Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Leadership Program

The Honours BA and Combined BA Leadership Program has suspended admissions beginning 2014/15. The Option and Minor will still be offered.

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

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

The Honours BA Leadership program 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: OL212, OL250, OL260, OL311; 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 Leadership Foundations 0.5
OL212 Human Aspects of Organizations 0.5
OL215 The World of Customer Service 0.5
OL224 Organizational Leadership 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
OL266 Economic Globalization 0.5
OL298 Entrepreneurship [1] 0.5
OL300 Leadership Ethics [2] 0.5
OL301 Development Theories, Strategies and Issues 0.5
OL310 Organizational Strategy 0.5
OL311 Teams in Organizations 0.5
OL313 Public Speaking 0.5
OL314 Listening & Nonverbal Communication 0.5
OL315 Evaluation Research 0.5
OL320 Leaders and Organizations; Contemporary Case Studies 0.5
OL322 Non-Governmental Organizations [3] 0.5
OL327 Understanding International Organizations 0.5
OL334 Social Science Research Methods II 0.5
OL335 Qualitative Research in Leadership and Organizations 0.5
OL340 Leadership, Culture and Change [4] 0.5
OL350 Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century 0.5
OL365 Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation [5] 0.5
OL370 Power and Governance in Organizations 0.5
OL380 Directed Studies 0.5
OL410 Co-operative Organizations 0.5
OL415 Public Sector Organizations 0.5
OL430 Advanced Topics in Leadership 0.5
OL480 Project Management Practicum [6] 1.0
OL481 Project Management [7] 0.5
OL485 Leadership Case Study Capstone 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision March 5, 2015: OL298 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  2. Senate Revision March 5, 2015: MB300 Cross-listing with OL deleted, title, description, prerequisite and exclusion changes; effective September 1, 2015.
    Senate Revision April 15, 2015: OL300 Title, course description, prerequisite change and exclusion changed; effective September 1, 2015.

  3. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: OL322/HR322 taught by HR; effective September 1, 2015.

  4. Senate Revision March 5, 2015: OL340 New exclusion; effective September 1, 2015.
    Senate Addition April 15, 2015: OL340 Title and exclusion change; effective September 1, 2015.

  5. Senate Revision January 12, 2015: OL365 Deleted Cross-listing with MB; effective September 1, 2015.

  6. Editorial Revision August 6, 2015: OL480 Exclusion added; effective September 1, 2015.

  7. Editorial Revision August 6, 2015: OL481 Exclusion added; effective September 1, 2015.