ESC 544: Leadership for Change

Synonym:

86617 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Jimmy Karlan

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 8/31 - 12/14 (8:00AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: ASJS, CB, Cert, EE, SDCC, SDS - Required

Restricted to Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 ASJS, CB, Cert, EE, SDCC, SDS; others by permission of instructor.

Leadership for change is the art of structuring organizations and collaboration, building morale and vision, and facilitating group deliberation and decision-making to guide effective policy-setting and organizational work that makes a positive difference at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, field, and societal levels. This course will help students' develop the skills and understandings that support leadership that is adaptive, inclusive, participatory, collaborative, culturally competent, and effective. Participants in this class will be challenged to explore 1) personal leadership competencies and styles; 2) group dynamics, inclusion, and team facilitation; 3) strategies for engaging diverse stakeholders; and 4) the capacity of creative leadership to facilitate large-scale systemic change.