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Center for Leadership Skills Development

According to the university’s mission statement, “Innovation, experiment, and training for social leadership are essential to the Jesuit tradition.” Our office is dedicated to providing leadership resources to the students of John Carroll University.

The programs offered at the graduate level further develop concepts and skills taught at the undergraduate level.

Courses offered at the graduate level:

(MN550) Leadership & Managerial Skills

Comprehensive assessment of the student's leadership and managerial skills, followed by classroom discussion of leadership and managerial skills, exercises, and an individual skills analysis review session. Develops skills awareness and career management strategy.

(MB560) Leadership Lab

Provides a wide variety of skills necessary for success through experiential skill building activities, assessment and coaching. Requires students to demonstrate strong conceptual understanding of leadership, ethical decision-making, the ability to diagnose and plan interventions, and ultimately their capacity for leading others.

(MB562) Organizational & Team Leadership

An interactive and experiential course that challenges students to begin thinking about leadership at the group/organizational levels. Through presentations, small group discussion and various activities, students have an opportunity for deliberate practice as they continue to develop their skills.

(MB566) Executive Communication & Trust

Great leaders are great communicators who can communicate a vision, energize others, and capture the hearts and minds of followers. This course will help students more effectively communicate their thoughts, ideas and passions.

(MB590) Executive Leadership

Executives face a unique set of responsibilities in organizational life and must have a clear understanding of their approach to navigate leadership challenges. Based on various forms of research, students will design their own model of executive leadership and share their findings with community leaders.

Undergraduate leadership opportunities and resources

More Information

Dr. Scott Allen – Coordinator, SB 205,
Ryan Burns – Leadership Skills Coach,
Bela Krizanovic – Leadership Development Coordinator,