Leading Across Sectors to Address Grand Challenges, 3 cr.
Taught by a rotating team of faculty from Center-affiliated Schools, this course explores cross-sector leadership for public good from a variety of perspectives and provides an opportunity for students to work together to apply what they are learning. Students apply their learnings both individually and in teams through in-class exercises and a final, team-based cross-sector initiative proposal project.
After an introductory session where students analyze and present their thinking about specific case studies, we begin with an overview of underlying concepts, frameworks, and theories related to the study of cross-sector leadership for public good, including collective, participatory, and integrative leadership as well as collective impact. We then consider how cross-sector leadership happens, looking at relevant individual competencies and contributions, boundary-crossing team and inter-organizational work, and different design and formation possibilities for cross-sector initiatives. Finally, we move to learning from practice -- from specific, local examples of cross-sector work and from practicing your own skills in cross-sector planning and teamwork in the final team project.
Register under LAW 6623, PA 5105, MGMT 6402, OLPD 6402, or PUBH 6702. Learn more about Leading Across Sectors to Address Grand Challenges and how it fits in with the graduate minor in integrative leadership here.