Introduction to Global Leadership Seminar

The inagural/pilot Global Leadership Initiative was launched with a leadership seminar in the fall semester of 2010. To date, four cohorts of GLI students have helped shape the content of the course.

The Introduction to Global Leadership Seminar, HHD397A, is offered every Fall semester.

Course Description

The purpose of the seminar is to introduce you to issues, challenges, and opportunities of global importance in health and human development. By participating in this seminar, you will be able to make informed decisions relative to specific academic preparation while in HHD and, ultimately, about your career as a leader of the future with a global perspective.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to cover concepts, theories, and practical issues relating to understanding leadership and becoming a leader in a global context in areas that relate to human health and well-being.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Articulate global issues related to health and human development and well-being from an interdisciplinary perspective; understand how to apply one’s disciplinary expertise.
  • Understand and apply leadership principles in practice, including an appreciative inquiry perspective.
  • Understand and apply principles of reflective practice in order to become a better leader.
  • Understand ethical issues related to working in international environments.
  • Understand the concept of indigenous knowledge and describe ways to incorporate indigenous knowledge into leadership experiences.
  • Understand concepts of social innovation and how it applies to solving global health and human development issues.
  • Develop skills and in intercultural competence and apply them in daily life.
  • Articulate a personal goal(s) for an international experience vis-à-vis the Global Leadership Initiative.

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