End of course reflection on “Leadership and Applied Ethics”
Using the following as guidelines:
On completing the course, the students will be able to:
1. Describe and apply core ethical principles to the practice of leadership. (Program objectives 1, 2) 2.Examine
the moral principles underlying key normative theoretical models of
leadership. Thisanalysis will be used for interdisciplinary small
groups to develop an instructional module for
dissemination. (Program Objective 4)
3. Analyze self and character strengths and weaknesses as a moral person, manager and leader.(Program objectives 1, 2)
organizational and societal challenges posed by ethical leadership or
lack of ethicalleadership and propose strategies for addressing these
challenges. (Program objective 5)
5. Apply a
virtue-based leadership model of responsibility, authenticity and
presence to own practicesetting and develop a personal professional
development plan. (Program objective 1, 2)
Relationship to Programmatic Themes:
Jesuit values/mission: Students are expected to engage in a process
of critical self-reflection(discernment) in exploring components of self
as moral person and leader. Part of the continuedprocess of
formation as a leader is the understanding of the role of the leader as
moral agents in takingaction that makes a difference in the outcome.
Fundamental to leadership is respect for others andrespect for human
dignity or cura personalis. The learning community of students and
model this throughout the course.
Interdisciplinary: Leaders must recognize and support the talents of
others in working togethertoward organizational goals. Complex,
contemporary problems often require multiple disciplines coming together,
respecting one another’s contributions in working towards a solution.
Leaders whohave a strong moral compass and acute self-awareness are in a
good position to facilitate thecollaboration of others. Students will
engage in interdisciplinary dialogue throughout the course in online
discussions and a team-based project.