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Mobile Ed: LD202 Communication and Organizational Leadership (11 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: LD202 Communication and Organizational Leadership (11 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2016

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Conflict and change are inevitable in community. In LD202, Dr. Irving takes a macro-level approach to leadership, considering questions of organizational purpose, mission, and identity. A variety of communication and leadership strategies are introduced, combined with biblically based principles, to help you face the challenges that are most likely to arise in your ministry or non-profit organization. This course identifies the right questions to ask in order to identify an organization’s mission, the appropriate strategies to get there, and how the Leadership Communication Pyramid can help create and support organizations that bring about lasting change. Using Scripture as a foundation for this communication and leadership work, LD202 is an invaluable aid for anyone who wants to help organizations function successfully.

Course Outline

Unit 1: The Leadership Communication Pyramid

  • The Three Sides of the Leadership Communication Pyramid
  • Introduction to Organizational Culture
  • Introduction to Organizational Conflict
  • Introduction to Visionary Change
  • Summary of the Leadership Communication Pyramid

Unit 2: Leadership Communication

  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • Types of Communication
  • Levels of Communication
  • Models of Communication: Shannon-Weaver Model
  • Models of Communication: Schramm Model
  • Models of Communication: Sanford, Hunt, and Bracey Model
  • Models of Communication: Tubbs Model
  • Models of Communication: Complexities of the Communication Process
  • Elements of Communication: The Communicator
    • Dimensions of the Communicator: Ontological
    • Dimensions of the Communicator: Attitudinal
    • Dimensions of the Communicator: Behavioral
  • Elements of Communication: The Message 1
  • Elements of Communication: The Message 2
  • Elements of Communication: The Channel
  • Elements of Communication: The Receiver
  • Keys to Other-Centered Communication
  • Methods of Communication
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Bridges in Communication
  • Leadership Theory: Leadership versus Management
  • Leadership Theory: Transactional versus Transformational
  • Communication in the Transformational Context
  • Scriptural Guidance: The Christian Story
  • Scriptural Guidance: Christian Love
  • Scriptural Guidance: Christian Truth
  • Scriptural Guidance: Christian Purpose and Christian Mission
  • The Leader at the Intersection: Christ and Capacity
  • The Leader at the Intersection: Competency and Context
  • Summary of Leadership Communication

Unit 3: Leading Organizational Culture

  • Primary Questions in Organizational Leadership
  • Defining Organizational Culture
  • Culture versus Identity
  • The Elements of Culture
    • Purpose
    • Levels of Purpose
    • Statements of Purpose
    • What Purpose Provides
    • Mission
    • Effective Statements of Mission
    • Strategy
    • Characteristics of Effective Strategy
    • Values and Beliefs
    • Valuing People
    • Value Domains
    • Effective Value Statements
    • Vision
    • Demystifying Vision
    • Characteristics of Vision
    • Summative Nature of Vision
    • Six Characteristics of Vision
    • Leader Effectiveness and Vision
  • Stages in Culture Leadership
  • Cultural Descriptors
  • Leadership Traits for Weathering Organizational Storms
  • Summary of Leading Organizational Culture

Unit 4: Leading through Organizational Conflict

  • Conflict as an Occasion to Glorify God
  • Relational Benefits to Understanding the Issues
  • Benefits to Identifying and Implementing Solutions
  • The Paradox of Conflict
  • Diverse Sources of Conflict
  • Types and Levels of Conflict
  • Conflict Styles
  • Basic Conflict Styles
  • Hall’s Five Styles of Conflict Management
  • Leas’ Styles of Conflict Management
  • Summarizing Conflict Styles
  • Resolution Strategies
  • The Peacemaker: Glorify God and Get the Log out of Your Eye
  • The Peacemaker: Gently Restore and Go and Be Reconciled
  • Lewis’ Principles for Conflict Strategy
  • Ury’s Joint Problem-Solving Strategy
  • Five Potential Barriers to Resolution
  • Christian Reconciliation
  • Foundational Considerations
  • Guidelines for Communicating in Conflict
  • The Ontological Model of Leadership
  • God’s Call to Engage in Conflict in New Ways

Unit 5: Leading Visionary Change

  • The Inevitability of Change
  • Common Hindrances to Change: Intrapersonal Dynamics
  • Common Hindrances to Change: Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Common Hindrances to Change: Team and Organizational Dynamics
  • Common Hindrances to Change: Sociocultural or Environmental Dynamics
  • Types of Change: Planned, Unplanned, and Emergent
  • Types of Change: Technical and Adaptive, First and Second Order
  • How People Change: Pull, Prod, Pain; Head, Heart, Hand
  • Anxiety Efficiency Curve
  • Adopter Categorization
  • Readiness for and Timing of Change
  • The Priority of Vision in the Change Process
  • Introduction of C.H.A.N.G.E.
  • C.H.A.N.G.E.: Create Urgency
  • C.H.A.N.G.E.: Harness a Guiding Coalition
  • C.H.A.N.G.E.: Align the Majority
  • C.H.A.N.G.E.: Navigate the Course of Vision
  • C.H.A.N.G.E.: Galvanize It through Routine
  • C.H.A.N.G.E.: Establish a Culture of Change
  • Conclusion of C.H.A.N.G.E.

Product Details

  • Title: LD202 Communication and Organizational Leadership
  • Instructor: Justin Irving
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 11

About Justin Irving

Dr. Justin Irving is the director of the doctor of ministry program and professor of ministry leadership at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Irving has served as a worship leader and a pastor of leadership development and outreach in the local church. He has focused his writing and research on servant leadership, team leadership in the global context, self-sacrificial leadership, and the relationship between servant leadership and the effectiveness of teams in diverse ethno-linguistic communities.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.