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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 663 - Public Leadership
PPOL 663: PUBLIC LEADERSHIP: PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES, & REALITIES. This course is designed for students seeking to become effective public leaders--as government officials and staff, issue advocates, or social entrepreneurs. Students will be challenged to think critically about the moral responsibilities and ethical dilemmas of public leadership; to understand the competing demands on leaders trying to accommodate politics, institutional constraints, and the multiple agendas of interested parties; to examine your own capacity for leadership; and to discover new ways to think about and exercise leadership for the public good. We will explore leadership principles and practices in a variety of ways: analysis of the current political scene, key actors, and forces influencing leadership decisions; case studies of leaders, ranging from grassroots organizers to presidents; class discussions with experienced public leaders and the journalists who cover them; and participation in class activities designed to allow you to practice your own leadership skills.  Students will have an opportunity to interview two leaders about the issues they face, the strategies they use, and the advice they offer to emerging public leaders.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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