This course focuses on developing a personal leadership effectiveness model. Leadership is explored by examining historical and current models of leadership and by the use of leadership assessment instruments. Students are mentored in the refinement of interpersonal skills. Personal values are explored together with an examination of the function of personal character in leadership. This course is taken in the first trimester and includes a required two-day, offsite, residential communication workshop, BSCI 650. This workshop assists students in understanding their patterns of communicating and relating to others. While the privacy and autonomy of students are respected, students will be expected to look at and learn from their behavior as group members. Students failing to complete the communication workshop will not be permitted to continue in the course. Co-requisite BSCI 650.