UMD: A Globally Connected University
Spring 2018 - HESI318I: Applied Contextual Leadership; Global Leadership in a Virtual Context
Instructors: Anne Spear, Natasha Chapman
Partner Institutions: Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Course Description: This course is a global learning experiment that joins students and faculty from the University of Maryland, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Royal University of Phnom Penh in a virtual, interactive environment. Students will explore the role of socially responsible leadership in a global context in response to the question, “How do we learn to understand, examine, and address complicated global problems while working with highly diverse groups of people and perspectives?”
The course uses a selected global issue as a means to explore the complexity of the issue and develop understanding of and leadership skills in diverse, multicultural and global environments. Students will learn and work virtually with international partners to explore and critically examine the issue and present briefings on the various challenges, options and views surrounding it. As a final project, students will apply problem-solving skills and use their personal, acquired, and co-constructed knowledge about leadership, intercultural competencies and the global issue to respond to a live case study with recommendations for stakeholders.