MSLD 205: Global Leadership
Drake University is accepting visiting students for the course Global Leadership, part of the Leadership concentration in the Master of Science in Leadership Development. This course is typically offered in the summer. Please refer to the information below. You may contact Dr. Cris Wildermuth for additional information. This course is pre-approved for 31.5 SHRM credits.
This course explores the complexity of leadership in organizations within a cross-cultural and global environment. Topics include cultural awareness and development models, intercultural communications challenges, diversity in the workplace, and the impact of globalization and diversity on leadership practices.
When is the course taught?
In the summer of 2021 this course will be offered via Zoom, including ancillary online materials. You should reserve three Friday nights and Saturday mornings for the Zoom classes: May 21-22, June 25-26, and July 16-17. Friday sessions run between 6 and 8:30 pm and Saturday sessions between 9 am and 1 pm. Ancillary online materials include recorded lecturettes, reflections, and other helpful exercises. All students will receive a personal coaching session with the professor to discuss the results of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and trace a cultural development action plan.
About the facilitator
Dr. Cris Wildermuth is an Associate Professor at Drake University, where she directs the Master of Science in Leadership Development. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Wildermuth is passionate about intercultural relations and ethics. She has traveled extensively, running leadership development programs in various Latin American and European countries including Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Greece, and Portugal. Dr. Wildermuth's main research interests include ethics and international education.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Define culture and cultural components such as heroes, rituals, symbols, taboos, values, and cultural layers (i.e., national, group, and organizational culture).
- Define and discuss key intercultural relations concepts such as cultural relativism and cultural dimensions (i.e., power distance, individualism vs. collectivism, masculinity vs. femininity, uncertainty avoidance, long vs. short term orientation, and indulgence vs. restraint).
- Contrast culture and personality and discuss the differences between cultural analyses and stereotyping.
- Connect personality and the development of global competencies.
- Discuss relationships between typical leadership models and culture.
- Discuss the six leadership styles identified by the Globe Project (see http://globeproject.com/)
- Discuss Milton Bennett’s model of intercultural development and offer leadership development implications.
- Assess own intercultural competencies and design a plan for further development.
- Explore the complexity of leadership in organizations within a cross-cultural and global environment.
- Discuss the unique challenges inherent to global leadership.
- Discuss best practices in the development of global leadership competencies.
You do not need to be officially admitted to the Master of Science in Leadership Development to take this course; you may enroll as a visiting student.
For pricing information, please visit this page: https://www.drake.edu/finaid/tuition/. Please look for Graduate and Professional Programs Tuition and from there, School of Education. This is a three-credit hour course.
Additional Information / Registration
For additional information on enrolling, please contact:
Dr. Cris Wildermuth
Dr. Cris Wildermuth