Integrative Learning and Transformational Development for Transformational Leadership & Coaching

Course Number: AC00

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 8 Credits

Course Description:

This first course of your degree program begins your adventure of yearning-based learning. In it, you learn the basic processes of the Wright Performative approach to learning, growing, and personal transformation from the inside out. This springboard course orients you to your journey as a Wright Graduate University scholar practitioner. It provides a foundation for your own transformation, your development as a transformational leader, and the successful completion of your Master’s program at Wright Graduate University.

You are introduced to the intellectual, research, and practice areas of leadership with an emphasis on understanding yourself and others for effective management and leadership in organizational, team, and one-to-one aspects of your personal and professional life. In the Overview component you learn the six core academic disciplines–Neuroscience, behavioral economics and other related research; Adlerian; Humanistic; existential; developmental; and educational disciplines which bring to light applied insights and skills in organizational management and leadership. In the Performative component, you focus on your own learning and growing that you apply through weekly behavioral assignments to enhance your effectiveness in all areas of your life, including your profession. You assess yourself and others with the CARE personality profile to provide a common foundation for continued social emotional intelligence development. In the Applied component, coaching skills provide foundational skills in one-to-one leadership and relationship management. You also learn and apply the team empowerment structure with which you will manage your cohort activities including plenary meetings and other projects.

You learn the best practices to get the most out of the on-line learning component of your studies. You are oriented to the Wright Graduate University online community and engage in rich developmental interactions with your classmates. You orient to weekly lesson, reading, and discussion processes that you follow throughout your studies. You discover the ebb and flow rhythms that you follow each quarter to help facilitate your planning and self-management. You learn to track and plan your personal, leadership, and social emotional intelligence development through your Purposeful Leadership Process.

You explore emergence as a fundamental dynamic in optimizing individuals and group performance. You begin to understand the critical thinking skills of coaching, leadership, and business management that allow an individual to better apprehend, analyze, and make decisions from more accurate analysis of sensory, analytic, and other grounded data. Your analysis provides insight into themes patterns for which you design actions and interventions for change and better goal achievement. You develop as an individual in all areas of life, as well as a scholar practitioner, business professional, leader, and coach who practices what you preach and teach.

Meet Our Students And Grads

See how Wright Graduate University helped them transform their lives.

Wright Graduate University is the most unique education I have ever experienced. In my second year of studies, I was single and living by myself; however, I barely felt lonely because I was getting so much connection, support, and nourishment from my Wright Graduate University education. Now, the person who didn’t want to be a coach, who didn’t want to be a leader, wants to be a coach and a leader who can bring what I’ve been learning to people in Japan.

Junki Aoki MA Graduate, EdD Student, Class of 2025

Wright Graduate University has enhanced my life in ways I never thought possible. The yearning-based learning methodology has allowed me to learn more about myself and how I operate in different environments. I am a mother of two young girls, I work full-time, and I am a business partner. I, regrettably, waited two years before choosing to sign up for the master’s program thinking I needed to change my circumstances to open space for education. Let me ensure you, it will not detract from but only enhance your current life.

Rosenda González Master of Arts Graduate, 2022

What I discovered at Wright Graduate University was a dimension of richness of human interaction which I had never experienced. My relationship with my clients and coworkers became enhanced by what I was learning. I could see people’s strengths and weaknesses more clearly and support them better. I had more grace for my own struggles as I learned more about what made me tick. I have never been more connected to myself and others.

Marilyn Pearson Master of Arts Graduate, 2014

My transformational leadership studies are empowering me to be a satisfied woman in business, making sure that I’m not backing down when I have a vision, an initiative, something that I feel is important that I’m going for. Because I’m looking out for each person, the whole group is successful and everyone benefits.

Jennifer Masi Master of Arts Graduate, 2018

I have been integrating my academic research and personal development directly into my role. I’ve been able to combine my leadership with my coursework by bringing personalized examples into my assignments. Between the WGU faculty and my student cohort, I’ve received critical feedback that I’ve taken directly into my company - positively impacting myself and my team in the process.

Drew Allison Current WGU MBA Student
Program Of Interest:
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  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor Of Education in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
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Highest level of education completed:
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  • High school diploma or less
  • Some College
  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary coursework or trade school
  • Completed post-secondary coursework or trade school
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Post-graduate coursework
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree

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Accreditation: Wright Graduate University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). Wright Graduate University business programs have received specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). See complete accreditation and recognition details here.