The Jackson Institute invites applications to GLBL 790, Leadership, Fall 2017 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.
Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:50pm and Fridays 9:25-11:15am (except where noted) on these dates:
- September 9, 3:00pm – September 10 (class trip to Washington, D.C.)
- September 21, 22
- October 5, 6, 12 (film screening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm), 31
- November 3-4 (a class trip to Gettysburg) 28, 30
- December 1
Applications are due no later than 12:00pm on Friday, August 18, 2017.
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.