Why Take This Course?
Relationships are at the center of our lives. The ability to develop healthy, vibrant relationships is essential to our success and happiness as leaders at home, work, church, and community. Without this ability, leadership falls flat and unhappiness is certain.
This course is an exploration of relationships—what makes your relationships work and what doesn’t. You will identify your key relationships and learn to more fully understand and improve them. You will read, write, discuss, and experiment. As part of the leadership project in this course, you will invite close friends and family members to complete an Interpersonal Analysis about you that will open your eyes to how others view you. In the final project you will analyze what you have learned about yourself and others throughout the semester, and share your findings with your mentor and peers. This course will prepare you for Social Leadership B where you will take your leadership to the next level and actually start leading others to improve the world. If you want to improve the key relationships in your life, this course is for you.
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
|How can Social Leadership help me live a meaningful life?||How can I build peaceful and powerful relationships?||How can I use principles and techniques to build my relationships?||How can I develop and express my Voice?|
|What is Social Leadership? How are relationships connected to Social Leadership?||What relationships do I have that need to be improved?||How can I be a Social Leader among peers?||How can I develop all four elements of my Voice?|
|What is Voice?||What is Wholehearted Living? How does this help create peaceful relationships?||Why is the home an important place for Social Leadership?||What is Social Leadership? What is "Mission"? How are the two related?|
|Which are my most important relationships?||What is the difference between a Heart at Peace and a Heart at War?||How can I use leadership techniques without treating others as objects?||What can I do to continue to improve my relationships?|
|How can I lead in the "Age of Wisdom"?||What does it mean to be in the box? What is collusion?||How can I get along with others and help them feel at ease around me?||How can I express my Voice?|
|How can I lead people, not things?||How can I consistently live outside "the box" in my relationships?||How can I meaningfully influence others tactfully and thoughtfully?|
|How does my way of being influence others?||What techniques can I use to improve and strengthen relationships?|
Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase
|The Arbinger Institute||The Anatomy of Peace|
|Dale Carnegie||How to Win Friends and Influence People|
|Donald Miller||Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy|
|Brene Brown||The Gifts of Imperfection (optional)|
|BestSelf Co.||SELF Journal|
- Recommended Grade: 10th (Sophomore)
- Prerequisites: None
- Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 5
- Format: Live / Self-Paced
- Credits: 0.5