Interpersonal Skills for Tomorrow's Leaders (3) Study of concepts of self identity, values and interpersonal relations as related to professional and personal life.
AEE 201 Interpersonal Skills for Tomorrow's Leaders (3)
The purpose of the course is to aid students in becoming competent in conducting interpersonal relationships in their daily life, and to help students acquire skills basic to becoming a leader in their personal life. The following topics will be addressed. A framework for interpersonal skill development sets the stage for improving one's interpersonal skill. Understanding individual differences addresses information that is the foundation of effective interpersonal relations. Interpersonal communications deals with skills in sending and receiving messages. Developing teamwork skills sensitizes the student to a vital set of skills in the workplace as well as organizations. Group problem-solving and decision making provides additional skill in collaborative efforts. Cross-cultural relations and diversity develops cross-cultural skills in the classroom, community organizations and the work place. Resolving conflicts develops skills in finding constructive solutions to differences of opinion and disputes with others. Becoming an effective leader addresses: 1) exercising effective leadership in clubs, organizations and the workplace, 2) motivating and helping others to develop and grow through coaching, counseling and teaching, 3) using power and influence for constructive purposes, and 4) translating ethical behaviors into usable skills. Each class meeting will focus on one or more concepts related to leadership and interpersonal skill development. Students will be provided a number of experiential activities that help them practice a particular set of skills. In addition, students will be required to complete a service learning project applying their leadership and interpersonal skills with individuals in the community who are in need of their help.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.