RLS415 - Leadership and Supervision

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Subject Title
Leadership and Supervision

Subject Description
This course examines leadership and supervision roles within the recreation and leisure services industry.   Students assess the critical skills and mindsets needed to successfully provide motivation, development and support to staff and volunteers.   The course also requires students to consider the key aspects of successful supervision and leadership, along with evaluating the important role of the supervisor in helping organizations to attain their goals across all levels of operation.    

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of key concepts and practices related to supervision.
  2. Analyze and suggest solutions for problems within organizations from the perspective of a leader and/or supervisor.
  3. Assess team/group dynamics as it relates to effective supervision and facilitation of groups.
  4. Apply leadership knowledge in supervising volunteer staff.
  5. Analyze solutions to key supervisory issues, including conflict management, change management, lack of cooperation and/or motivation in staff and volunteers.
  6. Consider supervision in action and the skills and techniques available to effectively supervise staff.
  7. Assess the changes in perspective and function between the role of a front line worker and that of a supervisor.
  8. Evaluate the differences between using facilitation and a direct supervisory style in supervising staff.
  9. Contrast formal and informal styles of leadership/supervision.

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