California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Program Details

Students who are interested in earning a Master of Arts degree online may wish to consider California Institute of Integral Studies’ (CIIS) program in Transformative Leadership. The completely online environment of this course offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending class during their free time. The skills and knowledge learned in this program may be applied to organizations, social movements, or other areas that may involve leadership.

This program aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective leaders in various areas including conflict resolution, group dynamics, and creative thinking, among other subjects. The curriculum focuses on four interrelated dimensions throughout the program. Students are encouraged to question the assumptions surrounding key issues and may become efficient in envisioning, initiating and engaging in the transformative change process.

Students are expected to be able to perform the following:
• Actively create, articulate and embody a leadership style and philosophy
• Engage in the process of personal transformation, self-reflection and self-creation
• Work with others, communicate one’s vision and create communities
• Articulate knowledge in the theory and practice of leadership and transformation

Some of the courses in which students will participate over the duration of this program include The Leadership Experience: Understanding the Will to Lear, Ways of Knowing: Systems and Metaphors, and The Power of Partnership. Students will also need to successfully complete a capstone course in order to graduate. The California Institute of Integral Studies requires fulfillment of 36 credit hours in order to complete this program.

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    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

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