Winter 2022 Adjunct Faculty LDSH 235-01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7087815 (Ref.No. 2585910)
Posted: October 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Oct 07, 2021
Deadline: Nov 05, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Per course adjunct faculty for the Master of Arts in Leadership program's course, LDSH 235-01.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

LDSH 235: Future of Leadership


In person: February 27, 2022, Sunday; 9 am to 5 pm

Online: February 28 - April 22, 2022 (asynchronous)

In person: April 23, 2022, Saturday; 9 am to 5 pm


3 units

Course Description:

At this point in the M.A. in Leadership program, learners have examined personal values, theories of leadership, systems, research methods, cultural contexts and other elements of understanding and exercising leadership. It is now time to consider one’s future leadership practice, and what steps to take to continue to learn and develop in that direction as learners leave the program. Learners will begin to focus thinking on both how to exercise leadership in the work place and in community, and how to lead one’s self.

Specifically, in this course learners, individually and in peer groups, will explore approaches to continuous engagement, organizational change, learning and feedback that draw these connections between self-awareness and systems awareness; illuminate blind spots; and lead to an understanding of how to be a learning organism continuously growing in leadership capacity in a learning organization continuously growing in leadership capacity.

On the micro level, the focus is on how individuals learn and practice leadership now and projected into the future. On the macro level, learners will explore ways to engage others and develop and exercise leadership in peer contexts that are self-driven. By the end of the course, learners should possess a specific set of practices that will, over time, enable one to exercise leadership in a collaborative manner.

Themes and principles from previous modules in the programs will be brought forward and integrated in this course. These threads include:

· The future of organizations and leadership

· Aligning values, behavior and structures

· Reflection & self-awareness

· Coaching stance

· Cultivating leadership in others

Learning Goals:

This module will support learners in achieving the following MA in Leadership Program Learning Goals. Learners will develop in their ability to:

  1. Articulate an understanding of how relationships and values are involved in leadership theories and perspectives generally, and how one’s own value priorities are reflected in one’s personal leadership practice.

  2. Demonstrate capacity for self-reflection and the ability to identify practices for deepening this capacity in self and developing this capacity in others, and articulate how these practices contribute to your personal leadership practice.

  3. Develop capacity for ongoing learning and development as it relates to leadership development and personal growth.

  4. Demonstrate ability to create the conditions for leadership to emerge among peers and colleagues within small groups, and within the organizations and communities to which they belong.

  5. Identify the ways stages of consciousness impact the ability to lead from values.

  6. Demonstrate an increased capacity to implement a broad spectrum of leadership strategies in one’s own organizations and communities.

  7. To demonstrate capacity to engage in participatory collaborative research.

  8. To apply 21st century leadership practices

Course Objectives:

Objective 1: Learners gain a deeper understanding of principles and skills for engaging colleagues in change processes and explore specific distinctions about the practice of building a collaborative leadership relationship.

Objective 2: Learners will engage in a peer-based and colleague-based action-learning project; identifying practices that will enable the individual to learn in an ongoing way.

Objective 3: Integration, synthesis and expansion of individual, cohort and third-person learning. Learners will achieve this objective by:

  • Participating in a collaborative reflection process to foster the integration, synthesis and expansion of individual, cohort, and third-person learning with respect to 21st century leadership practices.

  • Completing a Graduate Self-Assessment (GSA) prior to the opening of the final retreat


Experience teaching online/hybrid courses

Experience working with learning communities

Experience coaching learners

Knowledge of Hall-Tonna Values System is essential

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