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Winter 2024 Course

Pathways to Leadership Workshop for the Public Sector

Classroom: Milstein East C

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

The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term classes is December 1, 2023. Students may not drop a course if they do not have an offer to enroll in a different January Experiential Term course.

1L January Experiential Term courses are intensive learning courses. Class attendance is required in each course every day of the term. Students should plan accordingly and should not take on other work commitments during the term.

Exam Type: No Exam

Do you have the feeling that you want to change something? Maybe there’s a pressing problem in your hometown that needs solving or a policy issue you just can’t stop thinking about. Maybe you’d like to lead that effort. Maybe this feeling is what brought you to law school in the first place.

The Pathways to Leadership Workshop for the Public Sector will provide you with an opportunity to reconnect with your sense of purpose. Through a mixture of case studies drawn from the public sector, interactive exercises, extensive work in teams, and daily discussions with visionary government leaders, students will develop their capacity to make change. Projects undertaken in small groups will facilitate learning about intentional team-formation, leadership and working style self-knowledge, appreciation of diversity on teams, the various forms of intelligence and knowledge-acquisition, network development, giving feedback, effective listening, the psychology of motivation and influence, and leadership-oriented communication and presentation skills. The workshop will culminate with a final exercise that requires each team to work together to tackle 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.