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 LEAD Courses

The LEAD courses below teach the practical application of leadership and service through interactive activities and reflection in the classroom environment.  These courses are free, non-credit bearing courses that are open to all students and do not affect students’ financial aid.  Available on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses, LEAD courses meet once per week and do not involve extensive work outside the classroom.  Students can register for these courses through WINGS in the same way they register for all other courses and will receive either an “S” (Satisfactory) or “U” (Unsatisfactory) on their transcript for completion of the course.

 LEAD 1000: Self Leadership

The purpose of this non-credit course is to help new students at Georgia Southern University begin to develop their leadership skills and potential. This course seeks to enhance students’ opportunities for success by focusing on developing both their personal and leadership skills. It is an intentional approach to developing freshmen who aspire to be leaders in college and in their careers.

LEAD 1000 features a variety of experiential learning exercises to challenge you to grow as a student and as a leader. The course will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and resources you need to become a successful member of the Georgia Southern community and a lifelong leader. Throughout the fifteen week course, you will build confidence in yourself and your abilities to work effectively with others.

LEAD 2000: Collaborative Leadership

This course is intended to clarify the meaning of strategic group leadership and assists students in becoming leaders for both their own careers and for their own organizations. Students will learn about the role they play in teams, the power of motivation, developing trust in teams, and the importance of group dynamics. The strategic group leadership process also empowers students to recognize a problem, intervene, and apply a solution or resolution. Students will identify their own strengths and weaknesses in leading groups.

LEAD 3000: Rethinking Community Leadership

This course is intended to help students achieve a deeper understanding of the concept of community and to help them identify the communities of which they are a part. In so doing, students will learn to use a critical lens to familiarize themselves with social issues and concepts that influence their ability to facilitate, embrace, engage, and lead within community. Discussions will encompass the complex and often messy concept of community while identifying convictions that influence leadership and structure through an exploration of the larger concept of community engagement. Consideration of historical context and its influences on the lived experience of community will provide students the opportunity to wrestle with the complexity of social issues and how to effectively exercise leadership in the midst of such issues.

Last updated: 10/8/2020