Spring 2018 - 60870 - PA 388L – Advanced Topics in Management | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2018 - 60870 - PA 388L – 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.

The ​premise ​of ​this ​class ​is ​that ​leadership ​is ​based ​on ​a ​number ​of ​interconnected ​skills, and ​that ​these ​skills ​can ​be ​developed ​with ​intentional, ​authentic ​practice ​and ​feedback. This ​class ​offers ​you ​the ​opportunity ​to ​develop ​your ​ability ​to ​lead ​in ​multiple ​contexts:

Leverage: ​How ​to ​lead ​when ​you ​are not ​in ​the ​room.

Catalyze: How ​to ​lead ​when ​you ​are not ​in ​charge.

Improvise: ​How ​to ​lead ​when ​you are ​in ​the ​room, ​and ​things ​are ​not ​going ​in ​the way ​you ​“want” ​or ​think ​is ​best.

Course ​Summary

Students ​will ​have ​a ​unique ​unprecedented ​opportunity ​to ​courageously ​explore:

1) How ​they ​impact ​others ​and ​how ​others ​impact ​them​, ​2) ​How ​they ​invite ​and influence ​others ​to ​action and ​3) ​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.

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.

Course Goals

Learn about who you are as a leader 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.

M.P.Aff
MGPS
SRH 3.216/3.219