Reflective Practice: Learning from Work

PADM-GP.1901, 3 points.

Semester: Spring


“Research on leader development suggests that reflection, especially for highly successful action-oriented leaders and managers, is counter-intuitive, requires disciplined and intentional practice to become a solid part of a leader’s development strategy, and is critical to success.” The goal of this course is to provide the basis on which students can begin to build the tools to become disciplined and intentional reflective practitioners. To this end, we will explore:

• the issues of self at work, including ways of paying attention to the individual, small group, and large group dynamics of organizational life;
• the concept of building theory from practice; and
• the ways to create space for reflection.

Students are expected to be working or interning at an organization during the semester they are taking this course.



Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2014Ellen SchallSyllabus
Spring 2012Ellen SchallSyllabus
Spring 2011Ellen SchallSyllabus
Spring 2009Ellen SchallSyllabus
Spring 2009Angela Hendrix TerrySyllabus
Spring 2009Angela Hendrix TerrySyllabus
Spring 2008Ellen SchallSyllabus
Spring 2008Ellen SchallSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Spring 2015Angela TerryEvaluation
Spring 2015Ellen SchallEvaluation
Spring 2014Angela TerryEvaluation
Spring 2014Ellen SchallEvaluation
Spring 2012Terry, Angela (team)Evaluation
Spring 2012Schall, Ellen (team)Evaluation
Spring 2011Schall, EllenEvaluation
Spring 2011Terry, AngelaEvaluation
Spring 2010Terry, AngelaEvaluation
Spring 2010Schall, EllenEvaluation
Spring 2008Schall, Ellen / Terry, AngelaEvaluation
Spring 2008Schall, Ellen / Terry, AngelaEvaluation
Spring 2009Terry, AngelaEvaluation
Spring 2009Schall, EllenEvaluation
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Schachter, David Ranson
Schall, Ellen

Weekly Schedule:
Tue - 4:55 pm to 6:35 pm

Session Dates:
01/25/2016 to 05/09/2016

Bldg:SILV Room:403