Leading Responsibly
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 30.0
Credit Value: 2.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2014
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Leadership Development Series
Program Coordinator(s): Multiple Coordinators
Course Leader or Contact: Multiple Course Leaders
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Sustainability in business is often related to profitability. Organizations now need to incorporate practices that include a more holistic approach to the responsibility corporations have to their communities and the environment. Leaders need to assess the impact of the business in an ethical and globally sustainable way using measures such as Corporate Social Responsibility and triple-bottom line accounting.

Program Context

Leadership Development Series Program Coordinator: Multiple
This is a compulsory course in the Leadership Development Series Certificate program.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

 Critical Performance
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the 
ability to lead management teams in a responsible manner in regards 
to the environment (locally and globally), taking into consideration 
the impact of human activity, business initiatives, legislation and 
environmental standards. 

Learning Outcomes
To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated 
the ability to:

1. Discuss the impact organizations have on the community, both
   locally and globally;

2. Explain the concept of leading responsibly;

3. Debate the impact of human activities on the environment;

4. Research organizations who have demonstrated corporate social
   responsibility in their operations including examples;

5. Interpret environmental standards and legislation;

6. Analyze opportunities and issues facing organizations that require
   leaders to identify solutions within the context of Corporate
   Social Responsibility (CSR);

7. Evaluate business initiatives in order to determine their impact
   on an organization┐s sustainability, including profitability and
   corporate social responsibility criteria; and

8. Make decisions based on factors other than bottom line profit
   ability and include ethical practices, sustainability, and
   corporate responsibility while increasing profitability.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Debate				10%
Case Study			15%
Research Assignment		15%
Major Project			30%
Final Exam			30%
Total 			       100%

In order to successfully complete this course, the student is 
required to meet each of the following evaluation criteria.

Achieve an overall grade of 60% for the course.

Students are responsible for keeping all returned assignments and 
tests in the event of disputes over recorded marks.  A student who 
misses a class is responsible for obtaining any handouts and 
information on course content, assignments, due dates, test dates, 
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

X Communication X Critical Thinking & Problem Solving X Interpersonal
  Numeracy   Information Management   Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR

Notes:  N/A

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Spring/Summer 2014
Professor: Multiple Professors
Leading Responsibly Participant's Guide (distributed in class)

Applicable student group(s): Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies students Leadership Development Series students
Course Details:

The following topics will be covered, however, the order in which 
they are delivered may vary depending upon the delivery format of 
this course.  Teachers will provide students with assignment/test 
dates in the first class.

- Leading Responsibly

- Environmental Legislation

- Corporate Social Responsibility Criteria

- Organizational Culture

- Authority

- Responsibility

- Accountability

- Ethics

- Integrity

- Human Relations

- Personal Growth

- Triple-Bottom Line Accounting

- Going Green

- Resources

- Criteria for Viability

- Power

- Influence

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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