We can learn a lot about leadership through popular films!
This course will use popular movies to teach various lessons about leadership and management, such as moral/ethical leadership, leadership and DEI, leading in times of crisis, bad leadership, and transformational leadership. For each class session, participants will watch a movie, review background material on their own, and then meet for a one hour discussion.
Each film discussion will be supported by complementary readings provided ahead of each session. This course will include discussions on various leadership topics by examining the following films*:
Maverick-Top Gun: Six Lessons in Leadership (including transformational leadership, authentic leadership, team building, and more).
The Devil Wears Prada: Bad Leadership and Bad Followership
Apollo 13: Leading through Crisis
Spotlight: Leadership and Moral Courage; Ethical Leadership, Bad Leadership
Hidden Figures: Transformational Leadership; Bad Leadership; Leadership and DEI, Organizational Culture and Climate
*Participants will need to source the films on their own, either through personal streaming services or a local public library.
Class fee: $75, plus $10 registration
Ages: Adult (18 years and above)
Schedule: 5 p.m., Tuesdays, May 30 - June 27
This course is not part of a degree program and is open to everyone. No academic credit is granted and there are no grades.
Instructor: Nila Wiese
Class dates: May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27
Time: Tuesdays, 5 - 6 p.m. (PDT)
This course will be taught in a virtual online format. Internet access is needed. You will be contacted by the instructor before the first class regarding details.