Fall 2017 - 60930 - PA 388L – Advanced Topics in Management
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:
- Intentional reflection and practice
- Coaching on current struggles
- Peer engagement and feedback
- 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.
- 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.