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

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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.

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Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker
  • Introducing the Course

Unit 1: The Leadership Communication Pyramid

  • The Three Sides of the Leadership Communication Pyramid
  • The Base of the Leadership Communication Pyramid
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Conflict
  • Visionary Change
  • Our Guide through the Course

Unit 2: Foundations of Communication

  • The Components of Leadership Communication
  • Types of Communication
  • Levels of Communication
  • The Shannon-Weaver Model of Communication Theory
  • The Schramm Model of Communication Theory
  • The Sanford, Hunt, and Bracey Model of Communication Theory
  • The Tubbs Model of Communication Theory
  • An Integrated Model of Communication Theory
  • The Leader as Communicator
  • The Ontology of the Communicator
  • The Attitude of the Communicator
  • The Behavior of the Communicator
  • Formulating the Message
  • Story, Values, and Emotional Intelligence Inform the Core Message
  • Pathways and Characteristics of Communication Channels
  • Other-Centered Communication
  • Communication Concepts from General Leadership Studies
  • Review and Summary of Communication Theory
  • Barriers to Effective Communication
  • Bridges to Effective Communication

Unit 3: Leadership Theory: Grounded in Scripture

  • Leadership vs. Management Communication
  • Transactional vs. Transformational Leadership
  • Communicating as a Transformational Leader
  • Scripture, the Christian Story, and Organizational Leadership
  • Christian Love
  • Christian Truth
  • Christian Purpose and Mission
  • Life in Christ and the Leader’s Capacity to Lead
  • Assessing Competence and Context
  • Summary of Leadership Communication

Unit 4: Leading Organizational Culture

  • Primary Questions in Organizational Culture
  • The Definition and Dimensions of Organizational Culture
  • Culture vs. Identity
  • Purpose as an Element of Culture
  • Levels of Purpose
  • Developing Statements of Purpose
  • What Purpose Provides
  • An Organization’s Mission
  • Effective Mission Statements
  • The Elements of Strategy
  • Effective Strategies
  • The Role of Values and Beliefs
  • Value Statements Address Several Categories
  • Value Domains
  • Effective Value Statements
  • The Function and Purpose of Vision
  • Demystifying Vision
  • Essential Aspects of Vision
  • The Components of Vision and Why Vision Is So Powerful
  • Another Look at the Essential Characteristics of Vision
  • Leadership, Vision, and the Bible
  • Stages of Culture Leadership
  • Foundational Considerations for Organizational Culture
  • Back at the Intersection
  • A Summary of Organizational Culture

Unit 5: Leading through Organizational Conflict

  • Glorifying God through Inevitable Conflict
  • Relational Benefits of Constructive Conflict
  • Constructive Conflict Helps Us Understand the Issues
  • Constructive Conflict Helps in Identifying and Implementing Solutions
  • The Conflict Paradox
  • Diverse Sources of Conflict
  • Types and Levels of Conflict
  • Approaching Conflict
  • Ken Sande’s Basic Conflict Styles
  • Hall’s Styles of Conflict Management
  • Leas’ Conflict Management Styles
  • Summarizing Conflict Styles
  • Introducing Resolution Strategies: Sande’s Four Gs
  • Glorifying God and Getting the Log Out of Our Own Eyes
  • Restoring and Reconciling
  • Lewis’ Principles for Resolving Conflict
  • Ury’s Joint Problem-Solving Strategy
  • Ury’s Potential Barriers to Resolution
  • Reaching the Summit of Reconciliation
  • Foundational Considerations for Organizational Conflict
  • Guidelines for Communication in Conflict
  • Leading from Ontological Security in Christ
  • A Summary of Organizational Conflict

Unit 6: Leading through Change

  • The Inevitability of Change
  • Intrapersonal Hindrances to Change
  • Interpersonal Hindrances to Change
  • Team and Organizational Hindrances to Change
  • Sociocultural and Environmental Hindrances to Change
  • Planned, Unplanned, and Emergent Change
  • Technical, Adaptive, and First- and Second-Order Change
  • How People Change
  • Anxiety Efficiency Curve
  • The Readiness for Change
  • The Timing of Change
  • The Organizational Life Curve and the Timing of Change

Unit 7: The Visionary CHANGE Process

  • The Priority of Vision in the Change Process
  • Introducing the Visionary CHANGE Process
  • Create Urgency
  • Harness a Guiding Coalition
  • Align the Majority
  • Navigate the Course of Vision
  • Galvanize the Change through Routine
  • Establish a Culture of Change
  • Foundational Considerations for Visionary CHANGE


  • A Broad Overview

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
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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.


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This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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  1. Raymond Sevilla
    Great Course. Great Insight! Loved it!


Collection value: $604.99
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Starting at $35.27/mo at checkout