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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Society of Leadership and Success | Evaluated Learning Experience

Foundations of Leadership (FOL 102)


Varies, approximately 30 hours.

Various; distance learning format.

August 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: participate in a success network team and engage in accountability groups to define a leadership goal and create the action steps towards completion; develop and communicate a personal elevator pitch with others to create new opportunities; evaluate traits of socially responsible behavior and act accordingly; describe tenets of social justice and empathy; develop positive interpersonal relationships through a focus on diversity; describe and explain a personal philosophy of leadership while drawing on leadership theories and methodologies; identify areas of focus for personal and professional growth and describe plans for  development; analyze and evaluate leadership skills based on organizational cases; distinguish among four different communication styles; and identify personal communication style (DiSC); list goals and potential obstacles to completing goals; perform public speaking; and reflection activities. 


Major topics include self-reflection, practical skill development, and building personal knowledge about leadership theory and application, goal setting and leading others; understand and engage with contemporary issues of leadership: collaboration, creative problem-solving, communication, and personal and social action. The capstone of this course creates two final projects including a Leadership research paper and a Leadership Roadmap or portfolio that includes a comprehensive picture of a personalized leadership development plan and a comprehensive case study analysis. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Management, Leadership, Strategic Management, or Strategic Leadership (6/20).