Spring 2017 - 61497 - PA388L - Advanced Topics in Management | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2017 - 61497 - PA388L - Advanced Topics in Management

Leadership Lab

Leadership Lab:

A “learning lab” course where students can practice, take risks and learn about who they are as a leader and how they behave in relationships with others.

Course summary:

Students will have a unique unprecedented opportunity to courageously explore: 1)How they impact others and how others impact them and 2) What helps/hinders them personally in building open, effective rewarding relationships.

This course focuses on “who” a student is as a leader, taking an inside out, experiential approach to leadership development, and using real-time feedback to understand the impact we have on others.

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 assumptions, biases and patterns.  The authentic, in-the-moment group collaboration, learning  and feedback will enable students to increase their capacity for empathy and their ability to hold different perspectives.

As a pilot, this course will have a cap of 12 students in order to maximize individual and group learning and maintain the integrity of the here-and-now teaching modality.

Course Goals:

  • Learn about who you are as a leader and who you are in relationship with others. How do you impact others? How do others impact you? What are your conscious and unconscious patterns as you relate to people?
  • Practice being “the leader you want to be” through authentic, leadership experiences
  • Learn “how to learn” from ALL your leadership and interpersonal experiences.

Format: 3 credit course in Spring 2017, structured as six, seven and half-hour days on Fridays. [9am - 5:00pm]. Meets 1/20; 2/10; 2/24; 3/10; 3/24; 4/7; 4/21.

NOTE on Leadership development protocol being used for this course
The Leadership Lab  pilot is based on the leadership development protocol being used successfully at Stanford, Yale and Rice. The main premise of the model is that people develop as leaders by learning about themselves while leading. The model emphasis intentional reflection and  self-awareness, using knowledge as one supportive input for  self-discovery and growth.

SRH 3.314/355; Meets 1/20; 2/10; 2/24; 3/10; 3/24; 4/7; 4/21