2016 Session Dates Leadership Themes and Acclaimed Films
|August 18, 2016
||Problem Solving & Critical Thinking — Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard, Director) The well-known historical events of Apollo 13 are viewed from the human side. Leaders must deal with unexpected events that prove well established routines useless. Examine how well-trained and disciplined people solve critical problems under extreme duress.
|September 15, 2016
||Conflict Management & Influence — 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumat, Director) Explore improbable persuasion as 12 strangers selected for a criminal jury move from an 11 to 1 vote to convict a minority teenager to a unanimous (0-12) not guilty. Discover how and why minds are changed.
|October 13, 2016
||Empowerment and Employee Relations — Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt, Director) Follow the evolution of a frustrated mill worker into an empowered leader who helps change a noxious and entrenched work culture. Contrast how leadership impacts lives through abuse of power as opposed to true empowerment.
|November 10, 2016
||Power and Authority, Crimson Tide (1995, Tony Scott, Director Examine the difference between power and authority. Does the distinction matter to potential followers? Crimson Tide offers a stark comparison of leadership approaches during a crisis.
|December 8, 2016
||Coaching for Success — Miracle (2004, Gavin O’Connor, Director) Based on the true story behind the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey victory over the USSR, this story is perhaps one of the best examples of successful coaching and team building. Delve into the way Herb Brooks blends 20 college rivals into a committed, high-performance team.
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