Pathways to Leadership Workshop for the Public/Non-Profit Sector

Pathways to Leadership Workshop for the Public/Non-Profit Sector

Professor Susan Crawford
Winter 2019 course
M, T, W, Th, F 9:00am - 1:00pm
3 classroom credits

Students who enroll in this offering may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.

Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only.

The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term classes is November 30, 2018. Students may not drop a course if they do not have an offer to enroll in a different January Experiential Term course. Most course enrollments are limited to 72 students.

1L January Experiential Term courses are intensive learning courses. Class attendance is required in each course every day of the term, beginning Monday, January 7th. Students should make their travel plans accordingly. Students should not take on other work commitments during the term.

This course will be held in Milstein West B

Exam Type: No Exam

Harvard Law School graduates have a long history of becoming leaders in public service, the public interest world, and the non-profit sector, often drawing on the critical thinking, advocacy, negotiation, and technical legal knowledge and skills they have learned and practiced during law school. The Pathways to Leadership Workshop for the Public/Non-Profit Sector is a new course designed to provide students with frameworks, tools, and perspectives that will accelerate and enhance their ability to succeed in leadership roles in the future.

Through a mixture of leadership case studies drawn from the public/nonprofit sector, interactive exercises, visits from guest speakers, and extensive work in teams, students will explore the real-world skills that leaders call upon to catalyze change. Exercises and projects, undertaken in teams, will facilitate learning about intentional team-formation, leadership and working style self-knowledge, appreciation of diversity on teams and the different forms that intelligence and knowledge-acquisition can take, network development, negotiating conflicts, giving feedback, effective listening, the psychology of motivation and influence, and leadership-oriented communication and presentation skills. Instructors and teaching assistants will provide regular feedback to teams with respect to written and oral presentations. As a final exercise, student teams will integrate the skills and tools they have gathered during the workshop (as well as through their varied life experiences) and connect theory to application through working together to solve a difficult problem.

Note: There may be days throughout the winter term that require attendance beyond the scheduled times. Please refer to the course syllabus and page for more information.