Embracing the Future – Leadership for the 21st Century.  Winter 2011

Assignments appear in BOLD on the day they are due.

This schedule may change; check it several times a week.  Listen in class for changes and updates.


Week 1




Mon. Jan 3







No class – New Year holiday


Wed. Jan 5

Introduction to course, students, faculty 

Creating a Common Field in our Classroom through intentionality, shared purpose, story

Mechanistic and Living Systems

 Individual Listening: Listening Exercise/So Do You Mean?

Collective Listening:
What’s in a Seminar? / Practice Seminar

Assign Seminar assignment 1 / 2

Culture and Communication:
Cultural Interview 1 (Listening as an Act of Love) - Synthesis Due 1/10 (online)

Handouts to read for interview

“Stumbling Blocks to Intercultural Communication” (LaRay Barna)
Active Listening article (Rogers/Farson)
Levels of Listening

Listening Lecture

Week 2









Mon. Jan 10

READ  Isaacs Chap. 1-4

WRITE Seminar prep 1

Seminar: Isaacs

Introduction to Hofstede and cultural dimensions values & worldview

Assign Seminar 2/ paraphrasing

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment (BIBE): Intro, Power

Wed. Jan 12 (Jane gone)

READ Machavelli, The Prince

WRITE Seminar prep 2

Seminar: Machiavelli

Video: Seminar for Everyone

Assign Essay 1, Paraphrase Practice

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment – Status, and Rank

Week 3








Mon. Jan 17


No Class – Martin Luther King



Post a synthesis of your Cultural Interview and any pictures on our blog.  Bring your paper to class on Wednesday.


Wed. Jan 19

Cultural Interview 1 DUE

READ Isaacs Chap. 5-7

READ Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

WRITE Seminar prep 3


Seminar: Julius Caesar

BIBE: Rank roles / Adressing model

Developing ideas for essay 1

Week 4







Mon. Jan 24

WRITE Essay 1 Rough Draft/4 copies

READ Parks chap. 1-3

Mini seminar prep: Parks

Seminar: Parks

Essay 1 Small Group Work

Using PIE structure

BIBE: Skill sets, Agent skills

Wed. Jan 26

PREP: Fishbowl Synthesis seminar (Isaacs, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Parks)

Intro to Systems thinking (versus mechanistic thinking) & Adaptive Leadrship

Essay 1: Thesis Workshop, sentence outline

BIBE: Target skills



Week 5







Mon. Jan 31

WRITE Essay 1, Revised Draft + sentence outline

READ Parks chapters 4-6

Strong verbs

Essay 1: Peer Review/ outline work

Film: The Visitor (skills analysis)

Wed.  Feb 2

READ Rusesabagina, An Ordinary Man

WRITE Seminar prep 4

Seminar on Rusesabagina

Assign Cultural Interview 2

Film: The Visitor (skills analysis)

Week 6








Mon. Feb 7

WRITE Essay 1 Final Due

READ Brisken Intro, Chap. 1-3



Film: Taking Root: Waangari Maathi

Assign Essay 2


Wed. Feb 9

READ Course Reader/ Ensler, Berger

WRITE Seminar prep 5

WRITE Mid quarter self eval.


Seminar: Ensler & Berger

Review SGID

Week 7







Mon. Feb 14

WRITE Cultural Interview 2



Film: The Church on Dauphine Street

Work on essay 2

Wed.  Feb 16

WRITE Essay 2 Rough Draft/ 4 copies

PREP Fishbowl Synthesis Seminar


Synthesis seminar: Rusesabagina, Ensler, Berger, Parks, Brisken, films

Essay 2 rough draft work

Week 8








Mon. Feb 21


No Class – President’s Day Holiday


READ Brisken Chap. 7-8,  Final Reflection

Wed. Feb 23

WRITE Essay 2 Revised Draft

READ Course Reader /Moraga

WRITE Seminar prep 6


Moraga Seminar

LeGuin: an introduction

Essay 2: Peer Review

Week 9

Mon. Feb 28

READ LeGuin, as assigned

WRITE Essay 2 Final

READ Isaacs Chap. 10-13


Dynamic Governance

Final Project launched

Small Groups – LeGuin project

Wed. March 2

READ LeGuin, as assigned

WRITE Seminar prep 9


Small group presentations - LeGuin


Seminar LeGuin

Final project work

Week 10

Mon. March 7

READ Isaacs: chapters 16 and 17



Final Project/Paper: Rough

Wed. March 9

READ: Cameron, Daughters…

WRITE: Seminar prep 10

Seminar: Cameron

Week 11


Mon. March 14

Final project paper: Revised


Wed. March 11

Grand Synthesis Fishbowl Seminar

Week 12



Mon. March 21

DUE: Final project/Paper

DUE: Final Self Evaluation

No work will be accepted after this class

Course Evaluations

Celebration and Potluck