GLBL 789 and 790

The Jackson Institute invites applications to GLBL 789 and 790, Leadership, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 with GEN (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal and Chris Fussell.

This course will examine the practical execution of leadership in today’s environment. Using a combination of historical case studies and recent events, we will review how dramatic changes in technology, society, politics, media, and globalization have increased the complexity of the tasks facing modern leaders. Although the course will include the military aspects of leadership, the overall objective will be to study leadership in a wider context, identifying the common factors shared by politics, business, education, warfare, and other fields. Some of the specific topics to be covered will include: the changing leadership environment; the role of the leader; driving change; making difficult decisions; dealing with risk; coping with failure; navigating politics; and the effect of modern media.

The class will meet on the following dates:

Fall 2018
September 15, 2018: MGHQ, Alexandria, VA
September 16, 2018: MGHQ, Alexandria, VA
November 27, 2018, 7:00pm-8:50pm
November 29, 2018, 7:00pm-8:50pm
November 30, 9:00am– 11:15am

Spring 2019
January 29, 2019, 7:00pm-8:50pm
January 31, 2019, 7:00pm-8:50pm
February 1, 2019, 9:00am– 11:15am
March 28, 2019, 7:00pm-8:50pm
March 29, 2019, 9:00am– 11:15am
April 9, 2019, 7:00pm-8:50pm
April 11, 2019: Gettysburg
April 12, 2019: Gettysburg
April 23, 2019, 7:00pm-8:50pm
April 25, 2019, 7:00pm-8:50pm

Applications are due no later than noon on Monday, August 13. Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by August 24. 

Maximum class size is 20; preference given to students enrolled in one of the Jackson Institute’s degree programs. Undergraduates who are admitted to the course are responsible for obtaining course approval via the Request to Elect a Graduate or Professional School Course form.

GLBL 789 & 790 Seminar Application

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