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CFL Integrated Learning

Summary:  Upon declaring the minor, students are assigned a coach, provided a list of mentors, and expected to mentor others.  In LDRS 201, students put into practice servant leadership.  In LDRS 291, students learn four perspectives on leading change; in LDRS 391 they apply those perspectives by engaging in a consulting project for a local organization.  In LDRS 399, students leverage a work experience to further enhance their skills and self-knowledge.  (Students also choose two courses from other disciplines to enhance their knowledge and skill in different areas.)  Finally, in LDRS 401, students reflect on their CFL experiences and work with Hope’s Career Development Center to better tell their story to future employers.

  • LDRS 201: Introduction to Leadership (2 credit hours). Students learn what it means to be a servant leader from a Christian perspective, and they learn by reading, reflecting, and doing.

“The class was very rewarding and I recommend every student take it. It will help students learn so much that is crucial to know about themselves at this age.” — Meredith Faas.

  • LDRS 231: Entrepreneurial Leadership (4 credit hours) Students learn the process of starting a for-profit or non-profit business, and they learn by reading, reflecting, and doing.

“The entrepreneurial class was an experience like no other.  It was something that was different than any other being that it was a class designed around the idea of creating something and growing it. Instead of doing typical textbook learning, and typical classroom lectures, this class’ main idea seemed to be finding the entrepreneur in you.” – Russell Fife

  • LDRS 291: Leadership and Service I (2 credit hours) Students learn about four perspectives of change: Telling, Forcing, Participating and Transcending and reflect on how they will change the world.
  • LDRS 391: Leadership and Service II (2 credit hours) Students take one more step toward changing the world by applying change strategies, building a team, are introduced to consulting and solving a problem for a local organization.

"Leadership and Service II was...one of my favorite classes....The course is set up as one big consulting project.  I was not given petty time consuming assignments, didn’t have my hand held, and was able to 'do something that actually mattered.' I was treated as a professional who had important skills and knowledge that would benefit [the client].  My classmates and I were able to come together as a team and learn not only the consulting processes but how to work on a team, work for a client, and work with subject matter experts." -- Morgan Boersma

  • LDRS 399: Internship (4 credit hours). Students deepen their emotional, social, organizational, and cultural intelligence, and sense of calling by integrating work (12 hrs/week x 12 weeks = 144 hours), reading, and reflecting.  NOTE: Students can petition the CFL director to fulfill the LDRS 399 course requirement through The Philadelphia Center (or Chicago Semester, or other Hope approved department or program) if the following conditions are met: (i) students receive permission from the CFL director prior to the alternate experience; (ii) students complete an additional reading on emotional intelligence and paper that integrates the reading, the experience, and their life; (iii) students discuss that paper with a member of the CFL staff; and (iv) students submit a substitution form to the Registrar upon completion of the requirements.
  • LDRS 401: Capstone (2 credit hours). Students continue their transition from college by integrating their CFL experiences with the assistance of their peers, Career Development experts, community leaders, and alumni.

“I have become more aware of who I am, who I am not, what my weaknesses are, what my strengths are, when I am succeeding, when I am failing, when I am holding myself accountable, and when I am not. That’s what LDRS 401 and three months time has shown me.” — Reed Swift

  • CFL Coaching for LDRS Minors:  The purpose of CFL Coaching is to help student answer the questions Who Am I? and What Will I Do?  and to enhance their emotional and social intelligence competencies.  The process begins when students declare the leadership minor (Minor in Organizational Leadership Practice).  Upon declaring the minor, students are connected with CFL coach, Mark de Roo, who performs an assessment and connects with our mentoring program, in which student mentor and are mentored.
  • 8 Communication Credits:Normally two of the following four Communication courses: COMM 210 (Interpersonal Communication), COMM 220 (Task Group Leadership), COMM 330 (Organizational Communication), COMM 335 (Leadership Skills and Perspectives); however, exceptions have been granted.  See the “Course Requirements” table above.  To receive an exception, contact the CFL Director before enrolling.
Focus Communication Emphasis Entrepreneurship
Emphasis
Other*** Emphasis
Who am I? What will I do?

Starting the Transition

0 Credits

Mentoring Program –     see CFL   Coach

0 Credits

Mentoring Program –  see CFL Coach

0 Credits

Mentoring Program – see CFL Coach

 

Servant Leadership, Team-building, Service Learning Opportunities

2 Credits

LDRS 201

2 Credits

LDRS 201

2 Credits

LDRS 201

 

Perspectives on Change; Participative Consulting Opportunity

4 Credits

total (2
each course)

LDRS 291
LDRS 391

4 Credits

total (2 each course)

LDRS 291
LDRS 391

4 Credits

total (2 each course)

LDRS 291
LDRS 391

 

Complementary Knowledge and Skill Building

8 Credits

Normally, two from
COMM 210, 220,
330, 335**

8 Credits

Substitute LDRS 231*, the Philadelphia Semester entrepreneurship course or 4 credits of LDRS 390: Independent Study; for one COMM requirement; substitute COMM 257, ART 205, CSCI 295, ACCT 221 or MGMT 331 for the other COMM requirement.

8 Credits

*Please contact us if you would like to explore an emphasis not shown in this chart.

 

Emotional, Organizational- and Cultural-Intelligence

4 Credits

LDRS 399, Chicago Semester or Philadelphia Semester Internship****

4 Credits

LDRS 399, Chicago Semester or Philadelphia Semester Internship****, or 4 credit internship from another Hope program.

4 Credits

LDRS 399, Chicago Semester or Philadelphia Semester Internship****, or 4 credit internship from another Hope program.

 

Making the Transition

2 Credits

LDRS 401

2 Credits

LDRS 401

2 Credits

LDRS 401

*Required for CFL Start-up Incubator

**Exceptions granted for other COMM courses with prior approval from CFL director

***See CFL Director to customize minor to your desired field of study.

****Exceptions granted for international opportunities and internship course work in various majors; prior approval is required from CFL director

NOTE: Emphases do not appear on students’ transcript, they are for planning purposes only.