Take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of leadership through the Leadership
Studies minor at PennWest Edinboro. You can choose courses from a variety of departments
to develop fundamental skills, capacities and knowledge necessary to assume leadership
positions in public, private and nonprofit organizations.
When you pursue a Leadership Studies minor, you will have unique opportunities to
build a variety of valuable skills.
Leadership Foundations - Examine the historical foundations of leadership studies including the theories, concepts
and models that underpin the study of leadership.
Presentation Skills - Demonstrate the oral communication skills needed as a leader to present messages in
an ethical manner.
Interpersonal/Group Skills - Develop effective interpersonal and group skills necessary for leaders to interact
with diverse individuals, resolve conflicts and create beneficial relationships.
Organizational Change Skills - Formulate strategic thinking skills in facilitating organizational growth and change.
Community Engagement Skills - Recognize the importance of leadership in contributing to community life and active
citizenship in a democratic society.
Critical Thinking Skills - Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for effective leadership.
Timothy Few, PhD Associate Professor 108 Hendricks Hall Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 814-732-1319