Taught by Rick Brockmeier
This course explores the basic theories, trends, and practices for leadership from varying global perspectives. Leadership theories are often taught from a Western perspective. This course discusses these historical Western perspectives, while also introducing students to how leadership is viewed and practiced around the world.
- Professor Rick Brockmeier
This is a course in leadership and culture and the project was superbly aligned with cultural elements and values, teamwork and presentations.
The class was divided into teams and selected an organization from cultures different from US, researched, analyzed advocated, and presented for the entire class to learn about and provide support to.
Responses from several LDR 160 students:
"Overall, I found this class compelling. I had never taken an interest in leadership or the components of other cultures before this class. I have successfully expanded my worldview and feel more knowledgeable in the way that cultures and leaders around the world work."
"Taking part in this class has been my favorite part. During the philanthropy project, I have been able to learn so much about non-profit organizations, the operations that they perform, and what they have been able to accomplish. Moreover, the philanthropy project has taught me the importance of working together as a team to achieve a clear goal."
"Third, my favorite part of the course was when we worked on the Mayerson Philanthropy Project. The class was split into groups who had to pick a non-profit organization to research about, create a presentation, and present to the class why the given money should be donated to that organization. I loved this project because I was passionate about our organization Heifer International. The organization strives to end poverty and hunger around the world. They send livestock to communities in need so that those people can have sustainable ways of living. Our organization was not picked, but the project itself was very eye- opening to me. I have no doubt that it will be your favorite part of the course too!"
"My favorite part of this course was the philanthropy project which have helped me learn so much about different non-profit organization about how they operate and what they have achieved not only this, but philanthropy project has also taught me teamwork and how one can cooperate to achieve the goal while being on team."
Our goal is to fund and organize a range of programs to aid Ukraine in its recovery from social and economic crises and to build a stronger country aligned with democratic values. In our work, we maintain high moral standards and accountability for our efforts and activities. The majority of our volunteer work is unpaid and consequently, the funding overhead has been under 2% as per our financial reports. We are transparent in our efforts and provide detailed reporting of how our funds are being spent and often post visuals of aid delivery.
We work diligently to provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable groups and individuals in Ukraine and to raise awareness about Ukraine in the US and throughout the world. We fully support Ukraine in its efforts to build a strong civil society, reform its educational system, and to eliminate corruption.
For more information, https://novaukraine.org/