LR 111: Leading with Purpose

Many students arrive on campus having done as directed—get good grades, graduate high school, go to college. But after arriving on our campus they experience a lack of direction in life. After previously having been told what to strive toward, determining their own direction can be daunting. This course is designed to support students who are ready to define their own direction in life.

Students who want to try out a leadership studies course should enroll in this one-credit hour course. For students who are ready to get involved in ESU and a more intensive experience, consider the three-credit hour course LR 170: Principles of Leadership

Course Description

Designed for emerging student leaders who are ready to explore their purpose, this course will provide students with basic leadership skills covering strengths identification, personal skill development, goal achievement, values-based behaviors, and mission statement development.

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing this course will:

- Assess accurately their daily progress toward their goals
- Identify their individual strengths
- Practice the process for goal accomplishment
- Identify their own values
- Articulate their own personal mission statement

Upcoming Offerings

Offered in half-semester formats for two hours each week

Spring 2017

First half, January 18 - March 10
Online — Miranda Bargdill 

Second half, March 13 - May 5
Mondays 1:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. — Eric Lloyd & Clint Stephens
Online — Miranda Bargdill


Fall 2017

First half, August 21 - October 13
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. — Joey Wood
Online offering — TBD

Second half, Oct. 16 - Dec. 8
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. — TBD
Online offering — TBD

Sample Syllabus

Fall 2016

Spring 2016