LDS509 - Leading Responsibly

Outline info
Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-07-26 10:31:05.264
Last review date 2017-07-26 10:31:05.265


Subject Title
Leading Responsibly

Subject Description
Sustainability in business is often related to profitability. Organizations now need to incorporate practices that include a more holistic approach to the responsibility corporations have to their communities and the environment. Leaders need to assess the impact of the business in an ethical and globally sustainable way using measures such as corporate social responsibility and triple-bottom line accounting.

Credit Status
One full credit toward a Seneca College Certificate in the Leadership Development Series.

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

1. Discuss the impact organizations have on the community, both locally and globally.
2. Explain the concept of leading responsibly.
3. Debate the impact of human activities on the environment.
4. Research organizations who have demonstrated corporate social responsibility in their operations, including examples.
5. Interpret environmental standards and legislation.
6. Analyze opportunities and issues facing organizations that require leaders to identify solutions within the context of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
7. Evaluate business initiatives in order to determine their impact on an organization's sustainability, including profitability and corporate social responsibility criteria.
8. Make decisions based on factors other than bottom line profitability and include ethical practices, sustainability and corporate responsibility while increasing profitability.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None.

Topic Outline

  • Leading Responsibly
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Criteria
  • Organizational Culture
  • Authority
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Ethics
  • Integrity
  • Human Relations
  • Personal Growth
  • Triple-Bottom Line Accounting
  • Going Green
  • Resources
  • Criteria for Viability
  • Power
  • Influence

Mode of Instruction
Online

A combination of teaching methods will be utilized which may include case studies, discussions, group and individual work.

Prescribed Texts
Online:

All required materials are within the course

Reference Material
None.

Required Supplies
None.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks after the assignment due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail.  Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following web site for the Seneca College Library MLA Style Guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  

http:/senecacollege.ca/library

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the even of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency:

The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Students must achieve an overall grade of 60% in order to pass the course.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

Online

Debate 10%
Case Study 15% 
Research Assignment 15%
Major Project 30% 
Final Exam 30%

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.


Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Chair - Business Studies Danielle Mercier