Dr. Schlenker is an Assistant Professor in Teaching & Learning at the University of North Dakota's College of Education & Human Development. His previous experience as a secondary language arts teacher and building principal in addition to his current work in leadership, finance, and communication provide research-based learning from a practitioner. Dr. Schlenker received his Bachelor of Arts in English Education from North Dakota State University, Master's in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota.
This course prepares educators to plan for their personal and professional development by understanding and using the principles of nonverbal/verbal communication; written communication; and interpersonal/team communication.January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023
In this Professional Development for Educators Course, students will learn about the importance of developing an individual leadership plan. In order to effectively lead others, one must be able to lead her/himself.January 1, 2022 to January 1, 2024
This course, based upon the work of Peter Northouse, will be an introduction about what it takes to lead effectively. This online asynchronous 1-credit course will give an overview of different leadership theories and approaches; will provide a questionnaire that will allow participants to analyze their own impressions of the word leadership; and will help students apply their learning to sample case studies.May 1, 2020 to May 1, 2024