reflection paper on leadership class

Attached is the syllabus for the class, its a two day class held on Saturday, and first Saturday we went to a military campus, and had to complete tasks as groups and learned about how working in a team makes us better leaders, second Saturday was held at a class leaning more about our self and understanding who we are as leaders. Assignment :write a reflection paper of 3 about how important its to learn how to work in teams and find our weakness and strengths, and how that activities helped me understand who i am more and focus on improving.
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Personal Leadership Skills
6100-200-001, Sept 16 and Sept 23, 2017
6100:200:002 – Oct 14 and Oct 28, 2017
6100:200:003 – Nov 4 and Nov 11, 2017
Fall 2017
Robb Martin
Rdm28@uakron.edu
Cell 330-573-9706
The University of Akron, College of Business Administration, Department of Management
(Day 1 offsite, Day 2 CBA TBD)
Right of revision reserved
Course Description
This course is designed to expose students to the practice of leadership in organizations. Developing a personal leadership identify
will be the focus with emphasis on practical application. The overarching themes of the course are Self-Awareness, Ethics and
Teamwork. The course is offered on a credit (Grade “A”) or non-credit (Grade “F”) basis.
Course Overview
This course is two full days. Attendance both days is required.
6100-200-001: 6100;200;002, 6100;200;003 Paper will be due 11:59 pm the Saturday following the last Saturday of your class.
Day 1: The emphasis will be on developing cohesion in groups, defining and recognizing leadership. Students will have the
opportunity to get to know each other, develop new friendships and begin development of their personal networks. The day will
involve a significant amount of physical interaction via activities designed to present students with different challenges requiring
them to act as a team. The day will take place at an offsite location. Plan to wear shoes that will provide traction and when
choosing your clothing for the day keep in mind you may get dirty. Lunch is provided!
Day 2: The emphasis will shift toward interactions that are more cognitive in nature, but equally lively and interactive. We will
engage in a full agenda of instructor/peer-led discussion, group breakouts and report outs. Various activities will help the students
understand situations where leadership and group process skills are practiced. This day will take place in Polsky Taylor Institute
room 567.
NOTE: You need to purchase the “True Colors” self-assessment at the University Bookstore and bring it with you to class for the
Second Saturday Day 2 session.
Following the 2nd class day, students will submit a Reflection Paper (details below).
Learning Objectives
1. Incorporate awareness of feelings, emotions and implications, strengths and limitations into personal leadership style.
2. Distinguish personality styles in self and others; translate insights into effectively working with others.
3. Recognize and consider various ethical viewpoints and resolve ethical dilemmas.
4. Examine the relationship between self-awareness, personal values and ethics.
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Demonstrate group process skill (communication, collaboration, feedback) throughout class activities.
Practice speaking in small and large groups.
Appreciate individual differences and diversity among your peers.
Course Format
Day 1 – Leader’s Reaction Course
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Today’s session is at Camp Ravenna or National Guard Armory.
Students should arrive at the lobby of the first floor of the CBA building by South Broadway Street entrance no later than
7:45 am in order to check in. We will board our bus in front of the College of Business Administration, 259 S. Broadway
beginning at 8:00 am AND leave promptly at 8:15am.
We will return to campus by 4:00 pm.
DRESS: Casual, close toe shoes (tennis shoes or boots), sweatshirt or sweater (the indoor facility where we will spend the
day can be cool).
RISK and LIABILITY WAIVERS: This will be provided at morning check in if required.
NAMETAGS: You must wear your nametag/lanyard during the entire class (Day 1 and Day 2).
Lunch will be provided.
Day 2 – Classroom (CBA 130, 8:00 am – 330pm)
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Topics include: Self-Awareness, Ethics, Teamwork
Instructor: Robb Martin
You are expected to complete a “Takeaways and Commitment to Action” Plan. This in-class assignment provides you with
an opportunity to identify themes from our discussion and commit to actions that will inform your personal leadership style
going forward. These notes will be helpful for your post course assignment (Reflection Paper).
Lunch will be provided.
Student Evaluation
Successful completion (Credit/Grade “A”) of this course requires the following:
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Attendance at both class days (30%)
Full participation at both class days. (40%)
Reflection Paper (30%)
a. Summarize at least three (3) takeaways from the course including commitments as to how the
takeaways/learning can be integrated into the student’s personal learning agenda and leadership style.
b. Paper should be professionally presented and error free. Requirements: Type, double space, include
Name/Section/Date, 2-3 pages
c. Submit to the Springboard dropbox no later than Saturday following your second Saturday of class (you have a
week after the second Saturday of class to complete the paper). Dropbox will then close. Dates for the
submission are noted for each session of class at the beginning of the syllabus.
University and Instructor Policies
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Your paper must be typed and free from errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word usage. A well-written paper
presented in a professional manner will convey the author’s meaning in a clear, compelling and convincing manner. Be sure
your papers are reflective of your status as a university student. If your work contains a level of errors that is distracting to the
reader, the work will not be graded. You will be expected to resubmit the assignment with an appropriate penalty.
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Come prepared for each class meeting. See syllabus for specifics. Maximum levels of thoughtful and informed contributions to
class discussions are expected from each student.
Please arrive to class on time and in a frame of mind that is conducive to learning, thinking, sharing and open to consideration of
new ideas.
Code of Conduct. Refer to UA link at http://www.uakron.edu/orc/docs/41-02f.pdf. This is a college level course and you are
expected to observe the highest standards of conduct. Any behavior that disrupts or detracts from the progress of the class will
result in disciplinary action. You must be on the roster to attend this class. Guests (friends, family members, and children) are
not permitted in class.
It is your responsibility to know what constitutes academic dishonesty and to seek clarification directly from the instructor, if
necessary. Examples from the UA academic bulletin include:
a. Submission of an assignment as the student’s original work that is entirely or partly the work of another person.
b. Failure to appropriately cite references from published or unpublished works or print/non-print materials.
c. Observing or assisting another student’s work.
d. Cooperation with a person involved in academic misconduct.
Discrimination and Harassment: The classroom should be an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based
on a person’s sex, race, color, age, religion, disability, ancestry, or national origin, consistent with applicable laws. All students
and employees should respect the rights, opinions and beliefs of others. Discrimination against or harassment of any person
because of sex, race, color, age, religion, disability, ancestry or national origin is strictly prohibited whether directed at an
employee, student or others associated with the University. No one may subject another employee or student to any
unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.
Special Accommodation: Only those students who are registered with the Office of Accessibility and have presented a letter to
the instructor dated for the current semester are entitled to special accommodation. Information will be treated confidentially.
Any student who feels she/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Office of
Accessibility at 330-972-7928, located in 105 Simmons Hall. (http://www.uakron.edu/access).
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