PUBS108 Leadership and Influence in Emergency Response

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
PUBS108 Leadership and Influence in Emergency Response Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
PUBS101 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course will provide students with an overview of the theory and concepts of leadership and leadership development. The course will examine leadership as it influences an emergency services organization and the various approaches those in leadership positions will take. Topics will include chain of command, incident command, and the management of personnel.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    The student will be able to:
    1. demonstrate an understanding and articulation of the theoretical base of leadership and organizational behavior;
    2. describe various decision making models and communicate implications of these in emergency management;
    3. identify the information required to assess his/her personal leadership styles and the styles of others; and
    4. identify the information required to demonstrate leadership skills needed by emergency management personnel.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction, Course Objectives, Expectations
    2. Models of Organization
    3. Definition and Significance of Leadership
    4. Theories of Leadership
    5. Communication and Liaison Roles
    6. Organizational Decision Making
    7. Conflict Management Styles
    8. Personal Styles
    9. Exercising Leadership/Exercising Power
    10. Motivation
    11. Group Dynamics
    12. Transformational, Collaborative, and Principle-Centered Leadership
    13. Leadership Ethics

  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals: � Not Applicable
  4. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  5. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

      Textbook (s) approved by the Department

      Various Handouts Provided In Class

      See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
The instructor uses lecture, power point, video, and selected handouts for the class presentations. Students will work collaboratively for class presentations to assist them in the development of their organization skills.

Review/Approval Date - 6/06; Archived 11/12