2019 Global Leadership Practice

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Ota Eri 
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Intensive 3-8(S409)  
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Course description and aims

This course is organized in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Students will actively participate in experiential learning activities related to self-evaluation, case studies, organization observation and analysis, site and innovation visits, and a final team project.
The goal of this course is to develop individual and team leadership skills within a multi-cultural learning environment.

Student learning outcomes

1)To be able to build leadership skills through self-realization/evaluation related to strength, values and appropriate skills.
2)To be able to write reflectively on topics related to leadership, college experience and professional goals
3)To be able to collaborate within the multicultural/multidisciplinary environment.
4)To be able to identify and solve challenges in a multicultural environment.
5)To be able to develop a vision for career development.


Global, Leadership, Multicultural Awareness and Curiosity, Cultural Competence, Group Work, Collaboration, Self-Development

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course is composed of lectures and discussion about leadership/multiculturalism/value and ethics/problem-solving, etc, case study on group work, sharing of self-evaluation, and final team report presentation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 6/4 (Tue) 10:45-12:15 @ S409 Demystifying Leadership: Reflection (Blog/Vlog): Personal Best Leadership Experience will be informed in due course
Class 2 6/4 (Tue) 13:20-14:50 Who Am I?:Values Card Sort/Student Leadership Practices/Inventory Debrief Student Leadership Practices Inventory Experimenting with leadership behavior change
Class 3 6/7 (Fri) 10:45-12:15 @ S409 The Secret to Cohesive Teams Reflection: Discuss a time you achieved something you are proud of in a team
Class 4 6/7 (Fri) 13:20-14:50 @ S409 “The Japanese-American Way” (Speaker) The Team Culture Map  (complete in your teams)
Class 5 6/11 (Tue) 10:45-12:15 Unbiasing | Making the unconscious, conscious Implicit Associations Exercise Simulation Reflection: Ways that unconscious and hidden bias / stereotypes impact your behavior as a student
Class 6 6/11 (Tue) 13:20-14:50 @ S409 The Culture Map:Communicating / Silence/ Feedback/Decisions/ Power / Authority/Conflict/ Perceptions of Time/How to Work with Me Guide (complete in your teams)
Class 7 6/14 (Fri) 10:45-12:15 @ S409 Overcoming Common Challenges within Multi-Cultural Teams Reflection: Insights and learnings from site visit/speaker. What will I do next? Work on final team report/presentation
Class 8 6/14 (Fri) 13:20-14:50 @ S409 Team Presentation Final presentation


The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader 3rd Edition, James Kouzes and Barry Posner

Reference books, course materials, etc.

The Culture Map (INTL ED): Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures Paperback – International Edition, January 5, 2016 by Erin Meyer

Assessment criteria and methods

Pre-work 10%
Class Participation 40%
In-Class Assignments/Simulations: 20%
Final Team Report 20%
Team Presentation 10%

Related courses

  • LAW.X421 : Global Leadership Training

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students who wish to enroll/participate in this course should have English proficiency (TOEIC score 750 or above, TOEFL-iBT score 80 or above), so that he/she will be able to understand the lectures and actively participate in discussions.

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