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Online · School of Behavioral Sciences · Community Care and Counseling

Leadership Professional Life Coaching
LIFC-604

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 01/13/2020

Course Description

This course provides the framework to the structure and strategy surrounding Leadership Professional Life Coaching. Special attention will be given to leadership strategies for navigating project management, cultural awareness, inter-generational issues, and balancing work and home life.

Requisites

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Our pressing concern at the inception of class is that God cares about how we lead and care for others. This course seeks to meet that challenge by equipping students to biblically guide individuals how to wisely handle the leadership with which they’ve been entrusted.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Defend the role and authority of the Bible in making leadership decisions.
  2. Analyze and critique various strategies for navigating culturally sensitive issues.
  3. Differentiate and describe various plans for cultivating unity on a team.
  4. Justify the rationale and strategy of servant leadership.
  5. Summarize the primary components necessary for project management.

Course Resources

Required Resource Purchases

Cloud, H. (2008). The one life solution: Reclaim your personal life while achieving greater professional success. New York, NY: HarperCollins. ISBN: 9780061466434.

Stoltzfus, T. (2005). Leadership coaching: The disciplines, skills and heart of a Christian coach. Virginia Beach, VA: Booksurge Publishing. ISBN: 9781419610509.

Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with that required by state licensing boards in the class subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Recommended Resource

American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Current ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Additional Materials for Learning 

    1. Computer
    2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
    3. Blackboard recommended browsers
    4. Microsoft Word
    5. Financial Professional Life Coaching Text Lecture Notes

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and lecture notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (5)

The student will complete 5 Discussion Board Forums that specifically relate to weekly content. Each forum will be completed in 2 parts: 1) the student will submit a thread in answer to the question provided (250 word minimum and 1 in-text citation), and 2) the student will then post replies to at least 2 other classmates’ threads (150 word minimum each and 1 in-text citation each).

Case Studies (3)

The student will complete 3 Case Study papers. In these assignments, the student will be presented with a specific case scenario applicable to the course material. The student will respond to each case using the material covered in class up to that date. Each Case Study must include 3–4 pages of content and follow current APA format.

4-MAT Paper

The student will write a 4-MAT Paper for the Cloud textbook. The paper must be 5–6 pages, double-spaced. The paper will include 4 sections: an abstract, a concrete response, a reflection, and a section about how the student will apply what he/she has learned in a coaching setting. The 4-MAT Paper will be submitted through SafeAssign, a plagiarism detection tool.

Exams (4)

The student will complete 4 exams which are cumulative and cover the material presented in the presentations and class readings. Each exam will be open book/open notes and is comprised of 12 short-answer and 1 essay question.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist

10

Discussion Board Forums (5 at 60 pts ea)

300

Case Studies (3 at 80 pts ea)

240

4-MAT Paper

100

Exams (4 at 90 pts ea)

360

Total

1010

Policies

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
940-1010 920-939 900-919 860-899 840-859 820-839 780-819 760-779 740-759 700-739 680-699 679 and below

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

LIFC 604

Textbooks: Cloud, The One Life Solution (2008).

Stoltzfus, Leadership Coaching (2005).

Module/Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Cloud chs. 1–2

Stoltzfus: chs. 1–2

Presentation

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

DB Forum 1

10

0

60

2

Cloud: chs. 3–4

Stoltzfus: chs. 3–4

Presentation

DB Forum 2

Exam 1

60

90

3

Cloud: chs. 5–6

Stoltzfus: chs. 5–6

Presentation

Case Study 1

80

4

Cloud: chs. 7–8

Stoltzfus: chs. 7–8

Presentation

DB Forum 3

Exam 2

60

90

5

Cloud: chs. 9–10

Stoltzfus: chs. 9–10

Presentation

Case Study 2

80

6

Cloud: chs. 11–12

Stoltzfus: chs. 11–12

Presentation

DB Forum 4

Exam 3

60

90

7

Cloud: ch. 13

Stoltzfus: chs. 13–14

Presentation

DB Forum 5

Case Study 3

60

80

8

Stoltzfus: chs. 15–17

Presentation

4-MAT Paper

Exam 4

100

90

Total

1010

DB = Discussion Board

NOTE: Each course week begins on Monday morning at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The final week ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.