Dimension of Leadership

Overview
Prerequisites
Program Modules
Careers
Faculty

Overview

What does being a leader mean to you? Through this major, you’ll explore this question and gain the knowledge, understanding, and character you need to develop as a leader. Through theory, skill development, and the application of those skills, you’ll learn to lead yourself, engage others, achieve results together, develop partnerships, and make systemic changes. You’ll help to shape your corner of the world—or the world at large.

Through this program, you’ll develop your leadership skills and character so you are able to influence, inspire, and create positive change within teams, organizations, and society at large.  An attractive feature of this major is that you can combine it with any other program, for example, management and organizational studies, psychology, and sociology.

You’ll participate in activities that will enhance your learning and put your leadership skills to use in practical settings. Through practicums and internships, you’ll focus on a particular organizational or community problem in an area that’s important to you. You’ll collaborate with a faculty member and community mentor to analyze the issue and develop an effective change initiative.

 

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber, Chair, School of Leadership & Social Change, at mleber@uwo.ca or 519.432.8353 ext. 28224.

Prerequisites

To learn about prerequisites for the Leadership program, please click on the appropriate category below:

Programs

The Dimensions of Leadership program includes core courses in the areas of leadership theories, women and leadership, giving voice to values, leader character, positive organizational change, spirituality and leadership, and leadership development. It also includes courses in other disciplines, providing a deeper appreciation of the various dimensions of leadership. These courses can include studies in the American presidency, business leadership, persuasion and psychology, Queen Elizabeth I, and the Bible. The program concludes with a practicum course that places students within an organization in the community and a capstone course that facilitates the writing of a detailed research paper on a dimension of leadership.

For a detailed presentation of the requirements and courses included in each of the three groupings, see Major in Dimensions of Leadership in the Academic Calendar, or contact Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber, Chair, School of Leadership & Social Change at mleber@uwo.ca or 519-432-8353 ext. 28224.

Students interested in Leadership Studies should enroll in DOL1031 Exploring Leadership in their first year and declare their interest in the Dimensions of Leadership Major during the intent to register period February 1 to March 31 in their first year.”

The Francolini Summer Leadership Experience

Strengthen your critical thinking and analytical skills by participating in the The Francolini Summer Leadership Experience. Learn more

Career Opportunities

Our graduates lead in business, government, health care, social services, and media. Their job titles are varied and include:

  • Associate Commercial Director, Info-Tech Research Group
  • Banking Advisor, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Community Animator, Pillar Nonprofit Network
  • Coordinator, Mount Hope, St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Career-related Skills

Through this program, you’ll develop your leadership skills and character so you are able to influence, inspire, and create positive change within teams, organizations, and society at large. An attractive feature of this major is that you can combine it with any other program, for example, management and organizational studies, psychology, and sociology.

“Through my Dimensions of Leadership Practicum Course, I was given opportunities to explore my interest in law. After my third year at Brescia, I was accepted into Osgoode Hall Law School.”

– Julia McArthur ’16 – JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School

 

 

Faculty

The full-time faculty members are:

The contract faculty members are:

  • Ms. Carlie Bell
  • Ms. Kathy Burns
  • Dr. Tony Francolini
  • Ms. Susan Hillis
  • Dr. Lucien Lamoureux
  • Ms. Shellie McParland
  • Ms. Julie Young-Marcellin