Innovative Leadership for Human Development: The UN and the MDGs

PADM-GP.2226, 4 points.

Semester: Fall


The course will explore an integral framework for international development that compliments the current hyper-rational, statistical, technocratic, bureaucratic approach. Integral development includes systems/institutions/policies, cultural development, individual behavior and individual consciousness and values. The course will then enable students to experience and practice innovative leadership methods that can make a dramatic difference in their life and work. As an alternative to a "command and control" leadership style, innovative leadership is facilitative, participatory, collaborative, creative and profound. Four levels of innovative leadership will be experienced, enhanced and practiced:
physical/sensory capacities, psychological/historical capacities, mythic/symbolic capacities and unitive/intuitive capacities. UN program experience will be shared related to the role of innovative leadership in achieving the MDGs in Nepal, Albania, the Eastern Caribbean, Kenya and the Philippines.



Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2013Robertson WorkSyllabus
Summer 2008Robertson WorkSyllabus
Summer 2009Robertson WorkSyllabus
Summer 2010Robertson WorkSyllabus
Fall 2011Robertson WorkSyllabus
Fall 2012Robertson WorkSyllabus
Summer 2011Robertson WorkSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2013Robertson WorkEvaluation
Fall 2011Work, RobertsonEvaluation
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