You must participate in a final seminar in order to receive a grade for the class.
The final seminar will last about 90 minutes and involves in-class writing and group discussion on your reaction to the reading material and guest presenters, as well as your personal views on leadership. Participating in a final seminar is an interactive way to complete the final component of Foundations of Leadership. Learning Leaders will facilitate a group of 10-12 students in a discussion of the reading, presentations and reflection papers. Students will be individually assigned a letter grade depending on the quality and level of participation during the final seminar.
To sign up for the final seminar:
Information on how to sign up for the final seminar as well as the available dates and times will be explained by your Learning Leader at the Course Overview. If you need to make adjustments to your Final Seminar time you should visit Lucas Hall 115. You will only be able to make changes from Monday, January 26th to Friday, February 27th at 5pm. Office hours for the Undergraduate Business Programs Office, Lucas Hall 115, are M-F, 9am - 5pm.
To prepare for the final seminar:
Review the materials and information you have been exposed to over the quarter (e.g., guest speakers, panels, and readings). Be prepared to demonstrate your understanding of these experiences and incorporate them into your discussion during the final seminar. Some (not necessarily all) of the considerations you will want to be prepared to discuss:
- Are leaders born or made?
- Is there one leadership style that is most effective?
- What are the common characteristics of successful leaders?
- What surprises you the most about leadership?
Finally, take some time to think about and be ready to respond to either of the following questions:
- It has been asserted that "leadership is everybody's business." What is your reaction to this comment?
- Based on the readings and lectures, react to the following: "Leadership is not an affair of the head” rather “Leadership is an affair of the heart."
You can bring one page of notes to use in the final seminar. Successful completion of this seminar will be based on thoughtful reflection, preparation for the discussion, quality of response, integration of material covered throughout the quarter and level of participation.
Look at the Final Seminar rubric for information on how grading will be determined.