This flagship track helps students develop skills in leadership and knowledge for improving organizational and employee effectiveness related to productivity, workplace learning, work satisfaction, performance, morale and/or quality of work life.
|Degree Completion Requirements||Hours|
|1||General education classes – transferred credits or completed at UofL||31|
|2||Work Specialization/ PLA Award||Up to 48|
|3||Core Courses||24 - 29|
|5||Elective Courses||5 - 44|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
|LEAD 300/307 Prior Learning Assessment (take within the first year)||3|
|LEAD 311 Needs Assessment||3|
|LEAD 316 Instructional Strategies and Group Facilitation Techniques||3|
|LEAD 341 Managing Projects in the Workplace||3|
|LEAD 411 Human Resources Fundamentals||3|
|LEAD 442 Supporting Organizational Change||3|
|LEAD 540 Program Exit (Culminating Undergraduate Experience/Practicum)||3 - 8|
|LEAD 578 Workplace and Information Ethics||3|
|Total Credit Hours||24 - 29|
|Course List (Choose 4)||Hours|
|LEAD 312 Designing Learning||3|
|LEAD 314 Diversity in the Workplace (SB) (D1)||3|
|LEAD 332 Measuring & Evaluating Effectiveness||3|
|LEAD 412 Coaching & Talent Management||3|
|LEAD 420 Conflict Management in the Workplace||3|
|LEAD 460 Adult Learning & Diversity||3|
|LEAD 490 Leadership & Management||3|
|LEAD 575 Instructional Technology||3|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
You will be required to complete a field project at the end of the program. The project may be conducted in your place of employment, with an approved on-site supervisor.
LEAD 300/307 Prior Learning Assessment (Portfolio Class)
This course taken in the first semester introduces students to the process of producing a prior learning assessment portfolio/documentation of workplace learning (learning outside of the college classroom). Up to 42 credit hours may be awarded for documented work-place learning.
LEAD 311 Needs Assessment
This course addresses occupationally specific training and organizational needs. Students develop a proposal to conduct a needs assessment and a customized data collection instrument.
LEAD 312 Designing Learning
This course, which must be taken within the first two semesters, teaches the student to develop curriculum relevant to specific job requirements in occupations. It includes tasks analysis, measurable performance objectives, lesson designs, and course material development.
LEAD 314 Diversity in the Workplace
This course examines the challenges and rewards of individual and group differences within workplaces. It focuses on application of cultural competence and diversity solutions to meet group, organizational, and societal development goals.
LEAD 316 Instructional Strategies and Group Facilitation Techniques
This course addresses instructional design strategies and group facilitation techniques for workplace and educational based initiatives. Students deliver critiqued lessons to communicate knowledge and skills needed for successful workforce advancement.
LEAD 332 Measuring and Evaluating Effectiveness
This course teaches the student how to assess the effectiveness of instructional programs and learning in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Prerequisite: LEAD 312.
LEAD 341 Manage Projects Work
This course teaches the student to create and manage learning facilities, events and assignments, including budgets, tasks and resources. Tools and skills of Project Management are emphasized.
LEAD 411 Human Resource Fundamentals
This course is an overview of roles in field of resource management in context of the overall field of HRM, the relationship to workplace performance and the roles and competencies required in workforce leadership.
LEAD 412 Coaching and Talent Management
This course addresses knowledge, skills, and dispositions for workforce leaders in talent management, career development, and coaching strategies to maximize performance and goal attainment at individual, group, and organizational levels.
LEAD 420 Negotiation and Conflict Management
This course addresses the study and discussion of conflict, its types, sources, and processes with special emphasis in organizational conflict. Additionally, it introduces students to negotiation, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
LEAD 442 Supporting Organizational Change
This course focuses on the reasons for and causes of change in organizations, and the professional and personal competencies to support change.
LEAD 460 Adult Learning and Diversity
This course focuses on theories and principles of adult learning and diversity with emphasis on their application to the education and helping professions as well as applications of career planning and talent management.
LEAD 490 Leadership and Management
This course introduces students to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling as they apply to leadership of workplace learning and performance.
LEAD 575 Instructional Technology
This course provides knowledge and hands-on understanding on current and emerging workforce instructional technologies. Students will learn the theoretical foundation of technology-assisted learning, and various techniques for designing and delivering technology-enhanced learning solutions. Prerequisites: LEAD 311
LEAD 578 Workplace & Information Ethics
This course focuses on ethical perspectives at individual, group, organizational and societal levels as they apply to leadership in workplaces and management of organizational information; includes examination of social responsibility.
LEAD 540 Program Exit Experience
This is the final course and intended to show mastery of the program standards. It includes two components: 1) a supervised professional work experience related to the student’s program and professional goals; 2) a professional portfolio with reflection paper that analyzes learning related to the Workforce Leadership and Performance standards. Students must submit an Application for practicum one semester prior to enrollment.