Leadership/Business Procedures - CIP 520204


    The goals of the course are to:

    Introduce the student to the core instructional areas of the business/management curriculum.

    Integrate the curriculum core standards of Career Tech Education.

    Stimulate interest in career development in business related fields.

    Teach basic skills in communication, word processing, filing, time management, public speaking,  research, supervision/guidance of others and technology.

    Enhance employability skills.


    Leadership is a fundamental course that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants/leaders.  It includes instruction in business communications, principals of business law, data entry, word processing, filing, records management, public speaking, organization and operation of work and work area, office procedures and protocol, public relations, research and supervision/guidance of others.

    GLE/EALRS are aligned for this course.

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a co-curricular component of the Business/Marketing program. The student organization enhances classroom instruction, helps develop leadership skills, and provides opportunities for professional growth and service.


    •· Safety

    •· Business and Management  terms

    •· Social and civic responsibility to community/business field

    •· Classifications and use of  all filing systems

    •· Characteristics and development  of  decision making processes

    •· Behavioral characteristics and traits of a leader

    •· Motives for leading

    •· Components of an effective leader

    •· Establish public speaking skills

    •· Choosing and executing a quarterly Pride Project

    •· Business risks and how to handle them

    •· ASB Laws and how they govern our school

    •· Human resource management practices/plans/policies



    Students are expected to meet all course goals and apply decision-making, critical thinking, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills to real-life situations.  The course integrates all academic areas into the curriculum.

    Teaching techniques such as group discussion, lectures, labs, and independent study will be implemented.  Hands-on experience is essential to this course, as it will provide skills pertinent to employability.

    Students will be involved in classroom activities, projects, and role-playing.  Performance assessments, projects, class assignments, employability skills, and tests will be used to assess the student's progress.


    Students will be graded on daily participation, tests, homework and projects.

    Overall grade will be based on  50%  Attitude & Projects and  50% Homework & Tests

    The district grading scale that is listed in the student planner will be used in this course.  


    Tech Prep is an articulation between the local community college (SPSCC) and the instructor to award college credit for each student completing the course with a B or better.

    Rules, procedures, and routines

    A quarterly Pride Project of considerable planning, implementing, and follow through plus daily assignments will be required.  This is a hands-on course and requires significant out of class time.  Often times, leadership students are required to complete regular tasks around our building (flags, tables in commons, recycling) in addition to their Pride Project.


    Daily assignments will be written on the board.  Students are expected to enter the classroom, place book bags, coats, etc., in designated area, and begin their assignment. Students are expected to work individually (unless otherwise directed).  Note:  It is important that students Do Not Share his/her work.  This is known as Plagiarism, which is a criminal offense.  Should anyone be caught sharing, they will receive a Zero (0) for that assignment.  Class assignments will consist of lectures, group discussion, and project presentations and working the store.


    In this class you're role modeling appropriate behavior, attitude, work ethic and courtesy is critical.  You are a LEADER use that title wisely.  Remember to come to class daily ready to respect yourself, others and property, be prepared and work hard.


    The equipment students will use is professional office equipment and should be treated as such.  Students are expected to act in a professional, business-like manner while using this equipment.  Food, Drinks, and Gum are PROHIBITED in this classroom/store. Students should never deface equipment, books, or office furniture in any way. 


    Any inappropriate language or behavior for the classroom shall be executed according to school rules. 

    1st offense:  Verbal Warning

    2nd offense:  Task/Detention assigned and call home.

    3rd offense:  Referral to Principal

    *Behaviors that are deemed inappropriate can include but are not limited to:  tardiness, inappropriate dress, foul language or attitude, lack of cleanliness, lack of respect in word or deed, not using time wisely, not bringing necessary materials to class.


    Membership in FBLA costs $25 a year and is a co-curricular component of this curriculum.

    An integral part of the business program will be the Future Business Leaders of America. FBLA offers students a chance to experience leadership and other fundamentals of success, while engaging in fun and rewarding activities.  The goals of FBLA include:

      1. Developing competent business leaders
      2. Strengthening the confidence of students in themselves and their work
      3. Creating and understanding of the American business enterprise system
      4. Developing character and preparing for useful citizenship
      5. Encouraging members in the development of individual projects which contribute to the improvement of home, school, and community
      6. Encouraging scholarship and promoting school loyalty
      7. Assisting students in the establishment of occupational goals

    All business students are strongly encouraged to join FBLA.  Through this organization, students can develop a positive self-image while gaining occupational skills.



    I have read and understand all of the information contained in the course syllabus for this course.  I understand that in order to earn a passing grade I must adhere to ALL of the guidelines presented in this syllabus.  I also understand that I am invited to join FBLA.

    Signature of Student: ______________________________________Date:____________

    As the parent/guardian of a student taking Leadership, I have read the syllabus and understand what is required of my child.  I also agree to pay $25 so that my child will be a member of FBLA, if the student chooses.

    I also understand that I can access the PASS system at any time to check the grades of my student.

    Signature of Parent/Guardian: _______________________________Date:____________

    Email Address:______________________________________________________________

    If you have any questions regarding this syllabus, please list them below or contact the instructor at
    (360)446-2205.  You may also email me at rossmaiers@rainier.wednet.edu.

    I am looking forward to a wonderful and productive year for all of us.  Thank you for your cooperation.


    Mrs. Sandy Rossmaier, BSED Instructor

    Rainier High School