This course provides candidates with the foundational theories and skills that are necessary to lead groups. Emphasis will also be placed on identifying principles of group dynamics, components of the group process and group goal setting. The theories, principles and practices of group dynamics and coaching have been selected to help prepare professionals to work with people in various settings, with an emphasis on conducting educational group sessions and building effective team membership. By the end of the course, each candidate will gain a thorough understanding of group leadership styles and approaches, including characteristics of various types of group leaders and the relationship between leadership styles and group functioning.

Duration = 12 weeks


Course / Module Professor

Dr. Donald Oxford York holds the position of Professor of Leadership Studies at Monarch Business School Switzerland as well as Dean of Student Development. Professor Dr. York holds a D.Phil. in Business Research degree with distinction from Monarch Business School where he also earned a Master of Philosophy in Business Research with distinction. He also holds a B.A. in Behavioral Neuropsychology from McGill University in Montreal where he also completed a Graduate Diploma in Leadership. At present, Dr. York is completing a MA in Counselling & Spirituality at St-Paul University, a college of the University of Ottawa. His areas of interest revolve around Health Care Administration and Leadership. (More…)