Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Leadership Program

Program Co-ordinator: Lamine Diallo, PhD, ext. 5723, ldiallo@wlu.ca

The Honours BA program and minor in Leadership are only available at the Brantford Campus.

The Honours BA Leadership program, combined with contemporary studies focuses on the interdisciplinary problems facing our leaders and our organizations. It explores, from a liberal arts perspective, a range of historical and emerging contemporary resources relevant to these challenges. Graduates will find themselves well equipped to understand organizations and leadership, and well prepared for leadership positions in a wide range of organizations.

Leadership and Human Resources Management

Students in the Honours Leadership program may specialize in human resources management through an articulation agreement with Conestoga College. Under this agreement, students who have completed the required 100-level and 200-level OL courses with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in these courses will be eligible to enroll in the post degree/post diploma program in Human Resources Management at Conestoga College. If these students complete these courses with an average of 70% or better, they will receive 4.0 senior OL credits including credit for the following courses: OL250, OL260, OL311 and OL312; 1.0 senior miscellaneous credits and the requirement to complete an online course will be waived.

OL Course Notes

The following OL courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
OL109 Interpersonal Communications in Contemporary Society 0.5
OL140 Historical Profiles of Leadership [1] 0.5
OL215 The World of Customer Service 0.5
OL224 Organizational Leadership [2] 0.5
OL233 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods 0.5
OL250 The Legal Context of Organizations 0.5
OL260 Organizations and Social Change 0.5
OL265 Forms of Economic Organization 0.5
OL266 Economic Globalization 0.5
OL270 Occupations and Professions 0.5
OL300 Ethics and Organizational Responsibility 0.5
OL301 Development Theories, Strategies and Issues 0.5
OL310 Organizational Strategy 0.5
OL311 Teams in Organizations 0.5
OL312 Human Aspects of Organizations 0.5
OL313 Public Speaking 0.5
OL314 Listening & Nonverbal Communication: Listening with your Ears and Eyes 0.5
OL315 Evaluation Research 0.5
OL320 Leaders and Organizations; Contemporary Case Studies 0.5
OL325 Non-Governmental Organizations 0.5
OL327 Understanding International Organizations 0.5
OL330 The Political Philosophy of Leadership 0.5
OL334 Social Science Research Methods II 0.5
OL335 Qualitative Research in Leadership and Organizations 0.5
OL340 Leadership, Organizational Culture and Change 0.5
OL350 Multicultural Competence 0.5
OL365 Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation 0.5
OL370 Power and Governance in Organizations 0.5
OL380 Directed Studies 0.5
OL410 Co-operative Organizations 0.5
OL430 Advanced Topics in Leadership 0.5
OL480 Project Management Practicum 1.0

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision September 13, 2011: OL140 Cross-listed with MB140; effective September 1, 2011.

  2. Senate Revision September 13, 2011: OL224 Cross-listed with MB224 and CT224; effective September 1, 2011.