themes. The course includes assessing the clients character structure and strengths, designing actions, planning and goal setting and managing progress and accountability.

ORGL 614   Advanced Executive Coaching   3 Units

Students will develop advanced skills to deal with resistance and obstacles to performance. Students will learn process group skills to lead their own groups. Students will become proficient in coaching clients in the following areas: financial, marital and parenting. Students will learn how to build, market and manage their coaching practice. Prerequisite: ORGL 613.