Week 4 – Discussion
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday). Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Change Agent [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 3]|
A change agent is a leader who inspires others to make changes in the organization by defining, supporting, and having the courage to do what is best for the particular setting. Being an effective leader who successfully implements change in an organization can be challenging; it requires respecting one another’s ideas and values.
For this discussion, imagine you are selected from a pool of applicants to participate in a distinguished conference on leadership strategies in higher education. At the conference, you will present a visual compilation of your research and findings on the topic you have selected for the Article Review and Analysis Review assignments in this course as they relate to leadership and change agency.
For this imaginary conference (and for this discussion forum), create a video presentation no more than 5 minutes in length that includes the following main elements:
- Describe and assess three leadership and motivational themes relating to your topic.
- Support and illustrate your thinking on the materials you present by describing your experience relating to ways that leadership and motivational traits are represented in higher education.
Be sure to design the presentation so that it is professional in appearance and therefore appropriate for a presentation at the conference session. Attach the video to your initial post.
Guided Response: Review the videos created and posted to the discussion board by your classmates, providing constructive feedback regarding the themes introduced and analyses provided. Also comment on how your experience in organizational settings supports or qualifies the assessments offered and illuminates the experiences cited by your peers.
Provide your initial response by Day 3 (Thursday) and respond by Day 5 (Saturday) to at least three of your classmates and respond by Day 7 to classmates (and/or the instructor if applicable) who replied to your initial post. Note that although three replies are the basic expectation, you are encouraged to post as many times as you like to any and all threads you find to be of interest. This will further the conversation while also giving you opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real-world experiences with this topic.