Course Administrative Matters For 'Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model'
12 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2019 Last revised: 31 Mar 2020
Date Written: September 9, 2018
This document contains the ninth of nine Pre-Course Readings for our one-semester course “Being A Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model.”
The course material is based on our work over the last twelve years in developing a course of the same title beginning at the University of Rochester Simon School of Business, USA from 2004 – 2008. The course was taught in the curriculum at the US Air Force Academy from 2008 to 2011 and in 2014 and 2015 (a version of the course was taught in 2012 and 2013); at Erasmus Academie Rotterdam, Netherlands in June 2009 (a version of which was taught at the Erasmus University Law School from 2009 and 2010),at Texas A&M University Mays School of Business, USA in June 2010, in India under the auspices of the IC Centre for Governance and MW Corporation in November 2010, at Dartmouth College School of Medicine, USA in June 2012, at the University of British Columbia’s entrepreneurship@UBC, Canada in June 2013, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in July 2014, at the Zayed University Convention Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in January 2015, at Clemson University College of Business, USA in June 2016, in Abu Dhabi, UAE in October 2016, at University of California, Los Angeles, USA in July 2018 and at University of California, Los Angeles, USA in July 2019. Courses offered for the benefit of the Erhard-Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative includes: Whistler, B.C. Canada in October 2012, Cancun, Mexico in October 2013 and 2015, in Bermuda in November 2014, in Cancun, Mexico in October 2017, in Cancun, Mexico in October 2018 and the course most recently held in Cancun, Mexico in October 2019.
Since 2010 (in that year under the sponsorship of the Kauffman Foundation, the Gruter Institute, and the United States Air Force Academy) we have trained a total of 134 scholars to effectively deliver the course. These 150 scholars (all of whom had previously taken the course) are from various academic institutions from North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, the West Indies, the Middle East, and Russia. 44 of these scholars are currently offering the course in their universities or colleges. We have also taught the course to a group of over 200 management consultants from more than 60 firms who now offer the course or material from the course to their clients, which clients include almost all the top Fortune 50 companies.
The intention of the course is to leave participants actually being leaders and exercising leadership effectively as their natural self-expression and for the course to contribute to the development of the science of leadership. The course is founded on an ontological/phenomenological model of human nature.
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