Fall 2017 - 60930 - PA 388L – Advanced Topics in Management | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Fall 2017 - 60930 - PA 388L – Advanced Topics in Management

Leadership Coaching

Where in your life are you acting as a leader? This is an opportunity to develop yourself as a leader, while you are leading. Each week you will receive leadership coaching based on the situations and issues you bring to class to discuss.

This course will be structured as on-going group leadership coaching sessions. Throughb effective leadership coaching, students will have the opportunity to accelerate their ability to learn from their external experiences via the following modalities:

  1. Intentional reflection and practice
  2. Coaching on current struggles
  3. Peer engagement and feedback
  4. Link to leadership theory and best practices

Each week students will bring in their relevant leadership-related challenges, and we will workshop the various scenarios. During this course, the cohort will develop as an authentic learning community—students will be challenged to increase their self-awareness, paying particular attention to their conscious and unconscious patterns.

It’s our belief that developing as a leader will enable you to have a greater impact as you pursue your policy careers. In today's environment, we are learning that successful public affairs professionals will have a combination of content expertise as well as interpersonal/leadership skills. This course will enable you to build your leadership skills so you can leverage all of your policy expertise to make a difference in the world.

Course Goals

  • Increase your set of behavior choices available in any leadership moment.
  • Gain lifelong skills in learning how to learn from your experience, developing the skill of being coachable.
  • Formally creating connections between leadership roles and work/internship experiences and LBJ course work.

Format: 3 credit course in fall of 2017.

This course is capped at 12 students in order to maximize individual and group learning and maintain the integrity of the here-and-now teaching modality. In order to engage multiple perspectives, this course is cross-listed with several graduate programs at UT.

SRH 3.314/3.355