ILRID 6675

ILRID 6675

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

What can we learn about leadership from pathbreakers such as Grace Lee Boggs, Angela Davis, Toni Morrison, and Sylvia Rivera? While traditional scholarship on leadership has focused on corporations, politics, and higher education, leaders exist in many other spaces. Activists, for example, demonstrate many of the proven hallmarks of effective leadership: listening to others, taking risks, and forging communities. This course seeks to galvanize leadership education by putting traditional leadership scholarship in conversation with the writings of activists and humanistic scholars. Through this juxtaposition, we will explore and examine our preconceived notions of "leadership," "diversity," and "inclusion." We will challenge ourselves to develop dialogue skills for collaboration across difference, analyze identity-based power dynamics, and propose policies and measures to alleviate inequity in organizations. In seminar and in writing assignments, we will also reflect substantially from our own personal experiences as leaders, noting the challenges of leading in the context of structural inequities and the opportunities for creating more inclusive environments. Ultimately, this course seeks to articulate a more critical and informed vision for inclusive leadership and to equip students to lead across difference with empathy and awareness of identity-based power.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRID 4675

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18143 ILRID 6675   SEM 101

    • T Warren Hall 138
    • Mar 16 - May 10, 2022
    • Kim, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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