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HLS 209 - Leadership Principles in Homeland Security, Experimental

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course provides a broad overview of leadership principles relative to homeland security and provides the student with the generally accepted body of leadership knowledge required of the homeland security professional. The focus of the course is on leadership theories and managerial practices used by effective leaders. The core values of effective leadership relating to integrity and ethical decision-making will be examined and discussed.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the definitions of leadership.
  2. Explain the knowledge base of what a Homeland Security leader must be, know and do to become successful as a leader.
  3. Examine the concept of value-based leadership as it applies to Homeland Security.
  4. Summarize the characteristics of successful leaders.
  5. Identify the various leadership styles and determine which styles are most effective in Homeland Security.
  6. Evaluate broad and balanced perspectives on Homeland Security leadership.
Listed Topics
  1. Crisis management in political systems
  2. Decision making: critical choices and their implementation
  3. How to deal with crisis: lessons for prudent leadership
  4. Learning from crises and the politics of reform
  5. Relativism and Exceptionalism
  6. Reason and Amoralism
  7. Traits and Virtues
  8. Everyday leadership ethics
Reference Materials
A contemporary text(s) in the field.

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