Space avail for Jan term course on Global Grand Challenges

PA 5152 Leadership to Address Global Grand Challenges
January 8-12, 2018, 8 am to 5 pm

Global grand challenges are novel, emergent, complex, and beyond the resources of any single sector to address. Skills-based course that introduces participants to integrative leadership strategies effective in addressing such challenges, with specific focus on leadership practices that foster collective action across diverse groups of people.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a deeper understanding of - and an opportunity to apply - leadership skills that foster collective action across industry, government, academia, and civil society sectors. Specifically, participants will:

Expand meta-leadership skills for:
• Leading one's self
• Leading in teams (where you have authority and responsibility)
• Leading up in organizations (where you may have responsibility but no authority)
• Leading across (where you have neither responsibility or authority)

Deepen understanding of global grand challenges and why they require an integrative leadership approach. Learn about, observe and practice specific integrative leadership skills that include:
• Listening to understand and be understood
• Building trust and credibility
• Hosting dialogue, debate and deliberation;
• Anticipating and leveraging windows of opportunity;
• Mapping polarities and balancing paradox;
• Designing inclusive structures and facilitating decision-making processes;
• Providing constructive feedback and fostering continuous self-improvement

Apply leadership skills in a real world setting, addressing a contentious food system issue.
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