Brandon Dillman Leadership Studies Portfolio


Hardin-Simmons University

I am a Senior at Hardin-Simmons University.  I will be graduating in December 2013 with a BBS degree in Psychology.  I currently hold a 3.81 GPA.  Prior to attending Hardin-Simmons, I attended Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado where I took part in duel-credit classes and achieved a 3.98 GPA.

Hardin-Simmons has especially influenced my education by challenging me to learn beyond facts and theories.  I have not only learned to memorize and regurgitate information but to think critically and develop perspective that will equip me for endless different scenarios in life.

I have learned valuable skills through every class I have taken at Hardin-Simmons, however the most beneficial classes that I have taken part in are:
  • LDSP 1301 - Foundations of Leadership: Learning about the foundational theories, principles, and masterminds of Leadership.
  • LDSP 3330 - Outdoor Leadership: Practicing team building and problem-solving skills during high-stress scenarios.
  • LDSP 3303 - Great Leaders of History: Learning about leaders in history who are typically not taught in a general history classes.
  • LDSP 3305 - Christian Ethics for Leaders: Learning the ethics of leadership and Christianity that are applicable in real-life scenarios.
  • LDSP/MNST 3099 - Development of Christian Leaders: Gaining perspective of how to be a leader and a Christian in our present context.
  • MNST 1321 - Christianity in Cultural Context: Learning to assess and engage a context as a Christian living within a community.
  • MNST 3380 - Aspects of Youth Ministry: Evaluating a youth ministry context and assessing how to be present and relevant in the ministry.
  • MNST 3341 - Work of the Minister: Learning the roles and methods to approach a Church Ministry leadership position.
  • PSYC 4350 - Integrating Psychology and Christian Theology: Combining theories and teachings within Psychology and Christian Theology to see and learn from the relationship between the two areas of study.
  • PSYC 4340 - Psychology of the Family: Learning to evaluate and address family systems in need of maintenance or are broken or dysfunctional.
  • PSYC 3337 - Adult Development and Gerontology: Learning about the mental development of adults and different personality types and characteristics.
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