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Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3 cr
This intensive course is designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of leadership and culture and how they influence the functioning of cross-cultural groups and major institutions today.
In two weekends, we will clarify these concepts and consider how they can be applied to real world situations. To achieve this goal, the course will use concepts drawn from several academic disciplines and cultural contexts. We will distinguish "leadership" from "management" and focus on distinctions between "leadership" and "functioning of organizations" ranging from simple to complex.
You will be expected to integrate these concepts and learn how to translate them from theory to practice. This course is not a traditional leadership training program, but an academic course designed to produce knowledge and understanding of leadership, organizations and culture.
This class will employ a variety of instructional approaches including lectures, critical incidents, case studies, large-group and small-group discussions, a simulation and problem solving exercises. NOTE: This course is taught in an intensive format.