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Leadership Classes

STDEV 145: Integrity for Life: Building Personal Character

When Offered: Fall, Winter | 1.0 Credit Hours

Instructor: Sue Murie

The premise of the Integrity for Life course is that the path to enduring happiness and peace is to live in accordance with true, eternal principles.

Concepts covered in the course will enable students to:

  • Examine personal paradigms, attitudes, and behaviors
  • Clarify values and set priorities
  • Develop a Personal Mission Statement to guide decision-making
  • Practice effective self-management
  • Translate values from ideals to behaviors
  • Achieve both long- and short-term goals
  • Cultivate a strong sense of self-efficacy
  • Be less crisis-driven
  • Foster empathy and self-compassion
  • Manage conflict more effectively
  • Build stronger, more productive relationships
  • Increase personal influence
  • Enjoy greater life balance and peace of mind
  • Experience a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment

STDEV 155: Authentic Leadership and Personal Effectiveness

When Offered: Fall | 2.0 Credit Hours

Instructor: Angela D. Blomquist, MPA, Gallup Strengths Certified Coach

The threefold purpose of Authentic Leadership is to help students more fully understand their own identities, to assist them in choosing fulfilling careers, and to provide them with tools and resources they will need to be authentic while being divine-centered leaders throughout their lives.

  • Understand Self:
    • Discover and examine personal strengths using StrengthsFinder 2.0
    • Appreciate how these strengths combine to create each individual's unique talent and personality
    • Learn how to cooperate with others and build successful teams by using the language and ideas of strengths-based curriculum
  • Explore Career Options:
    • Increase awareness of possible career path options in context of Strengths Finder results
    • Discuss methods of utilizing personal strengths in future career settings
  • Practice Divine Centered Leadership:
    • Explore principles of leadership exemplified by Jesus Christ with the Divine-centered Leadership Model
    • Connect principles of divine-centered leadership to current and future leadership roles

STDEV 358R: Student Leadership Development

When Offered: Fall, Winter | 2.0 Credit Hours

Instructor: Logan Mann

The BYUSA Student Advisory Council collaborates with BYU students, faculty, administration, and staff to improve the overall BYU student experience. The Council supports the University’s focus on experiential learning, and strives to be a sought-after resource to represent the voice and sentiments of the BYU student body.

The objectives are as follows:

  • Strengthen Student Voice: Students’ ideas and expressed opinions are acknowledged, advocated for, and acted upon as a result of student outreach, inclusive collaboration, meaningful research, and civil discourse.
  • Increase Student Knowledge: Students’ understanding is expanded through research, policy study, and interactions with BYU students, faculty, administration, and staff.
  • Impact Student Perspective: Students’ perspectives are broadened as a result of dialogue and discourse with fellow students faculty, administrators, and staff.