Advanced Leadership and Strategic Planning Workshop (APA4130.01)

Alison Dennis

The problems we face today are too great for any one person to solve alone. But what does it practically take to lead meaningful change and advance public action? What leadership capacities are needed now to move ourselves and others forward strategically and adaptively in a changing world? This course will support student leaders and entrepreneurs who are engaged in forwarding real projects on campus, in local communities and in the world. It will serve as an opportunity for students currently grappling with leading student groups, and launching entrepreneurial start-ups and initiatives, with a structured opportunity to forward their work, and to support each other as a leadership network. We will focus our time in equal parts on personal leadership capacity development and high-impact strategy design and implementation. Project-based work will be supplemented with readings, case studies and written assignments. There will also be a public service component to this course, which workshop participants will take on as a collective. The workshop format of this course will require a high degree of personal accountability and participation. Interested students will be asked to submit brief proposals outlining how they see to leverage the workshop to forward their work.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Email the following to adennis@bennington.edu on or before April 29: In no more than 500 words, please describe how you see to leverage this workshop to forward yourself as a leader and the work you are pursuing now. Those that have been accepted into the course will be notified on May 5.
Credits: 4
M 8:00am - 9:50am; T 8:00am - 9:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 12
This course is categorized as 4000, Advancement of Public Action, Alison Dennis, All courses, Four Credit.