Professional Development

MAPD 5302 (3-3-0) Servant Leadership and Worldviews (S-L)

(MALA 5302)

This course will prepare students to be servant leaders with a strong Biblical worldview exploring the key components of effective leadership within the context of the Christian value system. After featuring an introduction to the concept and structure of “worldviews” and an exploration of various worldview alternatives, students will translate the practical aspects of leadership and how it applies to real-world situations. This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MAPD 5305 (3-3-0) Introduction to Leadership Studies (S-L)

This course will be a survey of the key components of effective servant leadership within the context of the Christian value system. It will include studies of leadership theories, ethics, values, attitudes, character development, leadership behavior, and the role of power and influence. Special emphasis will be placed on developing the skills necessary for effective servant leadership. This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

MAPD 5310 (3-3-0) Foundational Life Coaching I

(COMA 4350)

Students will learn the key concepts, theories, models, and eleven core competencies as defined by the International Coaching Federation. This course will explore the philosophical and biblical foundations of coaching as a human developmental methodology and its potential as a career option. The basic structure and techniques of interviewing and listening will be introduced and practiced. Instruction is largely experiential and is designed to engage students with little or no experience in counseling or coaching as well as experienced practitioners. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall.

MAPD 5315 (3-3-0) Foundational Life Coaching II

(COMA 4351)

This course is built on the advanced application of the ICF Definition of Coaching, ICF Core Competencies, and the ICF Code of Ethics. Students will prepare for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in a weekly webinar setting of supervised interaction with an ICF credentialed coach and improve personal coaching skills in live coaching situations. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall.

MAPD 5316 (3-3-0) Developing Coaching Skills

(COMA 4352)

Students will experiment with different coaching models and learn to distinguish between the effects of various techniques. Each of the eleven core coaching competencies will be thoroughly examined as ingredients in successful coaching. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to facilitating planning, goal setting, progress, and accountability. Through study and practice, students will learn how to structure a coaching session, evaluate its benefits, establish credibility, and build trust with the coaches. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: MAPD 5310.

Offered:  Spring.

MAPD 5317 (3-3-0) Professional Life Coaching Practicum

(COMA 4353)

This course is designed to give each student experience in delivery of coaching services to clients under the advisement of an ICF accredited coach and professor. Students will be expected to provide at least 30 direct client coaching hours in fulfillment of course requirements. Students will also meet with their professor at least once each week during the semester for reporting and for discussions related to their coaching experiences. Student will be evaluated based on their coaching sessions, evaluations, and the completion of a customized coaching resource notebook in preparation for a coaching career. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: MAPD 5310, MAPD 5316.

Offered:  Periodically.