The purpose of this course is to expose students to a variety of theoretical constructs underpinning global leadership. This course will be experiential in nature so as to provide students with hands-on opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of leadership theories, as well as develop their leadership skills and techniques. Likewise, through a variety of readings, case discussions and interviews of leaders, this course will address how leadership practices within organizations are different in various global contexts. Regardless of the student’s desired career path, this course will afford students the opportunity to reflect on their current leadership practices and undertake opportunities through field experiences and shipboard activities to improve their leadership skills. Assignments include written reports and oral presentations.
Field ClassCountry: South Africa
Date: March 20, 2017
In this field class, students will have the opportunity to learn about organizational leadership principles, practices, and styles within South Africa. We will be learning about Mandela’s leadership style during our voyage and will be fortunate to learn about his leadership “journey” during out day in Cape Town. Additionally, we will be able to visit a local organization in Cape Town and interact with their managers/leaders and see first-hand how they put their leadership ideals into practice for the benefit of their organization.
1. Learn about leadership styles and behaviors in organizations in another part of the world
2. See the application of those leadership styles and behaviors by visiting an organization
3. Learn even more about Nelson Mandela’s leadership legacy