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BUS 175 — Resilient Leadership

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Jun 25—Aug 13
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 15
Unit: 1
Tuition: $470
Instructor(s): Frieda K. Edgette
Limit: 50
Status: Registration opens on 05/29/2018
Please Note: No class on July 2
Summer
On-campus
Mondays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Jun 25—Aug 13
7 weeks
Drop By
Jul 15
1 Unit
Fees
$470
Instructor(s):
Frieda K. Edgette
Limit
50
Registration opens on 05/29/2018
Please Note: No class on July 2
How do you respond to the unpredictable? What happens when obstacles emerge? Do you tend to fight, flee, or fire up? At its core, resiliency is the ability to bounce back from adversity. In today’s world, there is no shortage of adversity “ingredients”: constant connection, declining public trust, increasing competition, a 24/7 news cycle, and infinite to-dos. For some people, this is an equation for burnout or withdrawal. For the resilient, these factors ignite motivation, optimism, and creativity. To stay focused amid the storm, resilient leaders develop “strong backs” of mental determination and hardiness. They also cultivate “soft fronts” comprising emotional intelligence and agility. If these qualities do not describe you right now, there is good news. Resiliency can be taught and learned.

This course draws from organizational, health, and sports psychology to build mindset and tactical skill. First, we will establish an understanding of the neurological, biological, and behavioral sciences of resilience. Next, we will learn five components that build and strengthen resiliency: self-awareness, self-management, focused attention, leveraged strengths, and taking vision-oriented action. We will unpack each component and implement it through accessible strategies, visualizations, real-time scenarios, and skill drills to bolster effectiveness. Weekly assignments are designed to build these resiliency muscles and apply them in your day-to-day life. Finally, we will create personalized action plans to further growth.

Frieda K. Edgette, Founder and Principal, Novos Consulting; Certified Executive Coach

Frieda K. Edgette has facilitated more than 150 cross-sector change initiatives, and helped more than 1,000 emerging and high-level leaders navigate through unpredictable environments, including corporate, nonprofit, and political campaign C-suite executives, US secretaries, and parliamentary ministers. She has been published in Harvard Business Review, GOVERNING, Campaigns & Elections, US News & World Report, and Mindful, and has appeared on C-SPAN discussing leadership, resiliency, and strategy.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.
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