About this courseSkip About this course
This course provides theoretical and practical approaches to the development of character, civility and community for leaders and emerging leaders in education, business, nonprofit, academic, religious, and other professions. The course examines the personal, public and spiritual dimensions of leadership within the context that Fluker calls “the intersection of lifeworlds and systems”; and outlines principles and practices of ethical leadership from a diverse field of leadership theories. Fluker’s work grounds leadership in story, the appropriation of one’s personal narrative within social and historical contexts, as a basis for individual and social transformation.
Theorists and Leadership Video Interviewees include:
- Congressman John Lewis
- Ambassador Andrew Young
- Dr. Jochen Fried (Salzburg Global Seminar)
- Dr. Walter E. Massey (former President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
- Chandra Taylor-Smith (Vice President, Community Conservation and Education, National Audubon Society)
- Nicole Robinson (Vice President of Community Impact, Greater Chicago Food Depository)
- Caren Yanis (former President, Crown Family Philanthropies)
- Biographer Evan Thomas (Being Nixon: A Man Divided)
- Harvard University Business, Kennedy and Education School Professors Max Bazerman, Howard Gardner, Bill George, David Gergen, Ronald Heifetz and Barbara Kellerman.
- President Robert A. Brown
- Provost Jean Morrison
- Deans Coleman (SED), Moore (STH), Cudd (CAS), Elmore (Dean of Students), Freeman (Questrom School of Business), Galea (SPH) and Najam (Pardee School of Global Studies).
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- Ethical leadership principles and practices utilizing the Ethical Leadership Model™.
- Narrative and dramaturgical methods in the development of character, civility and community as ethical leadership practices.
- A conceptual model for negotiating ethical decision-making at the intersection of life-worlds and system worlds.
- Various theories and methods of ethical analysis in leadership practices.
- Personal core values that present themselves in “defining moments that ask leaders to choose between competing values and ideals in which we intensely believe."
- An Ethical Toolkit for Leaders that can be applied in each student’s leadership context as a life-long practice.
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