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Leadership Dynamics and Practice

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At Salve Regina University, our Master of Arts degree in leadership dynamics and practice explores theory and practice from a holistic perspective to foster communication and leadership skills. Through this experiential, science-based program, our passionate faculty inspire students to discover their professional talents and initiate social, organizational and systemic change.

Our rigorous, interdisciplinary program seeks to integrate body, mind and spirit into students’ life and work by combining cutting-edge approaches to self-mastery practice, interpersonal communication skills, leadership development and systems thinking. Coursework for the 30-credit master’s degree in leadership dynamics and practice is offered online, with select courses available at our Newport campus.

Our Leadership Dynamics and Practice Program

Through a progressive study of the discipline, our visionary program develops resilient professionals who embrace a shared and collaborative approach to leadership. Our intellectually curious and supportive learning community nurtures leaders who utilize holistic philosophies to work more effectively with individuals, groups and larger systems.

We also offer four-course graduate certificates in the dynamics of contemporary leadership and the practice of integrated leadership. These certificates can stand alone, or they can be combined with two additional courses to complete the master’s degree.

Our progressive program equips students with the latest knowledge in effective leadership and explores proven interventions and guideposts for systemic change. Inspired by Salve Regina’s mission to promote a harmonious, just and merciful world, our interdisciplinary perspective provides effective leadership skills designed for a world that is constantly evolving. We seek to be an active part of the conversation on social justice, advocacy and mercy.

Time to Complete

Two to three years

Program Format

Online

Application Deadline

March 1, July 1 or Nov. 1

A Leadership Degree to Enrich Your Career

Our master’s degree in leadership dynamics and practice provides extended professional development opportunities that uncover students’ abilities to affect change and communicate professionally.

Leadership is a shared and collaborative responsibility, and our graduates are well prepared to lead creatively and effectively in a variety of professional settings. Careers that are particularly complemented by a degree in leadership dynamics and practice include those in education, business, nonprofit organizations, faith-based or the arts sector. A better understanding of leadership and systems thinking also benefits professionals in government, health care, the military and law enforcement.

Leadership Dynamics and Practice Curriculum

Required courses:

  • HLC504: Holistic Foundations
  • HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills
  • HLL519: Introducing Dynamic Leadership Perspectives
  • HLL520: Leading Holistically: Developing Cross Cultural Awareness
  • HLL524: Leading Group Dynamics
  • HLL525: Enhancing Dynamic Leadership Skills
  • HLL527: Leading System Change and Transformation
  • HLL528: Leading with Awareness: Skilled Attention, Inquiry and Dialogue
  • HLL529: Resilient Leadership: Navigating Challenges
  • HLC540: Integrating Meaning (capstone)

Learn More About Leadership Dynamics and Practice at Salve Regina

Our master’s degree in leadership dynamics and practice empowers working professionals to unlock their potential and apply their skills to current and future career opportunities that contribute to organizational, social and global change. Transform your personal and professional perspective on leadership and function effectively at all levels.

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Program Spotlight: A Different Kind of Leader

Lisa Milich '13 (M) says that Salve Regina's leadership program changed her life. It equipped her with the latest approaches to integrative systems thinking and growth strategies and allowed her to deepen her sense of self and become a more conscious and aware person.

 It's very much an inside-out process. It's not command and control. It's really about being able to be present in the moment and show up in that presence in a way that impacts other people.