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This course introduces the principles, policies, and practices of contemporary governance and ethical leadership across public, private, and non-profit sectors. Topics include cross-sector collaboration, system leadership, and social innovation. Students explore governance and policy in relation to the common good.
Governance is about collective action and shared decision-making in a complex, interdependent, and uncertain world. Investigating organizational efficiency, policy legitimacy, and strategic objectives, this course introduces students to the theories and models of contemporary governance and explores their implementation in organizational settings across the public, private, and community sectors.
This course introduces students to principled leadership as a foundation for decision-making and evaluation. A theory-to-practice approach is applied providing a coherent framework for action, taking into account authority, power, influence, followership, competencies, personality, role, and citizenship. Students learn diagnostic tools for analysis, constituent responsibilities, and strategic action.
Antirequisite(s): Dimensions of Leadership 1000A/B, Dimensions of Leadership 1031.
Environmental Stewardship is a term that has deep historical roots and is now beginning to be used widely again in natural resources management and conservation, local governance and sustainability practices. This course explores the various knowledge systems, as well as the spiritual traditions and ethical principles, that inform environmental stewardship in the 21st century.
The history of environmental activism predates the contemporary climate crisis. This course offers a historical perspective on environmental leadership and the governance challenges posed by recent activism. Students explore the critical events, individuals, and organizations shaping twentieth century environmentalism.
This course introduces students to the study of public policy and governance. Examining the core concepts of the public policy cycle, policy instruments and program evaluation, the course explores challenges of cross-sector collaboration, multi-level governance, citizenship engagement, and leadership accountability.
Governance is about collective action and shared decision-making in complex organizational settings. This course provides an in-depth examination of key issues in governance theory and practice across the public, private, and community sectors. Topics include: inter-sectoral collaboration, multi-level governance, social innovation, and public policy learning.
This interdisciplinary course explores how to be an ethical leader by introducing students to the philosophy of leadership in works of philosophy, politics, and literature. Reading diverse works from around the world, students will explore the nature of leadership from the ancient world to the present.
This course provides in-depth exploration of principled leadership as an ethical foundation for governance. Through historical and contemporary perspectives, students examine issues of power and authority, leadership competencies and constituent responsibilities, and organizational innovation in public, private, and community sectors.
This course provides in-depth study of principled leadership as the foundation for ethical governance from a historical perspective. Leaders are examined in different historical and institutional contexts. Students explore tensions between principles and power, and personal responsibility and public accountability.
This course examines the diverse positions of animals in law and in public and private sector policy. It focuses on debates about and strategies for improving animals’ social, political, and legal statuses.
Bringing together learning across Governance, Leadership, and Ethics, the capstone course integrates, extends, or applies the theories, methods, and findings across GLE courses. In collaboration with the Director of GLE, students select from among the following options: Thesis, Major Research Papers, Reading Course, or Community-Based Consultancy with a Written Report.
This course explores foundational ideas and thought leadership in the contemporary study of Governance, Leadership and Ethics. Students are introduced to theories of collective action, collaborative governance, and the common good in relation to complex public policy challenges.
Collaborative governance is a new style of public problem-solving that brings together public, private, and non-profit sectors to tackle complex economic, social, environmental, and health challenges. Students will explore collaborative governance theory and test its principles through real-world applications.