WHY LEADERSHIP MATTERS

TAUGHT BY: SUJATHA JESUDASON

In rapidly evolving, innovative and diverse workplaces we are called to shift and change our leadership approaches and strategies. This course examines leadership theory and practice in the context of organizations in the nonprofit, government, and for-profit sectors with a specific focus on collaboration, conflict, inclusion, and power. Students will develop more awareness of their own default and unconscious leadership styles with an emphasis on deepening their leadership practices and strategies to meet specific situational and organizational priorities. Formerly known as Leadership Perspectives and Practice. Advanced Certificate in Leadership and Change requirement. Elective in the Leadership and Change Area of Specialization. Also a Making a difference requirement.

This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minor in Impact Entrepreneurship.


RE-IMAGINING SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

TAUGHT BY: SUJATHA JESUDASON

Due to the current rapid pace of change, social movements need to be ever more creative, responsive and innovative in order to be relevant and mobilize for change. This semester will focus on the Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice movement. In future semesters, this course may address different social movements. Students will learn the history of a movement, research current challenges and opportunities, hear from movement leaders and organizations, and spend time re-imagining and re-designing advocacy and organizing strategies, approaches, frames and campaigns. Working in teams, students will identify specific problems/challenges and then design and prototype innovative new approaches. While focusing on a specific movement, this course is also an opportunity to practice a methodology for innovating social change strategies. Fulfills the NPM/OCM Making a Difference Requirement.

This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minor in Impact Entrepreneurship.