Welcome to the 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 development 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:

Leadership & Managerial Skills (MN550) 

This course provides a comprehensive assessment of the student’s leadership and managerial skills, including individual feedback, classroom discussion, and exercises. Through experiential skill building activities, the course will make the student aware of a wide variety of skills necessary for success as a leader and manager.

Ethical Decision Making (MB551)

This course will introduce students to alternative frameworks for ethical decision making. Students will be challenged to use course content to navigate course assignments and ultimately design their own model of ethical decision making.

Leadership Lab (MB552)

Through experiential skill building activities, assessment, and coaching, this course provides students with a wide variety of skills necessary for success. The course requires students to demonstrate strong conceptual understanding of leadership and the ability to diagnose and plan interventions. Ultimately, students will be required to demonstrate their ability to effectively lead others.

Organizational & Team Leadership (MB558) 

This interactive and experiential course 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.

Executive Communication & Trust (MB557)

Great leaders are great communicators. They have the ability to 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.

Executive Leadership (MB590)

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.

For more information please contact one of the following:

Scott Allen, Ph.D. Coordinator, SB 306

Ryan BurnsLeadership Skills Coach, BR 49

Valerie Korb – Graduate Assistant, BR 48

Jeanniece Jackson – Graduate Assistant, BR 48

The Office of Management, Marketing, and Logistics – 216.397.4386