British Columbia Institute of


BUSA 3105 - Leadership 1 - People Skills

Business Administration Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

A dynamic course for new or aspiring supervisors. Students develop strong interpersonal skills and increase their awareness of the importance of people skills in today's organizations. Students develop critical core inter-personal skills along with individual performance through group interactions, role playing, lectures and practice sessions.





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 26149

Sat May 26 - Sat Jun 23 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 26 - Jun 23 Sat 09:00 - 17:00 DTC Rm. 481


Teresa Comey

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Due the intensive nature of this course it is recommended that students have completed at least English 12 or COMM 1103 to be successful.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the engagement in continuous learning to leadership.
  • Describe the importance of self- awareness and confidence to leadership effectiveness.
  • Describe the importance of and demonstrate the ability to engage in reflection.
  • Relate ethics and values to leadership effectiveness.
  • Explore the relationship of charisma to leadership.
  • Develop strategies to enhance resilience and encourage optimism.
  • Describe a model of emotional intelligence and its application to leadership.
  • Explain the influence of assumptions, perceptions and mental models on leadership effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Describe the significance of and strategies for networking.
  • Describe their individual response to conflict.
  • Acquire strategies to enhance conflict competence.
  • Increase awareness and appreciation of diversity.
  • Describe how to give effective feedback.
  • Describe and demonstrate the written communication skills fundamental to leadership effectiveness.
  • Distinguish between dialogue, debate and discussion.
  • Develop goal setting strategies.
  • Identify barriers to personal productivity and strategies to address the identified barriers.
  • Describe select theories of change.
  • Identify barriers to personal change and strategies for facilitating and supporting change.

Effective as of Winter 2017

Related Programs

BUSA 3105 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Business Administration
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  2. Business Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Fire Executive Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate
  4. Leadership
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  5. Leadership
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  6. Project Management
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Discovering the Leader in You: How to realize Your Leadership Potential
Author Sara N. King, David Altman, Robert J. Lee
Publisher Jossey-Bass
Copyright 2011
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-47049-888-0
Price $61.50


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