2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Holistic Leadership (M.A.)


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Transcendent leadership models and breakthrough approaches are needed to help guide us through the current complex and turbulent times. Emergent leaders with differing skill sets are essential everywhere and at all levels of human endeavor. It is no longer possible to leave leadership solely to those who occupy the title by position and rank. Everyone can and must contribute to the ongoing survival of our organized systems. In all fields of work, service and study, we need different ways to view and distribute leadership that move away from proscribed ideas and that can create effective functioning at all levels: self, society, organizations, community, nations and the planet. Leadership is both a calling and also a disciplined scholarly field of study.

Holistic Leadership is a cutting edge professional studies program applicable to professionals in many disciplines. Our motto states: “The World is changing. Lead it” and supports our belief that leading today is a shared and collaborative responsibility. Leadership is multifaceted and complex in both theory and practice. The Master of Arts in Holistic Leadership is an integrative field of study where students learn theory and practice to gain skills that assist in leading individuals, groups, and large organized systems in complex and turbulent times. The Program combines holistic integrative approaches, personal mastery, interpersonal communication skills, organizational learning, and systems thinking, so that students may learn to lead effectively within a group, organized system and/or community. Students also learn to see personal, group, and larger systems through multiple lenses and to apply creative and strategic thinking, inquiring, and reflective analysis to many types of situations. Students are introduced to both western and nonwestern leadership principles and models as well as to the art of leading profound change and transformation. The Holistic Leadership Program differs from many traditional graduate leadership programs in its emphasis upon the body/mind/spirit or the whole person and/or whole system approach to leading.

The Program combines integrative approaches so that students may learn to lead anywhere within a family, group, organized system and/or community. This program prepares students to become leadership specialists within a holistic or integrative perspective. Based on the program vision of a five-level helix model, we integrate the following concepts into program philosophy and course curriculum: personal development skills, one-to-one helping or coaching skills; small system skills; large system skills; and global system skills. Holistic leadership specialists-in-training are presented with the idea that personal and system wholeness depends upon connectedness with the human community and with the natural world that supports it. In recognition of our interconnectedness, courses address approaches through the body, the cognitive, the emotional and through the spirit. Emphasis is on helping to support self-realization and system wholeness.

Program Requirements


The leadership program offers a 36-credit master’s degree in holistic leadership.  Graduates of the Salve Regina holistic counseling program and/or other university graduate programs may earn an additional 12-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies or a 12-credit Certificate of Graduate Studies in holistic leadership.  Applicants to the holistic leadership certificate program who already have a master’s or an undergraduate (in some instances) degree from an accredited university other than Salve Regina may be eligible for admissions into a Certificate of Graduate Studies program in holistic leadership.  Upon review of a potential student’s application, and on a case-by-case basis, applicants may be required to take additional holistic foundation courses in order to be fully matriculated into the CAGS and CGS programs. 

Curriculum


Students must successfully complete 36 credits to qualify for the master’s degree in holistic leadership.

Students must choose one of the following four courses as part of the required curriculum:

Note:

Course substitutions may, upon review, be approved by the program director - if appropriate and applicable to a student’s personal and professional goals.

Additional Information

Electives may be substituted with appropriate courses with permission of program director - if appropriate and applicable to a student’s personal and professional goals. Holistic leadership students may select elective courses individually to reflect personal, career, and professional goals. In some instances, electives may be substituted with appropriate courses from other disciplines, such as administration of justice and homeland security (ADJ); business studies (MGT); health care administration and management (HCA); holistic counseling (HLC); humanities (HUM); international relations (INR); or rehabilitation counseling (RHB) with permission of the appropriate program directors. Prerequisites, as indicated in the course descriptions, are required unless specifically waived by the department chair or program director. Required courses are usually offered once per academic year with some offered every other year. Most electives are offered annually, some every other year. Course substitutions may, upon request, be approved by the program director.

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for M.A. in Holistic Leadership

 

Fall
Spring
Summer
First Year
 
 
 
HLL520: Leading Holistically: Cross-Cultural Awareness 3 Credits
X
 
 
HLC504: Holistic Foundations 3 Credits or
HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills (3 credits)
X
 
 
HLC508: Human Growth and Development (3 credits) or
Approved Elective (1-3 credits)
X
 
 
HLL519: Introduction to Holistic Leadership Perspectives 3 Credits
 
X
 
HLC504: Holistic Foundations (3 credits) or
HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLC507: The Body/Mind Connection (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLL522: Creative Leadership Intervention Skills I (3 credits) (offered every-other summer)
 
 
X
HLL523: Creative Leadership Intervention Skills II (3 credits) (offered every-other summer)
 
 
X
Second Year
 
 
 
HLC512: Evaluation Research (3 credits) or
HLC516: Group Process (3 credits) or
Approved Elective (1-3 credits)
X
 
 
Approved Elective (1-3 credits)
X
 
 
HLL527: Leading System Change and Transformation (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLC540: Integrating Meaning (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLL522: Creative Leadership Intervention Skills I (3 credits) (if not completed previous summer, offered every-other summer)
 
 
X
HLL523: Creative Leadership Intervention Skills II (3 credits) (if not completed previous summer, offered every-other summer)
 
 
X

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