SPA 362 –
Leadership Development Lab II Spring 2019

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Schedule of Assignments

Be sure to complete the assigned readings and other material before you come to class to discuss that day’s topic(s).

Weeks 1 and 2 – (Re-) Introduction to Leadership

Week 3 through Week 10 – Portraits of Leadership: Examining the Lives, Motivations, Philosophies, and Actions of Leaders

Studies of Leadership in:

Jan 30 – Government I: Diplomacy – Madeline Albright and Condoleeza Rice

Feb 6 – Government II: International Peace – Muhammad Yunus and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah  Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman

Feb 13 – Business and Technology I:  Peter Drucker and Jeff Bezos

Feb 20 – Business and Technology II: Andy Grove and Tricia Griffith

Feb 27 – Media and Social Media:  Katherine Graham and Larry Page

Mar 6 – The Arts: An Anthology:

Christine Kuan, Sotheby’s, on championing women in the arts;
Pamela Joyner, on African and African-American art;
Emerging Arts Leaders D.C. program; Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators II: young leaders in NYC theater and music

Mar 13 – Spring Break

Mar 20 – In Education

Wendy Kopp (Teach for America),
Fred Swaniker (building “the Harvard of Africa”), and
Sylvia Burwell (on the mental health of university students)

Mar 27 – In Crisis:  From history and from headlines

Week 11:  By this time, the week of April 1, you should be completed or nearly completed with your social action leadership project. We might move other readings and assignments around, but you want to be finished with your project this week

Week 12:  Apr 10 – Leadership:  Looking Back, Looking Forward

Week 13:  Apr 17 – Final preparations for Preparing and Presenting your Social Action Leadership Projects during Week 14

Week 14: SPA Symposium and Alumni Reception, Tuesday, April 23, 5-9 pm
*Notice this is a Tuesday, not a Wednesday.  Work out with your internships, employers, etc. that you need to be here for this. 

Week 15: You and the Leadership of Travis Patriquin 

March 13:  No class March 13, Spring Break
March 22:  Dunkin Donuts Study Break, TBA