MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2015 Activities by Sponsor - Michellana Jester

Exercising Leadership & Using Authority: How to Lead Progress

Sinead O'Flanagan, Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management, Michellana Jester, Director, Action Learning

Enrollment: Limited: First come, first served (no advance sign-up)
Limited to 40 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Prereq: None

This experiential course focuses on student inquiring into their ideas of leadership through critical examination of their willingness and capability to exercise leadership, as well as their relationship to roles of formal and informal authority. The course is designed to develop deep critical self-reflection about what behaviors we use, if or why we might make the choices we do, and how we can become most productive. Students will develop their capacity to lead in situations where they may have no formal leadership role or authority to act, such as when striving for progress in project teams or when seeking to initiate change in groups, businesses or communities. In addition to analysis and preparation of key case materials, the course will include a facilitated simulation challenge and debrief. The course will be held Tuesday, January 27 through Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:30-4:00pm in E62-221.

Contact: Michellana Jester, E40-196L, 617 324-1359, MJESTER@MIT.EDU

How to Lead Progress

Add to Calendar Jan/27 Tue 08:30AM-04:00PM E62-221
Add to Calendar Jan/28 Wed 08:30AM-04:00PM E62-221
Add to Calendar Jan/29 Thu 08:30AM-04:00PM E62-221

Sinead O'Flanagan - Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management, Michellana Jester - Director, Action Learning